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




Klimaatactie is ook een politieke kwestie

26 January 2021 - 11:12
Europe in the World

No way back: Why the transatlantic future needs a stronger EU

26 November 2020 - 11:36
Europe in the World

Europeanising health policy in times of coronationalism

02 November 2020 - 21:17
Europe in the World

Fears for militarisation of climate change

29 October 2020 - 10:12
Europe in the World

Upholding the World Health Organization: Next Steps for the EU

15 October 2020 - 12:18
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Europe in the World

A new beginning in the Transatlantic Partnership

30 November 2020 - 15:30
Europe in the World

State of the Union – Europe caught up in polycrisis?

02 November 2020 - 13:00
Europe and the EU

Online debat: Hoe dichten we het gat tussen Den Haag en Brussel?

01 October 2020 - 13:00
Europe and the EU

Online Debat: 'De Europese Unie: hoe nu verder?'

09 September 2020 - 13:00
Europe in the World

Lessons from Covid-19 vaccine acceleration for global health

27 August 2020 - 14:00
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