Vaida Gineikytė

Vaida has been a part of PPMI team since 2013. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations, received at Vilnius University, and a master’s degree in the field of international public policy, acquired at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. At PPMI, Vaida has been involved in numerous EU research projects, carrying out research, analytical as well as managerial roles. Her main fields of interest include welfare institutions, labour market policies, public services and social innovation, as well as survey methodology. Recently, she has also been increasingly working on the various aspects of digitalisation in government, economy and society in the EU Member States.


Key areas of expertise:

  • Policy areas: labour market and employment, social policy, public administration, welfare state, skills, social innovation, digitalisation 
  • Research methods: surveys, visual data analysis (Tableau), basics of statistical analysis (SPSS, Python), content analysis (NVivo), case studies, interviews



  • MSc in International Public Management and Public Policy (Cum Laude), Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2016
  • BA in Political Science (Cum Laude), Vilnius University, Lithuania, 2014
  • Erasmus study exchange, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, 2013



  • GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology, Cologne, Germany, August 2016
    • Questionnaire Design (Prof Dr Marek Fuchs, Dr Tanja Kunz)


Selected projects:

Study on the benefits of using social outcome contracting in the provision of social services and interventions – a cross-country comparative assessment of evolving good practice in cross-sectoral partnerships for public value creation (European Commission, DG EMPL, 2019-2020);

Project on “Strengthening Community Resilience and Regional Cooperation for Prevention of Violent Extremism Conducive to Terrorism in Central Asia”, (United Nations Development Programme, 2019);

Study on “Support to the Observatory for the Online Platform Economy” (DG CONNECT, 2019-2021);

Exploring Digital Government Transformation in the EU: understanding public sector innovation in a data-driven society (European Commission, JRC, 2018-2020);

Online Panel Survey on dynamic work patterns in digital labour platforms (European Commission, JRC, 2018);

Dynamics and impacts of Social Policy Innovation on the resilience of local ecosystems (European Commission, JRC, 2017-2018);

Support study for a pilot project for the development of digital skills through internships (European Commission, DG CONNECT, 2017-2018);

Online Panel Survey on digital labour platforms targeting EU citizens/service providers (European Commission, JRC, 2017);

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

Study of business participation and entrepreneurship in Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (FP7 and HORIZON2020) (European Commission, DG EAC, 2016-2017);

Study on the feasibility of an Erasmus+ virtual exchange initiative (European Commission, DG EAC, 2016);

Analysis of the perception of the EU and EU’s policies abroad (European Commission, DG COMM, 2015);

Study on National policies and strategies on sustainable work over the life course (Eurofound, 2015);

Study on Delivering public services: a greater role for the private sector? (Eurofound, 2014-2015);

In depth analysis on specific new forms of employment: labour pooling, crowd employment and mobile work (Eurofound, 2013-2014);

In-depth analysis on specific new forms of employment: job sharing, service vouchers, casual work - with focus on the public sector (Eurofound, 2013-2014);

In-depth analysis on specific new forms of employment: service vouchers, casual work, coworking (Eurofound 2014);

Friends or foes? Integration of return migrants into the labour market and society of Lithuania (Research Council of Lithuania, 2013-2015);

Development of the model for forecasting human resource demand in Lithuania and monitoring the links between qualification and profession (Ministry of Economy of Lithuania, 2013-2015).


Selected publications:

Egidijus Barcevičius, Vaida Gineikytė, ‘Support study for a pilot project for the development of digital skills through internships’, Final Report. Available at

Mantas Pupinis, Elma Paulauskaitė, Vaida Gineikytė, Darius Buinauskas, Modestas Stukas, ‘Projects and organisations funded by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI), Report V’. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2016.

Elma Caicedo, Vaida Gineikytė, ‘New forms of employment: Crowd employment, Lithuania, Case study 16: Lingjob’, Eurofound, Dublin, 2015.

Elma Caicedo, Vaida Gineikytė, Laura Melkūnaitė, ‘New forms of employment Voucher-based work, Lithuania Case study 55: Plant nursery’. Eurofound, Dublin, 2015.

Elma Caicedo, Vaida Gineikytė, ‘New forms of employment: Voucher-based work – Lithuania, Case study 56: Policy analysis’. Eurofound, Dublin, 2015.

Vaida Gineikytė, ‘Lietuviai Europos Komisijos tarnautojai: žvilgsnis iš diasporos tinklų teorijos perspektyvos‘ [Lithuanian Civil Servants at the European Commission: a Look through the Framework of Diaspora Networks]. Politologija Vol. 2, No. 78, 2015.

Egidijus Barcevičius, Vaida Gineikytė, ‚Aukštos kvalifikacijos specialistų sugrįžimas: ar užsienyje įgytos žinios ir įgūdžiai padeda įsitvirtinti Lietuvos darbo rinkoje?‘ [Do the skills and knowledge gained abroad help the integration of highly qualified return migrants into the Lithuanian labour market?]. Politologija Vol. 2, No. 78, 2015.


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