Rūta Mašidlauskaitė

Rūta Mašidlauskaitė joined PPMI in November 2013. Her educational background is in sociology and she now mainly specialises in the fields of education, employment and social inclusion. At PPMI she has worked on several studies and evaluations contracted by the European Commission, Eurofound and national institutions. Currently she is involved in the development of the Network of Experts on the Social dimension in Education and Training (NESET II).


Key areas of expertise

  • Policy areas: education, employment, social policy
  • Methods: qualitative and quantitative research methods, including desk-based research, interviews, statistical analysis with SPSS, Stata and R, qualitative data analysis with Nvivo



  • MA in Sociology, Vilnius University, 2016
  • BA in Sociology, Vilnius University, 2012
  • Erasmus student exchange, University of Konstanz, Germany, 2015-2016


Selected projects

Study to evaluate the progress on quality assurance systems in the area of higher education in the Member States and on cooperation activities at European level (European Commission, DG EAC, 2017-ongoing)

Educational measures to support the children of Lithuanian return migrants in Lithuanian municipalities (Ministry of Education and Science, 2017 – ongoing)

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

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

Study of Business Participation and Entrepreneurship in Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (FP7 and HORIZON2020) (European Commission, DG Education and Culture, 2016-2017)

Sustainable work throughout the life course: national policies and strategies (Eurofound, 2014-2015)

Evaluation of the Information Policy on the CAP (European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, 2014-2015)

Counterfactual Impact Evaluation of ESF-funded Active Labour Market Measures in Lithuania (European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, 2014–2015)

Friends or Foes: The Integration of Return Migrants into the Labour Market and Society in Lithuania (Lithuanian Research Council, 2013-2015)

Study of the impact of Comenius Regio (European Commission, DG Education and Culture, 2012-2014)

Evaluation of the 2013 European Year of Citizens (European Commission, DG Education and Culture, 2013-2014)

Study on the social and creative situation of young artists in Lithuania (Lithuanian Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, 2013-2014)


Selected publications

Budginaitė, I. and R. Mašidlauskaitė, „Ar laukiami diasporos vaikai Lietuvoje? Tėvų ir mokytojų patirtys“, [“Welcome home? Parents’ and teachers’ experiences educating returnees’ children in Lithuania”]. Politologija, Vol. 2, No. 78, 2015.

Siarova, H.; Sternadel, D.; Mašidlauskaitė, R., ‘Assessment practices for 21st century learning: review of evidence’, NESET II report, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2017. doi: 10.2766/71491.

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