Vilius StanĨiauskas

Vilius has over 7 years of experience in conducting studies and evaluations of various public policy initiatives at the EU and national levels. Prior to joining PPMI, Vilius undertook a European Commission traineeship in DG Enterprise and Industry, where he was actively enrolled in the on-going work on industrial policy and industrial competitiveness. At PPMI, Vilius is primarily interested in the EU‘s research and innovation policy.


Key areas of expertise

  • Policy areas: European Research Area, research and innovation policy, impact assessment
  • Methods: econometric modelling, statistical analysis, machine-learning approaches, topic modelling, counterfactual analysis, desk-based research, interviews, case studies and surveys


Education

  • External PhD candidate, Maastricht University (MERIT), 2017-currently
  • MSc in Economics, University of Bristol, 2010
  • BSc in Economics and Management, University of Bristol, 2008


Selected projects

  • Study on the provision and analysis of key indicators in Research and Innovation (DG RTD, 2017-2020)
  • Data4Impact:  Big DATA approaches FOR improved monitoring of research and innovation performance and assessment of the societal IMPACT in the Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing Societal Challenge (Horizon 2020 project, 2017-2019)
  • Study on open access to publications and research data management and sharing within ERC projects (ERCEA, 2017-2019)
  • Opening UP new methods, indicators and tools for peer review, impact measurement and dissemination of research results (Horizon 2020 project, project no. 7110722, 2016-2018)
  • Assessing the Union Added Value and the Economic Impact of the EU Framework Programmes (FP7, Horizon 2020) (DG RTD, 2015-2017)
  • Ex-post evaluation of the Health theme in FP7 in two target areas: personalised medicine and medical technology (DG RTD, 2015-2017)
  • Ex-post evaluation of the Health theme in FP7 (DG RTD, 2014-2016)
  • Evaluation of the operation of REA (2012-2015), (DG RTD, 2015-2016)
  • Evaluation of the operation of ERCEA (2012-2015), (DG RTD, 2015-2016)
  • Evaluation of the feasibility of using counterfactual impact evaluation for the assessment of interventions financed by the EU structural funds (including the issues of data availability) (Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, 2012)
  • Mid-term evaluation of FP7 Marie Curie Actions (European Commission, DG Education and Culture, 2011-2012)
  • Forecasting Skill Supply and Demand in Europe (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), 2010-2012)
  • Growth and employment: anticipating and managing the effects of greening of industries in the EU" (Eurofound, 2011-2012)
  • Evaluation of social integration services for socially vulnerable and socially excluded individuals for the effective use of the EU structural assistance for the period of 2007-2013 (Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, 2010-2011)
  • Performance Monitoring 2011-2013 of the EU Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity PROGRESS 2007-2013 (European Commission, DG Employment, 2010-2011)
  • Pilot study for the estimation of the administrative costs of the Human Resources Development Operational Programme (Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, 2010) 
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