Lavinia Kortese (L.S.J.)
Lavinia S.J. Kortese is a researcher at Maastricht University’s Faculty of Law and Expertise Centre ITEM.
The central focus of her PhD research is on examining the most important European legal instruments and cooperation initiatives and their respective competences on the recognition of professional and academic qualifications. Her PhD research focuses on recognition both at the European level and upon implementation into selected Member State’s legal orders by analysing the mobility of health- and childcare professionals.
In parallel with her activities as a PhD candidate, Lavinia works as a researcher at ITEM. In this position, she conducts and manages research for regional, national and European stakeholders. A recent example concerns the B-solutions Project which led to the development of a set of documents – called roadmaps and factsheets – providing practical guidance to individuals looking to work cross-border in selected professions and to the professionals informing them. In the past, Lavinia was also part of the project team for the annual ITEM Cross-border Impact Assessment and conducted extensive casuistry research comprising the analysis of “real life cases” submitted to ITEM by practitioners. In 2016, she was seconded to the Benelux Secretariat-General in Brussels where she provided support to the Benelux expert group on the transferability of qualifications.