Policy evaluation analyst (EU Cohesion policy)

About Applica

Applica is an independent research consultancy established in 1992 specialising in:

  • analysing and researching economic and social policy issues
  • identifying, compiling and processing the most suitable data for the purpose
  • assessing the impact of policy measures
  • managing international networks of experts.

Based in Brussels, Applica is a multicultural company. It has 12 permanent staff members from 8 different origins. Work is supported by a large number of national and thematic experts in all EU Member States.

Job Description

The position is for a policy analyst specialising in evaluation of EU Cohesion policy to be a member of our team undertaking studies and producing reports for the European Commission (particularly DG Regional Policy and DG Employment).

What you will be doing
  • Contributing to evaluations and research studies on Cohesion policy and on economic, social and other aspects relating to regional development in the EU
  • Preparing reports, presentations and other written material based on these evaluations and studies.
  • Contributing to the design and organisation of physical and virtual workshops (with the support of event management staff).
  • Contributing to the preparation of proposals, including drafting sections of technical offers, identifying and coordinating with experts.
  • Contributing to other studies or tasks as required.
Desired profile
  • University level education in an area relating to economics or political sciences and public policy, preferably including evaluation.  
  • 3-5 years’ experience in research and analysis of regional policy and/or employment and social policy, with experience of undertaking evaluations as part of this.
  • Keen interest in evaluation of public policy.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Ability to write well in English.
  • Fluent English and proficiency in at least one other European language preferred.
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing workload and to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to interact with individuals from different backgrounds and points of view, experience and seniority levels.
How to apply
  • Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to Loredana Sementini, Managing Director, at
  • Please specify in the title of your email the reference: Policy Analyst
  • The selection process may include a short written test
  • Deadline: as soon as possible but no later than 30 September 2023.
  • Starting date: November-December 2023


Traineeships are available during the year. They do not follow any particular timing but usually run for a period of 6 months. Trainees assist analysts and project coordinators in their research work. Remuneration is in line with the European Commission grant for trainees.

When a traineeship is available, it will appear here. Alternatively, you can submit a speculative application and you might be contacted if a suitable position becomes available.