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




Military responses to climate change

17 March 2020 - 11:00

Making Peace with Climate Adaptation

16 March 2020 - 09:57
Europe in the World

World Climate and Security Report 2020

13 February 2020 - 16:15
Europe in the World

The Arctic Elephant: Europe & geopolitics of the high north

14 November 2019 - 15:02
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Security and Defence

Combatting violent extremism in Palestine, Egypt and Iraq

18 November 2019 - 09:00
Europe and the EU

Rule of Law in the Western Balkans: Necessary steps ahead

17 October 2019 - 13:00

Ecological Peace in the Middle East: #Doable

04 July 2019 - 20:00

Climate Security (livestream)

02 July 2019 - 15:00

Hague Talks: Klimaatveiligheid een wereldwijde inspanning?

20 February 2019 - 19:00
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Training courses