Hanna Siarova

Hanna has been working in PPMI since the beginning of 2011. Her main research interests and fields of work are centred on migration, social inclusion, education and gender equality policies in the EU Members States and pre-accession countries. During her work in PPMI she gained valuable policy evaluation and research experience by contributing to a number of impact evaluations and studies. She also represents PPMI in the Executive Board of the European Policy network on education of immigrant and minority students (SIRIUS) and assists in coordinating several research activities in the Network on the social dimension in education and training (NESET II). In addition, Hanna has participated in a number of conferences and workshops devoted to European integration and ENP policies and made an internship in Open Society Institute (Hungary) within Local Governance Initiative during which she worked on transparency issues of local governance reform in Russia and Belarus.

Key areas of expertise

  • Thematic policy areas: education (early childhood education; primary and secondary school education of disadvantaged groups of children, including migrant children, education for diversity), social inclusion, migration and children‘s rights policies, gender equality
  • Methods: quantitative and qualitative research methods, including desk-based research, interviews, surveys, QCA and others, experience in systematic literature reviews with EPPI Reviewer 4.
  • Project management: management of research inputs of national experts in different countries; coordination of international and national experts' teams; organization of experts' meetings; experience in international proposal writing.


  • MA in Public Policy, Central European University, 2010 (awarded Open Society Foundation scholarship)
  • BA in International economic relations, Belarusian State Economic University, 2008



  • 2016 Swiss Summer School in Social Science Methods (Visual thinking for researchers; Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), Lugano, August 2016

Selected projects

Study on Tools and Policy Pointers for Mainstreaming Innovative Pedagogies and School Organisation Practices: Barriers and Solutions (European Commission, DG EAC, December 2015- December 2017)

Study How Initial Teacher Education Prepares Student Teachers to Deal with Diversity in the Classroom (European Commission, DG EAC, December 2015- December 2016)

SEEPRO-R project ‘Workforce Profiles in Systems of Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe’ (Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, August 2015 – July 2017)

Review and Monitoring of Migrant Education in the EU (European Parliament, December 2015 – December 2016)

Network of experts on the social dimension of education and training (NESET II) (European Commission, DG Education and Culture, January 2015-present)

Erasmus + grant project ‘Professional capacity dealing with diversity’ (European Commission, DG Education and Culture, October 2014 – August 2017)

Study on the diversity within the teaching profession with particular focus on migrant and/or minority background (European Commission, DG Education and Culture, December 2014 – December 2015)

External evaluation of European Gender Equality Institute (EIGE) (EIGE, September 2014 – September 2015)

Study on Additional resources in early childhood education and care for the inclusion of children with disabilities, disadvantages or difficulties, Lot1 and Lot3 (Eurofound, May 2014 – November 2014)

Study “Assessing childcare services in Europe” (Eurofound, October 2013 – August 2014)

Study on the effective use of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in preventing early school leaving (ESL) (European Commission, DG Education and Culture, 2012 - August 2014)

SIRIUS: European Policy Network on the education of children and young people with a migrant background (European Commission, DG Education and Culture, 2012 - 2014)

Study on educational support for newly arrived migrant children (European Commission, DG Education and Culture, 2010 - 2012)

The evaluation of the impact of the EU instruments affecting children's rights with a view to assessing the level of protection and promotion of children's rights in the EU (European Commission, DG Justice, 2009 - 2011)



Herzog-Punzenberger, B.; Le Pichon-Vorstman, E.; Siarova, H., ‘Multilingual Education in the Light of Diversity: Lessons Learned’, NESET II report, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2017. doi: 10.2766/71255.

BudginaitÄ—, I., Siarova, H., Sternadel, D., MackonytÄ—, G., Spurga, S. (2016). ‘Policies and practices for more equality and inclusion in and through education: Evidence and policy guidance from European research projects funded under FP6 and FP7’, NESET II report, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. doi: 10.2766/300891

Pereira, P., Siarova, H., Misiune, I., Cerda, A., Ubeda, X. (2015). Understanding students visions about the environmental global problems. Experience and lessons learned of teaching in Lithuania. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 17, EGU2015-15071

Peeters, J., Cameron, C., Lazzari, A., Peleman, B., Budginaite, I., Hauari, H., Siarova, H. (2015). Early childhood care: working conditions, training and quality of services – A systematic review. Eurofound 2015.

Mägi, E. & Siarova, H. (2014). Migrant education opportunities in the Baltic States: strong dependence on the level of school preparedness. Praxis Center for Policy Studies, 2014.

Siarova, H. & Essomba, M. (2014). Language Support for Youth with a Migrant Background: Policies that Effectively Promote InclusionSirius Policy Briefs Series, Migration Policy Institute Europe, November 2014.

Pereira, P., Monkevicius, A., Siarova, A. (2014). Public perception of the Environmental, Social and Economical impacts of Urban Sprawl in Vilnius, Societal Studies, 6, 256 – 290.doi:10.13165/SMS-14-6-2-03

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