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.

Read her Dutch article in the Clingendael Spectator COP26: een booster voor klimaatsamenwerking.

My work




Climate security in Dutch international climate policy

21 June 2023 - 14:50

Plugging Green Power into the EU-ASEAN Partnership

20 February 2023 - 11:00
Security and Defence

Military capabilities affected by climate change

09 January 2023 - 15:51
Europe in the World

Christmas reads & must-watch videos 2022

22 December 2022 - 09:00

Dutch vision and strategy on Global Health

23 November 2022 - 11:46
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Europe in the World

Twin transition Green & Digital in EU-ASEAN partnership

21 February 2023 - 09:00
Europe in the World

State of the union 2022: War in Europe and its aftershocks

28 September 2022 - 09:00
Security and Defence

De burger in de kou: wat kan Europa doen?

23 September 2022 - 16:00
Europe and the EU

Debat: Vooruitblik Staat van de Unie 2022

01 September 2022 - 15:00
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