Evidence - based policy solutions built
on shared vision and robust analysis.

Jonas Antanavičius


Email: Jonas


Analysis and evaluation of research and innovation systems and policies with special focus on quantitative analysis.




Policy areas Research and innovation policy and systems;
Methods Quantitative analysis, construction of counterfactuals, surveys.












Research and evaluation of education, R&D and innovation policies
European Commission, since 2014

Selected projects:

  • Exploring youth digital talent readiness for the future of work in Europe.
  • financial instruments for SME’s, mid-caps and organisations from the Cultural and Creative Sectors. DG CONNECT Media.
  • European alliance for apprenticeships – assessment of progress and planning the future.
  • Support for BUILD UP Skills EU exchanges and analysis on construction skills.
  • Assessment of investments for Smart specialisation implementation.
  • Impact Assessment of a possible new legislative proposal concerning Directive 2010/13/EU (AVMSD).
  • Measuring Performance of EU Member States Skills Systems and Prioritising Skill Mismatches.
  • The analysis of the outcome of the negotiations concerning the Partnership Agreements and ESF Operational Programmes, including multi-fund programmes, for the programming period 2014-2020.
  • Ex post Evaluation of ERDF investments into SMEs and Innovation for DG Regional and Urban Policy.
  • Scientific Assistance Services to gather Country Specific Knowledge and Draw Policy Recommendation on enhancing synergies between ESIF and H2020 for the Stairway to Excellence (S2E) project.
  • Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO).
  • Ex post evaluation of support to SMEs programmes funded by Cohesion Policy (2007-2013) instruments in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
National governments, since 2013

Selected projects:

  • Services for developing methodology for the monitoring and evaluation of clusterisation in Lithuania.
  • The evaluation of SME competitiveness measures under the 2014-2020 Operational Programme.
  • The evaluation of the measures fostering business R&D under the 2014-2020 Operational Programme.
  • Interim evaluation of EU Structural and Investment funds for 2014-2020 in Lithuania.
  • Middle income trap: position in global value chains and its relationship to skills and innovations in Central Eastern Europe.
  • Interim Evaluation of the R&D and Innovation policy mix under the Operational Programme 2014-2020.
  • Ex-post evaluation of Ministry of Economy instrument “Inno-vouchers LT” impact on business R&D expenditure.
  • Ex-post (quantitative and qualitative) evaluation of the Lithuanian Operational Programmes 2007-2013.
  • Evaluation of effectiveness, benefits and impact of traineeship programme.
  • Strengthening Evaluation Capacities of EU Structural Assistance.
  • Development of the Lithuanian Development Strategy “Lithuania 2030” implementation monitoring system.
  • Evaluation of return of State R&D investments.
  • Feasibility study on the high technologies development in Lithuania.
  • Identification of Smart Specialisation priorities for 2014-2020 in Lithuania.
  • Methodology for ex post impact assessment of R&D investments in Lithuania.
  • Feasibility study on the development of high technology sector in Lithuania.


Selected publications


  • Peciukonis V., Antanavičius J., Drublionytė M., Grigaliūnaitė D., Markevičiūtė A., Nakrošis V. (2015), “Lietuvos respublikos seimo prioritetinių teisės aktų darbotvarkės kaita 2005–2015 metais”, Politologija, Vol. 80 (4), pp. 97-148.


Selected reports





MA in Policy Analysis, Vilnius University, Institute of International Relations and Political Science.