What are we best at?
PPMI provides research-based advice aimed at improving public policies and their management. We help public sector organisations deal with contemporary public policy challenges. We enjoy working on complex issues, providing evidence-based solutions and making a difference.
How did we make a difference in 2017?
2017 brought new challenges and opportunities for us in every field.
Here are just a few highlights.
Review of simplified grants in Erasmus +
We verified the levels of funding delivered under Erasmus+, the EU programme that invests €14.7 billion to assist over 4 million people to study, train or volunteer abroad.
Client: DG EAC
Assessment of EU Framework Programmes FP7 and Horizon 2020
We were the first to quantify the additional economic and scientific value produced by the funding of research via the EU framework programmes (FP7, Horizon 2020), compared to national funding.
Client: DG RTD
Supporting impact assessment of the Written Statement directive
We assisted the EC in updating its Written Statement Directive to ensure that employees are not disadvantaged when negotiating over working conditions. Once implemented, the suggested improvements will apply to each and every employment contract across the EU.
Client: DG EMPL
Study on supporting school innovation in Europe
We identified the systemic-level factors essential to bringing organisational and pedagogical innovations to schools in Europe. Findings were based on the first comprehensive analysis of education policies in 39 countries and innovative practices in 24 schools.
Client: DG EAC
Expert study of EC communications related to the European Semester
We assisted the European Court of Auditors by analysing EC communications relating to the European Semester, the key process that enables EU member states to coordinate their economic policies.
Online panel survey on digital labour platforms
We produced the first pan-European analysis describing the characteristics of people working on digital platforms such as Uber, Deliveroo, Freelancer and others.
Our team &
Who are we and what makes our workplace tick?
We understand that our services are only as strong as the people who deliver them. This means providing our staff with opportunities for professional growth and learning, in an atmosphere that encourages intellectual curiosity and collaboration.
Team size &
The PPMI team is multicultural, so our working language is English.
Where have we studied?
PPMI Employees decide what to learn based on their team‘s needs and their individual career goals.
Effective writing in English
Political developments in the EU
Qualitative data analysis methods
Structural equation modelling
Collecting and analysing Big Data
Integrating scientific evidence into policy-making
To keep our minds sharp, we stay active after work. During six-month Endomondo challenge:
PPMI has been awarded the title of ‘Wellness-fostering company’ by the Lithuanian Institute of Hygiene and Ministry of Health.