Louise van Schaik

Head Sustainability Centre, Europe in the World Unit/Senior Research Fellow


  • Europe in the World
  • Migration
  • Sustainability


  • Europe
  • The Netherlands

Louise van Schaik is Head of the Clingendael International Sustainability Centre and Senior Research Fellow at Clingendael Institute. She is also a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium) and coordinator of Clingendael Research on EU in the World. 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



Strategic Foresight

Global Security Pulse: Migration & Security

31 May 2018 - 15:23
Sustainability Goals

The geography of future water challenges

23 April 2018 - 13:00
Strategic Foresight

Clingendael Radar - Climate

15 December 2017 - 13:01

Climate-migration-security: a contested relationship

30 November 2017 - 10:05
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Trends of Global Climate Politics and China's Role

08 February 2018 - 18:05

How is climate change affecting global security?

29 November 2017 - 12:07

EEAC Conference 2017

17 August 2017 - 15:02

BCI Netherlands & Belgium Conference

16 August 2017 - 12:58

World Water Week

16 August 2017 - 12:55

Planetary Security Conference 2017

14 August 2017 - 15:12
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