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Jonas Antanavičius


Email: Jonas


Analysis and evaluation of research and innovation systems and policies
as well as digitalisation policies. Experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods. Extensive work with national and EU authorities.



Jonas has an educational background in political science and public
policy analysis. His work experience includes analysis and evaluation of digitalisation, research
and innovation systems and policies.

Jonas has a significant experience in using the following qualitative and quantitative methods: counterfactual impact evaluation, theory-based evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, survey, interview, meta-analysis,
statistical analysis (using R, gretl, SPSS), case studies. Jonas has excellent command of Lithuanian (mother tongue) and English.







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

Selected projects:

  • Study on the evaluation of the Portability Regulation.
  • Supporting analysis for defining the future rail research and innovation partnership under the next multi-annual financial framework.
  • Exploring youth digital talent readiness for the future of work in Europe.
  • New financial instruments for SME’s, mid-caps and organisations from the Cultural and Creative Sectors.
  • 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:

  • Evaluation of the quality and development of social dialogue in Lithuania.
  • Technical assistance for developing the methodology to update the Smart Specialization Programme in Lithuania.
  • Ex-ante evaluation of public sector digitisation measures in 2021-2027.
  • 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


  • Martinaitis Žilvinas, Christenko Aleksandr, Antanavičius Jonas, “Upskilling, Deskilling or Polarisation? Evidence on Change in Skills in Europe”, Work, Employment and Society, 2020, pp. 1-19.
  • 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.