Hedvika Janečkova

Hedvika joined PPMI as a researcher in early 2018. She has experience in conducting research supporting policy-making and advocacy, mainly in the areas related to gender and intersecting inequalities, employment and working conditions, labour migration and social protection and inclusion. Currently, she contributes to the project supporting the monitoring of the performance of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (European Commission, DG EMPL). Recently, she also co-authored PPMI’s study on ‘Fighting child poverty: the role of EU funding’ (European Parliament's Committee on Employment and Social Affairs).

Prior to joining PPMI, Hedvika worked at the Multicultural Centre Prague as a researcher on a social innovation project testing social inclusion strategies through decent and sustainable work at a municipal level in the Czech Republic. She was also responsible for managing research and advocacy activities in the area of migration, labour and social inclusion. Between July 2016 and June 2017, Hedvika undertook a traineeship at the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), where she contributed to the latest update of the Gender Equality Index (2017). At EIGE, she also supported the review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU in the areas of gender, poverty and intersecting inequalities, the girl-child and gender segregation in education, work and training.

Hedvika holds an MA with distinction in Critical Gender Studies from the Central European University in Budapest and a BA with distinction in Political Science and European Studies from the Palacky University in Olomouc.

 

Key areas of expertise

  • Policy areas: gender equality and intersecting inequalities, employment and working conditions, labour migration, social protection and inclusion
  • Methods: qualitative and quantitative research methods, including desk-based research, interviews, focus groups and descriptive statistical analysis

 

Education

  • MA in Critical Gender Studies with distinction, Central European University, 2016, awarded the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award and the Alumni Scholarship for outstanding commitment to community service and leadership potential
  • BA in Political Science and European Studies with distinction, Palacky University, 2014
  • Erasmus Exchange at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, 2012 - 2013


Selected projects

Support to the monitoring of the performance of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation – EaSI (European Commission, DG EMPL, 2018-ongoing)

Study on ‘Fighting child poverty: the role of EU Funding’ (European Parliament, EMPL Committee, 2018)

 

Selected publications

Brozaitis, H., Makareviciene, A., Lipnickiene, K., Janeckova, H., Cibaite, G. (2018). ‘Fighting child poverty: the role of EU funding’. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. Available at: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2018/626059/IPOL_STU(2018)626059_EN.pdf

Barbieri, D., Franklin P., Janeckova H., Karu M., Lelleri R., Riobóo Lestón I., Luminari D., Madarova Z., Maxwell K., Mollard B., Osila L., Paats M., Reingardė J., Salanauskaitė L. (2017). ‘Gender Equality Index 2017: Measuring gender equality in the European Union 2005-2015 – Report.’ European Institute for Gender Equality. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. Available at: https://eige.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/20177277_mh0517208enn_pdf.pdf

Barbieri, D., Janeckova H., Karu M., Luminari D., Madarova Z., Paats M., Reingardė J. (2017). ‘Gender, skills and precarious work in the EU: Research note.’ European Institute for Gender Equality. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. Available at: https://eige.europa.eu/resources/ti_pubpdf_mh0217250enn_pdfweb_20170503163908.pdf

Barbieri, D., Huchet M., Janeckova H., Karu M., Luminari D., Madarova Z., Paats M., Reingardė J. (2016). ‘Poverty, gender and intersecting inequalities in the EU. Review of the implementation of Area A: Women and Poverty of the Beijing Platform for Action.’ European Institute for Gender Equality. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. Available at: https://eige.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/ti_pubpdf_mh0416244enn_pdfweb_20161208181320.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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