Paul Hofhuis

Senior Research Associate


  • Europe and the EU
  • Trade and Globalisation
  • Sustainability


  • The Netherlands
  • Europe

Expertise: Netherlands’, European, multilateral policies for sustainable development; strategic planning in the public sector.

Paul Hofhuis (1950) is senior research associate at the Clingendael Institute.Between 2011 and 2015 Hofhuis was counselor strategic foresight at the Netherlands’ Permanent Mission to the European Union in Brussels, in the section for Infrastructure and Environment Policies. Prior to his posting in Brussels - between 1986 and 2011 - he was involved in policy development of the Netherlands’ central government, in several areas (environment, climate change, taxation, mobility, strategic planning. He held several positions (including middle manager, program manager, director and counselor) in The Hague and abroad (Netherlands Embassy, Washington D.C.).  He started his career between 1978 and 1986, as a lobbyist for the Netherlands’ Employers Association NCW and as researcher with the Institute for Research on Public Expenditure IOO.


Hofhuis is an economist by education (masters Tilburg University, 1976).

My work




Are the Dutch really going green?

25 September 2019 - 15:54
Europe and the EU

Klimaatverandering; verkiezingsthema voor alle Europeanen

26 April 2019 - 16:10

Are the Dutch going green?

21 January 2019 - 12:46

Hoe groen is het regeerakkoord? Een beetje flets

25 October 2017 - 11:00
EU Integration

EU Transition towards green and smart mobility

15 April 2016 - 13:05