The contemporary public sector is results-oriented, dynamic and adaptable. It has the vision, leadership and administrative capacity to plan strategically, identify policy alternatives, and implement its decisions. Most importantly, it puts public value at the heart of all its actions.
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.
Haroldas has more than 20 years’ experience in leading and coordinating complex assignments that deal with the development, management, monitoring and evaluation of public policy interventions – particularly those co-financed by the European Union. He has accumulated in-depth knowledge and proficiency in the development and practical application of research methodologies and tools, managing large-scale, pan-European empirical research, and making use of advanced approaches to data mining and analysis. Haroldas also has extensive experience in providing technical assistance to both EU institutions and authorities in Member States, especially in the design of management and control and monitoring systems, as well as the management, simplification and reporting of a variety of public interventions and programmes under both centralised and shared management. He has an in-depth understanding of the latest trends in performance management, applicable EU and national rules and regulations (state aid, public procurement, etc.); and actively trains public sector managers on all the aforementioned issues.
Mantas Budraitis has over 14 years of experience in conducting and managing research projects and supporting policy implementation, mainly at EU level. His passion lies in empowering decisions that shape effective and impactful policies, particularly in the areas of higher education and research & innovation. His expertise also extends to other policy areas as he specialises in the development, feasibility assessment and refinement of simplified grants, Simplified Cost Options (SCOs) and other results-based tools for EU programmes and the European Structural and Investment Funds.
Rimantas has worked as a public policy researcher, evaluator and public management consultant since 2001. His fields of expertise include education and training, social inclusion, labour market policies and good governance. Rimantas is an experienced manager with a strong track record of working with and leading multinational teams of experts and researchers. He has worked for a variety of public sector clients including national authorities, the European Commission, the EU and UN agencies. Most of Rimantas’ assignments have been within the EU, but many have also focused on EU candidate and neighbourhood countries, as well as other countries undergoing social and economic transformations.
Vitalis has been a partner in PPMI since 2003. He currently holds the position of Director of Research and Policy Advice. His main responsibility at PPMI is in evaluation and policy analysis, public administration and governance. Vitalis has around 20 years of research experience, with around 15 years’ experience in evaluations and studies conducted for EU institutions, agencies and other public authorities. He has been involved in more than 60 PPMI projects, and has been team leader in around 30 of them.
Vitalis is also employed as a professor in public administration at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University, where he researches and teaches public administration and public policy. He is involved in the activities of various government commissions and working groups.
Ieva joined PPMI in 2019 after completing her PhD in Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence. She has contributed to numerous studies in the areas of education, social, youth and regional policy for the European Commission and currently specialises in European higher education policy. With her strong academic background, Ieva is an expert in developing tailored qualitative and quantitative study methodologies and executing complex research assignments. She is also a researcher and lecturer in EU politics and policies at Vilnius university.
Integrated policymaking in the area of RDI
Information Technology and Communication Labor Markets, Expectations of Specialists Moving to Another Country,...
Building capacity for evidence-informed policymaking in governance and public administration in a post-pandemic...
Study supporting the evaluation of CHAFEA, EACEA, EASME, ERCEA, INEA & REA (2017/2018-2021)
Study to develop EU level Simplified Cost Options (SCOs) and other EU level results – based tools in the programming...
Supporting study for the ex-post evaluation of the Structural Reform Support Programme (2017-2020)
Second independent external evaluation of the European Institute for Gender Equality
Update of the 2015 EU Perception Study
Study on the monitoring data on ERDF and Cohesion Fund operations and on the monitoring systems operated in...
Evaluation of e-Cohesion
Technical support to improve the capacity for assessing and benchmarking the efficiency of public spending
Study on the benefits of using Social Outcome Contracting in the provision of social services and interventions