Transformative change is taking place, rooted in digitalisation, innovative business models and new ways of working. The public sector is there to provide a supportive regulatory environment and ensure no one is left behind. Environmental sustainability is at the core of this new economy.
Egidijus has more than 20 years’ experience in conducting policy-relevant studies and evaluations, and providing advice to decision makers. His main field of expertise is the digitalisation of public administration, industries and labour markets. He has a strong track record of working with and leading multinational teams of experts. He has worked for a variety of national and international clients at various levels of government: municipal authorities, national ministries, the European Commission and EU agencies. Egidijus conducts training on public policy analysis, and is a lecturer at Vilnius University and author of numerous publications.
Vaida has been part of the PPMI team since 2013. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from Vilnius University, and a Master’s degree in International Public Policy, acquired at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. At PPMI, Vaida has been involved in numerous research projects for the European Commission and EU decentralised agencies, carrying out research and managerial roles. Her main fields of interest include survey research, welfare and social policies, the labour market and employment, as well as digitalisation and digital platforms. Vaida is continuously upgrading her research and managerial skills through her participation in training and summer schools, as well as self-study. In addition to this, she has gained valuable teaching experience at Vilnius University.
Loes has worked at PPMI since 2017, and works almost exclusively on development cooperation projects, particularly evaluations. Her Clients include UN agencies, such as ILO, UNESCO, IOM, UNICEF and UNDP, and covers countries, projects and policies worldwide.
Through her work, she has led research teams and data collection efforts in various African and Asian countries including interviews, surveys and focus groups. Additionally, Loes has experience developing ethical research protocols for the safe involvement of vulnerable populations (e.g. children) in research activities.
Luka Klimavičiūtė is a Research Manager with more than 6 years of experience delivering studies on employment, digitalisation and industrial policies. Her research typically focuses on quantitative methods: she has overseen a number of large-scale surveys, cost-benefit analyses, evaluations, impact assessments and a randomised control trial. Luka translates difficult concepts into easy-to-understand messages with the help of data visualisation tools. During her career, she has collaborated with the European Commission and its agencies, the UN, the World Bank, Oxford’s Migration Observatory, and Invest Lithuania.
Mantas has more than 12 years of experience in policy analysis and advising EU, national and international public sector leaders. He is mainly focusing on science, technology, innovation and higher education policy. At PPMI, Mantas designs and leads international, multi-method research and consulting assignments that help the European Commission and the national governments develop better policies and improve their implementation. Since the very beginning of his career, Mantas has also been heavily involved in designing and implementing monitoring systems, developing measurable and actionable indicators, and tracking their progress towards achievements.
Barbora has more than 7 years of experience in conducting policy-related studies and providing technical assistance to EU institutions. Barbora has extensive experience in coordinating complex assignments, bringing together multidisciplinary teams and involving parallel data collection and reporting activities. Her research interests lie in the areas of digital government, online platform economy, industrial digitalisation and digital policy more broadly. In addition to conducting policy research, she has extensive experience in community building and stakeholder engagement. Barbora is also an experienced facilitator, having implemented several studies using foresight techniques, design thinking methods and co-creation principles.
Study to support the evaluation of the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and the European Cybersecurity...
SMEs and high inflation
Participatory foresight on next generation online platforms
Ex Post Evaluation of Cohesion Policy Programmes 2014-2020 Financed by the ERDF. Work Package 13 – Integrated...
Identifying technological changes and skills needs in the Western Balkan agri-food sector
Smart Industrial Remoting: remote working in non-digitalized industries - Pilot Project
Study on 'Evaluation of the Regulation (EU) 2019/1150 on promoting fairness and transparency for business...
Flexibilization of the labour markets in the Western Balkans countries: Study on new forms of employment,...
Study to support the impact assessment of an EU Initiative on improving the working conditions of platform...
Evaluation of e-Cohesion
Study on online/platform work in the Eastern Partnership countries
Gender equality prospects in labour markets transformed by artificial intelligence and platform work