Levan Tsutskiridze

Levan joined PPMI as a researcher in the fall of 2014. He has an educational background in political science, regional studies, and business administration. Levan has also worked for private and third sector organizations in his native Georgia. Prior to joining PPMI Levan's field and research work has mostly focused on the social and political transformation in the Eastern Europe.

 

Key areas of expertise:

  • Policy areas: Education and training, labour market, and social inclusion.
  • Methods: Descriptive and inferential statistical analysis, structured and semi-structured interviews, web-based and face-to-face surveys, case studies, Policy Delphi, content analysis, feasibility and cost-benefit analysis,  and others .

 

Education:

  • MA in Political Science, Central European University (Hungary, 2014)
  • MSc in Regional Studies, Tbilisi State University (Georgia, 2013)
  • BBA in Banking and Finance, Tbilisi State University (Georgia, 2008)

 

Publication:

European Commission (2017), Preparing Teachers for Diversity: The Role of Initial Teacher Education, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg 2017.

Eurofound (2016), Sustainable work throughout the life course: national policies and strategies, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2016.

 

Selected projects:

Project Coordinator & Senior Evaluator | Evaluation of the ETF Torino Process | European Training Foundation, 2017-present.

Project Coordinator & Senior Evaluator | Evaluation of the ETF activities in the field of VET governance | European Training Foundation, 2016-2017.

Evaluator | Mid-term evaluation of the 2015-2020 Communication Strategy of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) | DG COMM of the European Commission, 2017.

Researcher | Assessing the Union Added Value and the Economic Impact of the EU Framework Programmes (FP7, Horizon 2020) | DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission, 2015-2017.

Researcher & Coordinator of National Experts | Study on how Initial Teacher Education prepares student teachers to deal with diversity in the classroom | DG Education and Culture of the European Commission, 2015-2016.

Researcher | Analysis of the perception of the EU and of EU's policies abroad | European Commission, Service for Foreign Policy Instruments, 2014-2015.

Researcher | Sustainable work throughout the life course: national policies and strategies | European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, 2014-2015.

Evaluator | External Evaluation of the European Institute of Gender Equality | European Institute of Gender Equality, 2014-2015.

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