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 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



Europe in the World

A United Nations with Chinese characteristics?

18 December 2018 - 15:36

A test of endurance

28 June 2018 - 16:43
Strategic Foresight

Global Security Pulse: Migration & Security

31 May 2018 - 15:23
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Climate Security (livestream)

02 July 2019 - 15:00

Hague Talks: Klimaatveiligheid een wereldwijde inspanning?

20 February 2019 - 19:00

Planetary Security Conference 2019: #Doable

19 February 2019 - 09:00

De vaart naar Brussel

11 October 2018 - 14:00

Landscape restoration and migration in Africa

17 September 2018 - 15:30

De klimaatvluchteling

19 June 2018 - 19:00
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