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Merit Tatar

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Merit works as a development director in the IBS in the field of local and regional development. Her particular interest lies in the EU regional policy and its application at the local and regional levels of the EU member states which was also her Master`s science research topic at the London School of Economics and Political Science which she graduated in 2008. Since 2004 she has worked as a consultant for developing EU funded projects for local authorities, businesses and NGOs in Estonia and abroad.

She has acted as a project manager and analyst of many development projects and studies. Recently she has been focusing on policy analysis and impact assessments especially in the field of EU cohesion policy and has been involved in several research projects with the government aiming to develop scientifically firm policy recommendations in the fields of local and regional development and in assessing the impact of EU cohesion policy. Since 2004 she has also acted as a research assistant in the Department of Public Administration in the University of Tartu and since 2008 lecturing in the Tallinn University of Technology on topics about EU integration, policies and multi-level governance arrangements in EU policy making.

2019 - 2021 Green Silver Age Mobility (GreenSAM)
2018 - 2019 Mid-term evaluation of EU Operational Programme for Cohesion Policy Funding 2014-2020
2018 - 2019 Evaluation of civil society development plan 2015-2020
2017 - 2018 Social Exclusion of Youth in Europe: Cumulative Disadvantage, Coping Strategies, Effective Policies and Transfer (EXCEPT)
2017 Mapping technological devices project
2018 - 2019 Study of popularising science and technology in Estonia
2018 - 2020 Participatory urban planning for healthier urban communities (HEAT)
2017 - 2020 Cities.multimodal – urban transport system in transition towards low carbon mobility
2017 - 2020 BSR ELECTRIC
2017 Mapping the training needs of youth workers
2017 Mid-term evaluation for implementation of VEPA Good Behavior Game
2016 - 2017 Tegevuse „Minu esimene töökoht“ vahehindamine
2016 Euroopa Majanduspiirkonna (EMP) ja Norra stipendiumiprogrammi tulemuslikkuse hindamine
2016 Implementing IT solutions in youth work
2015 - 2018 SmartEnCity
2014 - 2017 Public Participation in Developing a Common Framework for Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation
2014 - 2015 Impact evaluation of the “Compatriots programme” 2009–2013
2015 Evaluation of the Impact and Results of the European Fund for the Integration of non-EU immigrants
2015 Impact assessment of the Swiss NGO Fund (2011-2015)
2015 Euroopa Pagulasfondi, Euroopa Tagasipöördumisfondi ning Välispiirifondi tulemuste ja mõju hindamine
2014 Needs assessment of the further training for teachers
2014 Mapping the provision of public services
2014 TLÜ Kasvatusteaduste instituudi õppekavade võrdlus
2012 - 2014 Preliminary assessment of Estonian Rural Development Plan for 2014–2020
2012 Assessment of the results and impact of the European Refugee Fund, the European Return Fund and the European External Borders Fund
2012 Assessment of the Effectiveness of the Kristjan Jaak Scholarships
2011 Evaluation of the implementation of measures in favour of R&D and higher education in the framework of the EU co‐financed Structural Funds 2007‐2013
2011 - 2013 Central Baltic Job Ferry
2010 Evaluation of the Estonia – Latvia Programme 2007-2013
2009 - 2010 Evaluation of the Participation Practices in Estonian Government
2009 - 2010 Evaluation of the Selection criteria of the structural funds
2009 Evaluation of the Operational Programmes of the Structural Funds in Estonia
2009 - 2010 Defining the role of local governments in implementation of the activities outlined in the “Estonian integration programme for 2008–2013”