Laurynas Stankevičius

Laurynas joined PPMI in 2018. Before that, he had worked with academics as a Research Assistant and Analyst in various roles which included statistical programming, data wrangling and cleaning, proofreading of research papers and market research.  In PPMI, he has worked with projects related to higher education, research and innovation, mobility and youth. Recently, he has been involved in the development of simplified financial mechanisms for EU funds such as ESF, ERDF, CF, BMVI, AMIF and ISF, particularly the development of simplified cost options (SCOs) and financing not linked to costs solutions, for multiple clients within the European Commission including DG EMPL, DG REGIO and DG HOME. He is fluent in English and Lithuanian.


Key areas of expertise:

  • Policy areas:  simplified financing mechanisms, higher education, research and innovation, mobility schemes
  • Methods: mixed research methods, including case studies, interviews, surveys, quantitative analysis



  • MA in Multilevel Governance in Europe (with distinction), University of Essex, UK, 2017
  • BA in International Relations, University of Essex, UK, 2016



Quantitative Methods for Causal Inference and Policy Evaluation, Essex Summer School for Social Science Data Analysis, August 2021


Selected projects:

  • Study to develop EU level Simplified Cost Options (SCOs) and other EU level results – based tools in the programming period 2021-2027 (DG REGIO, 2021 - ongoing)
  • Study to develop Simplified Cost Options (SCOs) for the programming period 2021-2027 for the Asylum and Migration Fund (AMF), the Border Management and Visa Instrument (BMVI) and the Internal Security Fund (ISF) (DG HOME, 2020 – ongoing)
  • Study on ‘Simplified cost options’ and ‘Financing not linked to costs’ in the area of social inclusion and youth (DG EMPL, 2020 – 2021)
  • Study on the benefits of using social outcome contracting in the provision of social services and interventions (DG EMPL, 2020 – 2021)
  • Study on the Economic Implementing Framework of a Possible EU Child Guarantee Scheme Including its Financial Foundation (DG EMPL, 2019-2021)
  • Removing obstacles to cross-border solidarity activities (DG EAC, 2019 – 2020)
  • Study on inclusiveness and adequacy of student support in higher education under the next Erasmus programme (DG EAC, 2019 – 2020)
  • MORE IV study supporting data collection and analysis concerning mobility patterns and career paths of researchers (DG RTD, 2018 – ongoing)
  • Study on the impact of Erasmus+ higher education Strategic Partnerships and Knowledge Alliances at local, national and European levels on key higher education policy priorities (DG EAC, 2018 – 2019)
  • Study supporting the evaluation of the Education, Culture and Audiovisual Executive Agency (EACEA) (2015 – 2017) (DG EAC, 2018 – 2019)
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