Paul Hofhuis

Senior Research Associate


  • Europe and the EU
  • Trade and Globalisation
  • Sustainability


  • The Netherlands
  • Europe

Expertise: Netherlands’, European, multilateral policies for sustainable development; strategic planning in the public sector.

Paul Hofhuis (1950) is senior research associate at the Clingendael Institute.Between 2011 and 2015 Hofhuis was counselor strategic foresight at the Netherlands’ Permanent Mission to the European Union in Brussels, in the section for Infrastructure and Environment Policies. Prior to his posting in Brussels - between 1986 and 2011 - he was involved in policy development of the Netherlands’ central government, in several areas (environment, climate change, taxation, mobility, strategic planning. He held several positions (including middle manager, program manager, director and counselor) in The Hague and abroad (Netherlands Embassy, Washington D.C.).  He started his career between 1978 and 1986, as a lobbyist for the Netherlands’ Employers Association NCW and as researcher with the Institute for Research on Public Expenditure IOO.


Hofhuis is an economist by education (masters Tilburg University, 1976).

My work



EU Integration

EU Transition towards green and smart mobility

15 April 2016 - 13:05