EU High-Level AdvisersOur Experts
Since 2012 she was actively involved as a national expert and project leader in Balkan countries and worked closely with governmental institutions and public employment services.
Nijole Mackeviciene holds a Bachelor in Economics and a Master in History and Social Science. EU HLA adviser’s assignment in the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family includes policy advice within the Employment Law and EU Legislation in Employment related area. Nijole Mackeviciene also provides active support in development of new active labour market measures to better matching skills and jobs in the labour market and promoting active support and efficient employment services.
Zenonas also has extensive international experience which included participation as a member of EC Eurostat Food Safety working group in Luxembourg, member of Advisory Forum of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), EFSA Focal Point to Lithuania, member of Working Group Nordic – Baltic Council and other. He was a chairman of Codex Alimentarius Working Party on Food Hygiene and Joint Working Party of Veterinary Experts (Public health) and Phytosanitary Experts during the Lithuanian Presidency in 2013 for the European Council. Zenonas Stanevicius has been involved as an expert in EU Twinning projects, including Twinning Project on plant origin food safety in Moldova (2012 – 2014). His current assignment in National Food Safety Agency of Moldova includes policy advice in the field of food safety sector by reviewing relevant strategic policy documents and providing recommendations by finalising the institutional and legislative reform, including clear division of tasks and competences among the different Government stakeholders. EU HLA on food safety is also providing support in preparation new Food Safety Strategy for 2016 - 2020 period, accelerating development and adoption of the Multi-annual National Control Plan, including budgetary forecasting. Furthermore, he is striving to establish of effective communication and interaction with other government institutions and with non-governmental organizations.
Since 2000, Ms Veismane served for over 10 years as Director of State Chancellery of Latvia. Throughout that period, many external organizations, including EU, WB and IMF, have prized Latvia for its success of public administration reforms. The State Chancellery of Latvia set the basis of a united and motivated corps of State Secretaries, i.e., senior civil servants leading policy making and administration of line ministries. This experience was used as example in several states of Western Balkans and CIS countries including Moldova. Gunta's main task is provide policy advice to the Prime Minister`s office and PAR Committee on Public Administration Reform. At the same time, she gives recommendations for Prime-Minister and his advisers in cross-cutting priority issues: anti-corruption issues, territorial reform issues, proposals for improving institution of State secretaries, clear career perspectives and motivation for civil servants.