Gintaras Martinaitis

Gintaras Martinaitis has an educational background of public policy analysis and political science. He joined PPMI in November 2013. Previously to joining PPMI, Gintaras was involved in activities of Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union working as a liaison officer. He also undertook an internship at The Sobieski Institute (multidisciplinary centre for analysis in Warsaw) in 2013. During his studies, he was an active member of various students’ organisations. His key areas of interest are performance management, public policy and governance, EU institutions and their functioning.


Key areas of expertise

  • Policy areas: performance management, public management and governance,education and training
  • Methods: qualitative and quantitative research methods, including desk-based research, interviews, case studies, surveys (SurveyGizmo online tool), qualitative analysis with NVivo software


Education

  • MA in Public Policy Analysis, Vilnius University, 2017
  • BA in Political Science (with distinction), Vytautas Magnus university, 2013
  • Erasmus student exchange, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (Scotland), 2012

 

Training

Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo Software, 5th ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques, Bamberg, February 2016


Selected projects

Study supporting the evaluation of the Education, Culture and Audiovisual Executive Agency (EACEA) (2015 – 2017) (DG EAC, 2018 – present)

Study on the impact of Erasmus+ Higher Education Strategic Partnerships and Knowledge Alliances at local, national and European levels on key Higher Education policy priorities (DG EAC, 2017 – present)

Study supporting the evaluation of the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) (2014-2016) (DG MOVE, 2018 – present)

Provision of stakeholder feedback services for Cedefop’s performance measurement system (Cedefop, 2016 – present)

Developing 'Off the Shelf' Simplified Cost Options (SCOs) under Article 14.1 of the European Social Fund (ESF) regulation (DG EMPL, 2017 – 2018)

Mid-term review of simplified grants used in the Erasmus+ programme (DG EAC, 2016 – 2017)

3rd Interim Evaluation of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency – EACEA (DG EAC, 2015-2016)

Research Careers in Europe (DG EAC, 2014-2016)

Improvement of monitoring and evaluation practices of the state strategic planning documents’ implementation results (Government Office of the Republic of Lithuania, 2014-2015)

Evaluation of the Information Policy on the CAP (DG AGRI, 2014-2015)

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