Gerda BurneikaitÄ—

Gerda BurneikaitÄ— joined PPMI with an internship program in the fall of 2015. She has an educational background in political science and international relations. Gerda is also an active member of various student organizations. At PPMI her main fields of interests include employment, social inclusion, youth policy, education.


Key areas of expertise

  • Policy areas: employment, social inclusion, youth policy, education
  • Methods: qualitative and quantitative research methods, including desk-based research, in-depth and semi-structured interviews, case studies, surveys



  • MA in Contemporary Political Studies, Vilnius University, Lithuania (estimated completion: 2018)
  • BA in Political Science, Vilnius University, Lithuania, 2016
  • Erasmus student exchange, Ghent University, Belgium, 2014-2015


Selected projects

Evaluation of the EU Agencies under the remit of DG EMPLOYMENT: EUROFOUND, CEDEFOP, ETF and EU-OSHA (European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, 2017 – ongoing)

Analysis of the first results of the implementation of the 2014–2020 Operational Programmes Supported by the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) and related YEI and ESF youth employment actions in the Member States in 2015 and 2016 (European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, 2015-2016)

Network of experts on social aspects of education and training (European Commission, DG Education and Culture, 2015)

Evaluation of Youth Employment initiative, including the implementation of Youth Guarantee initiative (Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania, 2015-2016)

E-solution:NOWORRIES Agency Developing esthetics.