Gerda Burneikaitė

Gerda has joined PPMI in the fall of 2015. She has an educational background in political science. At PPMI, Gerda focuses on topics related to skills development, communication, education, and the labour market. She has extensive experience in conducting interviews, desk research, qualitative and quantitative data analysis. As a senior researcher, her primary responsibilities include project coordination, data analysis and report drafting, development of research design, and presentation of research results.


Key areas of expertise

  • Policy areas: skills development, communication, education, labour market
  • Methods: case studies, surveys, in-depth and semi-structured interviews, statistical data analysis using R



  • MA in Contemporary Political Studies (Cum laude), Vilnius University, Lithuania, 2018
  • BA in Political Science, Vilnius University, Lithuania, 2016
  • Erasmus student exchange, Ghent University, Belgium, 2014-2015


Selected projects

Development of social partnerships in vocational education and training (pilot model EPAL) – Greece (DG REFORM, 2020 – ongoing)

Feasibility study for surveying principals, teachers, learners and in-company trainers in initial vocational education and training (Cedefop, 2020 – ongoing)

Technical support to improve the quality and relevance of the adult education system in Hungary (European Commission, SRSS, 2019 – ongoing)

Evaluation of the information policy on the CAP (European Commission, DG AGRI, 2019-ongoing)

Evaluation of the ETF networks (European Training Foundation, 2020)

EU tax policy – evaluation of communication channels (European Commission, DG TAXUD, 2019 – 2020)

Assessment of public interventions to combat labour market segmentation in the EU Member States (Eurofound, 2018 – 2019)

Evaluation of WATIFY awareness raising campaign (European Commission, DG GROW, 2018 – 2019)

Public-private partnerships for skills development in the ETF partner countries (ETF, 2018)

Evaluation of the European Week of Sport (European Commission, DG Education and Culture, 2017 – 2018)

Evaluation of the EU Agencies under the remit of DG EMPLOYMENT: EUROFOUND, CEDEFOP, ETF and EU-OSHA (European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, 2017-2018)

Analysis of the first results of the implementation of the 2014–2020 Operational Programmes Supported by the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) and related YEI and ESF youth employment actions in the Member States in 2015 and 2016 (European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, 2015-2016)

Evaluation of Youth Employment initiative, including the implementation of Youth Guarantee initiative (Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania, 2015-2016)



Gerda Burneikaitė, ‘Erdvinė rinkiminio aktyvumo analizė Vilniaus mieste’ [Spatial analysis of voter turnout in Vilnius city]. Geografijos metraštis Vol. 51, 2018.

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