Justė Vežikauskaitė

Justė Vežikauskaitė joined PPMI in the fall of 2018. Prior to joining PPMI team, she gained work-related experience in both public and private sectors, and did several internships in international non-governmental organisations (UNICEF, Transparency International, International Organisation for Migration). Justė confidently employs qualitative and quantitative research methods in her daily work (conducting desk research, interviews, focus group discussions, launching surveys), as well as analysing and visualising data. She also coordinates personal data protection dimension of PPMI and is responsible for ensuring that PPMI team‘s everyday practices comply with GDPR requirements. Justė holds a Bachelor‘s degree in Political Science (Vilnius University) and Master‘s degree in Public Policy Analysis (Vilnius University).

Key areas of expertise

Methods: in-depth and semi-structured interviews, focus groups, case studies, surveys, descriptive statistics, data visualisation (Tableau, Venngage, Canva)

Education

MA in Public Policy Analysis, Vilnius University, 2019

BA in Political Science (Cum laude), Vilnius University, 2017

Erasmus student exchange, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, 2016

Small States Summer School, University of Iceland, Iceland, 2018

Training

Sustainability in Organizations, Sustain Academy, 2021

Selected projects

European Expert Network on Economics of Education (EENEE) (2021 – ongoing)

Study to investigate the national and institutional policies and approaches to education for environmental sustainability (EES) (2020 – ongoing)

European Emission Trading System (ETS) – Calculations on the regional employment impact of ETS installations (2020 – ongoing)

Effective incentives for parents with small children to return to the labour market after parental leave (2020)

Gender Equality Index in the EU Member States: policy context and statistical analysis (2020)

Impact evaluation of EU funds investments in the areas of R&D&I and education under Lithuania’s Operational Programme 2014–2020 (2019-2020)

Support to the Observatory for the Online Platform Economy (2019 – ongoing);

Country factsheets for the EU Member States for the Gender Equality Index 2019 (2019)

CEEYouth: The comparative study of young migrants from Poland and Lithuania in the context of Brexit (2018 – ongoing)

Support for developing country knowledge on public administration (EUPACK 2) (2018-2020)

Progress Assessment of the ESF Support to Public Administration (PAPA) (2018-2019)

Mid-term evaluation of Lithuania‘s investment into Smart Public Governance priority under the Lithuanian Operational Programme (2018-2019)

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