Simonas Gaušas has been carrying out policy analysis and evaluations since 2003. He is a founding partner at Visionary Analytics, where he manages multiple framework contracts, as well as leads research and evaluation assignments for national or EU institutions.
As a Research Manager Simonas predominantly focuses on education and labour market policies. His thematic focus in the area of education relates to education financing, education innovations in pre-school and school education, initial and continuous vocational education and training (VET) as well as formal and informal adult education. Within the field of labour market policies Simonas mostly focuses on anticipation of skills needs, including green skills, and labour market transitions for various target groups, including youth or the unemployed.
Throughout his career, Simonas has worked with a variety of clients, such as the European Parliament, the European Commission (DG CONNECT, DG EMPL, DG GROW, EACEA), the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), the European Innovation Council and SME Executive Agency (EISMEA) as well as multiple national entities.
Simonas is well experienced in successfully managing large European assignments that include extensive research activities (incl. field research), technical assistance tasks, co-creation and collaboration workshops, conferences or study visits. He is a competent manager with excellent communication and report writing skills, highly developed analytical as well as problem-solving skills.
- MA in European public administration, 2006. Vilnius University, Institute of International Relations and Political Science (Lithuania).
- eXtended Reality: opportunities, success stories and challenges (health, education), DG CONNECT, 2021-2022.
- The European Schools system: state of play, challenges and perspectives, European Parliament (CULT), 2021-2022.
- A study for feasibility assessment and piloting of a (self-) assessment tool on skills management practices in SME’s, DG EMPL, 2019-2020.