Karolina Lipnickienė

Karolina Lipnickienė, Researcher

Karolina joined PPMI in the end of 2015. Her field of interests includes social inclusion, education and employment policies as well as migration, asylum and ethnicity studies. She has educational background in political science, political sociology and social anthropology. In PPMI Karolina mostly works with projects funded by EU structural assistance.


Key areas of expertise

  • Policy areas: social inclusion, employment
  • Methods: structured and semi-structured interviews, surveys, statistical analysis, literature review, case studies



  • MA in Comparative Politics, Vilnius University, 2015
  • Exchange student, Copenhagen University, 2014
  • BA in Political Science, Vilnius University, 2011


Selected projects

Mid-term evaluation of investment into Smart Public Governance priority under the Lithuanian Operational Programme (Ministry of Internal Affairs, October 2018–ongoing)
Various activities within SIRIUS 2.0 Policy Network of Migrant Education (European Commission, DG Education and Culture, May 2018–ongoing)
Mid-term evaluation of Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived in Lithuania (Ministry of Social Security and Labour, November 2017–December 2017)
Evaluation of the Lithuanian-Swiss cooperation programme to reduce economic and social disparities within the enlarged European Union (Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania 2016-2017)
Feasibility study on Lithuanian culture policy formulation and implementation improvement (Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, 2016)
Preparation of the methodology for monitoring European Social Fund general and specific indicators (Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, 2016)
Assessment of the final results of the priority 4 of the Human Resource Development Action Programme (Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, 2016)
Unit costs calculation methodology of staff costs of high school personnel engaged in the projects, generating intellectual products (Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, 2015-2016)
Unit costs calculation methodology for adult students learning in formal education programmes or modules (Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, 2015-2016)


Selected publications

Urbonaitė K. (2016). Ethnic Identity Change: Case of Lithuanians of Gervėčiai District. OIKOS: Lithuanian Migration and Diaspora Studies 2016/1. The Lithuanian Emigration Institute, Kaunas. ISSN 1822-5152.

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