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, predominantly in the field of education and inclusion, but her past projects have also covered policy areas such as law/human rights, employment and migration. Her clients include EU agencies, as well as of the agencies UNsuch as UNICEF, UNESCO, the UNDP and the ILO. In her work, she has led research teams and data collection efforts in various countries across Africa and Asia, including interviews, surveys and focus groups. In addition, Loes has experience in developing ethical research protocols for the safe involvement in research activities of vulnerable populations (e.g. children).
Luka specialises in quantitative research on emerging technologies, employment and migration policy. At PPMI, 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, the UN, the World Bank and the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.
Mantas has more than nine years’ experience in policy analysis and advising public sector leaders at national, EU and international levels. He mainly focuses on science, technology, innovation and higher education policy. At PPMI, Mantas designs and leads international, multi-methods research and consulting assignments that help the European Commission and national governments to develop better policies and improve their implementation. Since the very beginning of his career, Mantas has also been heavily involved in designing and implementing performance monitoring systems, developing measurable and actionable indicators, and tracking progress towards achievements.
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...
Study on the monitoring data on ERDF and Cohesion Fund operations and on the monitoring systems operated in...
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
Study on consumer behaviour towards digital platforms as a means of communication
Support to the Observatory for the Online Platform Economy
Online panel survey on dynamic work patterns in digital labour platforms
Online panel survey on digital labour platforms targeting EU citizens/service providers