Laura joined PPMI in 2012 and mostly specializes in EU and national education and training, social inclusion policies. She has been involved in number of studies and evaluations contracted by the European Commission, Eurofound, European Institute for Gender Equality and national ministries. She also represents PPMI as national coordinator within European Literacy Policy Network and is involved in development of the Network on the social dimension in education and training (NESET).
Key areas of expertise
- Policy areas: educational and social inclusion policy
- Methods: quantitative and qualitative research methods, including desk-based research, semi-structured interviews, case studies, surveys, statistical analysis (SPSS, STATA), SWOT analysis, theory-based evaluation, SNA (social network analysis).
- MA in European Studies, Vilnius University, 2012
- BA in Political Science, Vilnius University, 2010
European Literacy Policy Network (ELINET) (European Commission, January 2014-ongoing)
Network of experts on the social dimension of education and training (NESET ) (European Commission, DG Education and Culture, January 2015 – ongoing)
External evaluation of European Gender Equality Institute (EIGE) (EIGE, September 2014- June 2015)
The study on additional resources in early childhood education and care for the inclusion of children with disabilities, disadvantages or difficulties, Lot 1 and Lot 3 (Eurofound, 2014):
Assessing childcare services in Europe (Eurofound, October 2013- August 2014)
The study on effective use of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in preventing early school leaving (ESL) (European Commission, DG Education and Culture, 2012 - 2014)
Strategic evaluation of education and science policy priorities for 2014 - 2020 programming period. (Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, October 2012 – April 2013)
The second evaluation of Europass-2012 (European Commission, DG Education and Culture, 2012-2013)
Peciukonytė L., Krupickaitė D. and Pociutė G. "Aptvertos ir saugomos gyvenvietės Lietuvoje - naujos gyvensenos išraiška ar būtinybė". Annales Geographicae, 2010-2011, pp. 43-44.
Peciukonytė, Laura "Politinių partijų ideologijos veiksnio poveikis lankstisaugos strategijos įgyvendinimui Lietuvos darbo rinkoje" (Flexicurity strategy implementation in the Lithuanian labour market: the role of political parties' ideology). Politologija, 2012/4 (68), pp. 3- 38.