Louise van Schaik

Head of Unit EU & Global Affairs/ Senior Research Fellow


  • Europe in the World
  • Europe and the EU
  • Migration
  • Sustainability
  • Health


  • Europe
  • The Netherlands

Louise van Schaik is Head of Unit EU & Global Affairs. She also coordinates Clingendael research in the field of climate change and sustainable development. In her research she has extensively analysed the EU’s performance in multilateral bodies, including in the fields of climate change, health and food standards. She has also published on related research areas such as EU foreign policy, EU climate change and energy policy, EU research policy, scarcity of natural resources and green growth.

Louise has published various policy reports, books, academic articles and commentaries. She regularly gives presentations and lectures to various groups of professionals. She was responsible for the acquisition and implementation of several research projects for governments, (international) foundations, the private sector, and others.

She has a Master's degree in Public Administration from Leiden University (2003) and a PhD in Political Science from the KU Leuven (2010). Prior to joining Clingendael in 2006, she was a Research Fellow at CEPS, the Brussels-based think tank, for four years.

My work



Security and Defence

Expert Insights: Transatlantic Relations

16 June 2021 - 09:00
Security and Defence

World Climate and Security Report 2021

07 June 2021 - 15:39
Foreign Affairs Barometer

Klimaat blijft politieke splijtzwam

13 March 2021 - 07:04
Climate Change

Transatlantic Cooperation on Climate Change

09 February 2021 - 19:39
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Europe in the World

A new era of transatlantic cooperation on global public goods?

10 December 2020 - 16:00
Europe in the World

A new beginning in the Transatlantic Partnership

30 November 2020 - 15:30
Europe in the World

State of the Union – Europe caught up in polycrisis?

02 November 2020 - 13:00
Europe and the EU

Online debat: Hoe dichten we het gat tussen Den Haag en Brussel?

01 October 2020 - 13:00
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