Adriaan Schout

Coordinator Europe/ Senior Research Fellow


  • Europe and the EU


  • Europe

Dr. Adriaan Schout is Senior Research Fellow and Coordinator Europe. He combines research and consultancy on European governance questions for national and European institutions. He has worked on projects addressing issues of the EU presidency, EU integration and Improving EU regulation, amongst others.

Prior to joining Clingendael, he served as an independent expert in the field of EU governance for the Economic and Social Committee (2006) and for the Directorate-General for Research of the European Commission, supporting the multilevel coordination questions in the process of writing the White Paper European Research Area (European Commission, 2007). He is Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE) of the University of East Anglia (UK). He graduated from Groningen with a Master’s degree in Economics, and completed his PhD in Political Science at Leiden University.

He has (co-)authored numerous books and international articles. He won the UACES price for ‘Best Book in European Studies 2007’ for The coordination of the European Union: Exploring the capacities of networked governance (Oxford University Press).


My work



Europe and the EU

Deepening EU integration and the Netherlands' EU narrative

13 March 2018 - 11:41
Europe and the EU

Clingendael State of the Union 2018 - report

25 January 2018 - 15:30
Europe and the EU

The missing dimension in rule of law policy

16 January 2018 - 16:56
Europe and the EU

The EMU does not have any flaws

09 November 2017 - 12:31
Europe and the EU

Rutte III, will you finally share the true story about the EU

19 October 2017 - 13:32
EU Integration

The 19th Bundestag: broadened political representation

28 September 2017 - 15:54
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Europe and the EU

Clingendael | TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference 2015

11 November 2015 - 15:26