Catharina LavrijssenCoordinator EU-cooperation Randstad Region


Catharina Lavrijssen has been coordinator of the EU cooperation of the Randstad Region since January 2021. She facilitates and stimulates coordination and cooperation between the four provinces of North Holland, South Holland, Utrecht and Flevoland. Catharina is responsible for realizing the European ambitions laid down in the Randstad context, with a focus on joint identification and joining forces on priority dossiers.


After completing her studies in General Economics at Tilburg University, Catharina worked for more than fifteen years in various positions at the Dutch government.

2021 – present Coordinator of the EU cooperation of the Randstad Region
2019 – 2020       
Coordinating policy advisor High Impact Crimes, Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security
2018 – 2019       Principal advisor to the board, Dutch Healthcare Authority
2012 – 2018       Principal financial and budget advisor, Dutch Ministry of Finance
2008 – 2012       Seconded National Expert on Employment and Social Affairs, European Commission
2006 – 2008       Senior policy officer vocational education and training, Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
2004 – 2006       Scientific staff member public finance, Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis