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.

Read her Dutch article in the Clingendael Spectator COP26: een booster voor klimaatsamenwerking.

My work




Dutch vision and strategy on Global Health

23 November 2022 - 11:46
Europe in the World

The Dutch position on the EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

16 November 2022 - 15:50
Europe in the World

Transitioning towards energy security beyond EU borders

26 October 2022 - 11:17
Europe in the World

Fair Energy Transition for All: Final Recommendations

30 September 2022 - 13:51
Europe in the World

Een eerlijke energietransitie voor iedereen: Eindaanbevelingen

30 September 2022 - 13:13
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Security and Defence

De burger in de kou: wat kan Europa doen?

23 September 2022 - 16:00
Europe and the EU

Debat: Vooruitblik Staat van de Unie 2022

01 September 2022 - 15:00

Clingendael Leest: Klimaatgeneraal van Tom Middendorp

24 March 2022 - 17:00
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Training courses