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



Security and Defence

Beggars can’t be choosers

19 February 2024 - 12:39

Forging a green shield

02 February 2024 - 15:12

Expert insights: Climate and COP28

07 December 2023 - 15:16
Politics and Crime

Expert insights: the Dutch elections

07 December 2023 - 11:13
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Europe and the EU

Staat van de Unie: de terugblik 2023

13 September 2023 - 10:30
Europe in the World

Debat Staat van de Unie: de vooruitblik 2023

07 September 2023 - 15:00
Europe in the World

Twin transition Green & Digital in EU-ASEAN partnership

21 February 2023 - 09:00
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