PPMI – Public Policy and Management Institute
Public Policy and Management Institute (PPMI) is one of the leading public policy research centres in the Baltic region. In 2008, the Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science awarded Public Policy and Management Institute the status of private research institution, in recognition of its record of carrying out applied social science research. Currently, PPMI is a well-established knowledge provider to several European Commission’s directorates general and agencies: DG EAC, DG EMPL, DG COMM, DG RTD, DG JRC, EIGE, Cedefop, ETF and Eurofound. Since its foundation, the Institute’s research and advice has contributed to improving national and European public policies in several fields, such as: education and training, social inclusion, research and development, migration and labour mobility, and public administration.
Although PPMI works in several thematic fields, education and training, is an area where PPMI is especially active with numerous assignments delivered every year on different types, levels of education and diverse thematic issues. Education inequalities and inclusion through education are one of the central themes of PPMI work. Since January 2015 PPMI has been coordinating the Network of Experts on the Social Dimension of Education and Training (NESET). NESET provides reliable, independent and rigorous scientific support, country-specific expertise, and advice to the European Commission in relation to the equity and social aspects of all types and levels of education and training. The Network also acts as a knowledge broker, bridging the gap between EU education policy makers and the academic world.
PPMI is a cofounder of SIRIUS since autumn 2017 – a European platform that brings together key stakeholders in migration and education from around Europe, including policy makers, researchers, practitioners and representatives of migrant communities.
In the recent years, PPMI has been also conducting education policy analysis for international organisations, such as UNICEF and UNESCO.
Main Tasks in the Project
The PPMI team with their strong expertise in public policy analysis will lead the work package on Policy Analysis of Measures Tackling Educational Inequalities at different Stages of the Life Course (WP3). WP3 will involve mapping the evolution of concepts, definitions and prioritisation of vulnerable groups in public policy documents, delivering a policy analysis report on the impact of public policy interventions to enhance access and uptake of education, a database of evaluated public policy interventions and a preparation of a number or articles for publication in the academic journals. The PPMI team will also contribute to all other phases of the project (WP 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7).