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Levan Tsutskiridze

Researcher

Email: Levan

 

2018/10/2

Research and evaluation of education, R&D, social inclusion and labour market policies. Extensive work with the EU authorities through contract research and evidence based consultancy.

 

Expertise

 

Levan has 9 years of research experience and over 4 years of experience in conducting Europe-wide evaluations and studies in the area of education, research and innovation, social inclusion, and labor market policies. During this period, he has provided evidence based policy analysis and recommendations to the European Commission and its bodies. Levan has also carried out various project management activities and coordinated the EU funded research projects.

 

Experience

 

Policy research and evaluation

 

European Commission, international organisations (since 2014)      Selected projects:

  • Evaluation of the European Training Foundation activities in the field of of vocational education and training governance.
  • Study on how Initial Teacher Education prepares student teachers to deal with diversity in the classroom.
  • Sustainable work throughout the life course: national policies and strategies.
  • Assessing the Union Added Value and the Economic Impact of the EU Framework Programmes (FP7, Horizon 2020).
  • External Evaluation of the European Institute of Gender Equality.
  • Evaluation of the European Training Foundation Torino Process.
  • Mid-term evaluation of the 2015-2020 Communication Strategy of the European Committee of the Regions.
  • Analysis of the perception of the EU and of EU’s policies abroad

 

Other research experience (since 2009)
  • Qualitative and quantitative research and analysis in the field of sustainable development (for GeoWel Research, Georgia)
  • Research and comparative analysis in the field of social behaviour in the South Caucasus Region (for Caucasus Research Resource Center, Georgia)

 

Selected publications

 

    1. European Commission (2017), Preparing Teachers for Diversity: The Role of Initial Teacher Education, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg 2017.
    2. Eurofound (2016), Sustainable work throughout the life course: national policies and strategies, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2016.

 

Selected reports

 

    1. Client: European Training Foundation. Evaluation of the ETF Torino Process. 2018.
    2. Client: European Training Foundation. Evaluation of the ETF activities in the field of VET governance, 2017.
    3. Client: European Commission, DG COMM.  Mid-term  evaluation  of  the  2015-2020  Communication  Strategy  of  the  European  Committee  of  the  Regions, 2017.
    4. Client: European Commission, Service for Foreign Policy. Analysis of the perception of the EU and of EU’s policies abroad, 2015.
    5. Client: European Institute of Gender Equality. External Evaluation of the European Institute of Gender Equality, 2015.

 

Education

 

MA in Political Science, Central European University, Budapest (Hungary).

MSSc in Social and Political Transformation of post-Soviet Countries, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi (Georgia).