My work as a consultant on equal opportunities

With IRS – Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale (Italy):

  • EIGE Study on area F of the Beijing Platform for Action – Women and the Economy (national expert) [July 2013 – February 2014]
  • National expert at good practice exchange on Encouraging Female Entrepreneurship, [London 11-12 September 2014]: my comments paper

With Public Policy and Management Institute:

  • Evaluation questions on equal opportunities:
    • FP7 Marie Curie Actions Interim Evaluation (evaluator) for European Commission DG Education and Culture [December 2011 – December 2012];
    • Interim Evaluation of Erasmus Mundus II (2009-2013) (evaluator, coordinator) for European Commission DG Education and Culture [July 2011 – February 2012]
    • Interim Evaluation of the Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2009 (evaluator, responsible for equal opportunities aspects) for European Commission DG Education and Culture [December 2009 – December 2010]
    • Study “VET financing mechanisms in selected EU member states“ (researcher, responsible for qualitative comparative analysis of effectiveness, efficiency and equity in the financing mechanisms studied) for CEDEFOP [2008-2009]
  • Consultation between policymakers and civil society:
    • Stakeholder consultation and needs assessment for the new PROGRESS Programme (evaluator, coordinator) for European Commission DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities [January-August 2011]
    • Feasibility study to examine the potential need for a Student Lending Facility at European Level (researcher, interviewer, responsible for equal opportunities aspects) for European Commission DG Education and Culture [February 2010 – December 2010]
  • Evaluations and studies on equal opportunities:
    • Evaluation of the impact of EU structural support on the implementation of the horizontal priority “gender equality and non-discrimination” for Ministry of Finance, Lithuania [June 2013 – January 2014]
    • Study on the translation of Article 16 of Regulation (EC) No. 1083/2006 on the promotion of gender equality, non-discrimination and accessibility for disabled persons, into cohesion policy programmes 2007-2013 co-financed by the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund (researcher) for European Commission DG Regional Policy [December 2008 – September 2009]
  • Practical guidance:
    • Consulting Lithuanian ministries on integration of horizontal priorities (gender equality, non-discrimination, universal design, youth) into EU structural investment projects [June 2015 onwards];
    • Technical assistance to the European Blind Union on carrying out a survey amongst EBU national members (within the framework of Progress performance monitoring – providing technical assistance for performance monitoring to the EU-wide networks) [June 2011 – September 2011]: developing a survey questionnaire, which is accessible to persons using voice-recognition technology, analyzing survey responses and reporting
    • Horizontal priorities: practical guide to applicants and project managers (analyst) for Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania [2009]

With Fondazione G. Brodolini (Italy):

Other contractors:

  • Researcher and consultant on EIGE’s 2016-2018 Stakeholders’ Engagement and Communications Strategy: Preparatory analysis and development – commissioned by EIGE, carried out by Verslo konsultantai/ Terra Brevis [2015]
  • National communications expert for Communications Review for the EEA Grants and Norway Grants – contracted by Coffey International Development (UK) [2015]
  • Author of the updated MISSOC social security guide for Lithuania – contracted by TIPIK agency (Brussels) [2014, forthcoming on European Commission’s website]
  • Lithuanian moderator for the Single Market Month debates – contracted by MOSTA (Brussels) [2013]
  • Giving presentations and facilitating workshops on equal opportunities for students and regional media in Klaipėda and Šiauliai in a project commissioned by the Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson (Lithuania)
  • Presentation “‘Natural’ national family: the Lithuanian case” at the international conference ‘Lithuania and Belarus: policies of normalisation’ (Vilnius, 8 May 2009)
  • Presentation “Passive Femininity in Lithuanian Commercials” at the international interdisciplinary conference “Culture and media: local and global aspects” (Vilnius, May 22-23, 2009)

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