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Arnkil

Robert

Arnkil

Validated Lead Expert

Generic Skills

B.1. Understanding of integrated and sustainable urban development: 
Robert Arnkil, Licentiate of Psychology, has been a Lead Expert for two Thematic Networks of URBACT (My Generation and My Generation at Work) 2008 – 2015, which were about youth employment and entrepreneurship, involving a 12-city partnership. He is an experienced facilitator of workshops and leader of complex projects, and an innovator in methods to promote dialogue. He has over 30 years of experience in evaluation, research and consultation on labour markets, public employment services (PES), Local Government and employment, European Structural Funds, Mutual Learning Programme (MLP), EU Peer Reviews, working life development and innovation, in a European context. He is self-employed in his own company Arnkil Dialogues, Arnkil is member of the European Employment Policy Observatory (EEPO) Expert Network.
B1. Assessment: 
1: The candidate demonstrates convincing proof of his understanding of integrated and sustainable urban development, namely in the field of labour market and social inclusion.
B.2. Understanding of exchange and learning processes at transnational level: 
Arnkil has been a lead expert in two Urbact transnational thematic networks, My Generation and My Generation at Work, in 2008 – 2015. He has been involved in several other transnational projects over the decades, including several EU Peer Reviews on Employment, Training and other issues, Evaluation of ESF and ERDF on a European level, evaluation of Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) of EU, Open Innovation development in the EU CLIQ ERDF funded project and Global City Development project Cities of Tomorrow by the Bertelsmann Foundation. Arnkil is a member of the EU Employment Policy Observatory Expert Network, Arnkil has been active in developing original dialogue and learning methods like the Good Future Dialogue.
B2. Assessment: 
1: The candidate demonstrates convincing proof of his understanding of exchange and learning processes at transnational level (e.g. lead expert in two URBAN transnational networks).
B.3. Proficiency in English: 
Arnkil is proficient, C2, in all aspects of English and has worked in several transnational projects, where the working language has been English and has published in English over 30 years, studied English at University, and was an exchange student for a year in the United States in his youth.
B3. Assessment: 
1: The candidate points to convincing evidence of his proficiency in English (C2 level).

Expertise for the design and delivery of transnational exchange and learning activities:

C.3.1. Ability to communicate complex concepts to non-English speakers: 
Promoting understanding of complex concepts has been promoted by using a rich set of methods ranging from conceptual explanatory papers to using picturesm videos and play, to enhance informal and tacit learning. Learning, cooperation and exchange methods and tools are a particular strength and focus of the work of Arnkil. Developing these methods was a particular topic in the Urbact My Generation project, and in all other projects run by Arnkil in the last decades. A rich set of examples of this kind of work is found on the Urbact My Generation at Work website, for instance: http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/mgatwork_-_enriching_youth_policies_in_cities_final.pdf http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/media/6_-_mgatwork_final_event_rotterdam_2015.pdf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgI8R-Ak7fg&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0BikQdCpCI
C3.1 Assessment: 
1: The candidate points to his experience in the URBACT My Generation at Work project in order to demonstrate his ability to communicate complex concepts to non-English speakers.
C.3.2. Ability to draw out, support the verbalization and documentation of knowledge and practice from participants: 
As examples of outputs produced in the Urbact project, see: Enriching Youth Policies in Cities: http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/mgatwork_-_enriching_youth_policies_in_cities_final.pdf Cocreating careers http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/mgatwork_-cocreating_careers_final.pdf Be Inspired by My generation at Work Stories http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/enterprising_curriculums_ideas_and_connections_to_work_-be_inspired_by_mgatwork_stories.pdf
C3.2 Assessment: 
1: The candidate provides three relevant examples that demonstrate his ability to draw out, support the verbalization and documentation of knowledge and practice from participants to enable comparison, exchange and peer review.
C.3.3. Ability to capture learning for participants to take away: 
An example of capturing highlights of of the entire My Generation at Work project is given in: http://urbact.eu/out-now-digital-memory-aid-final-event-best-my-generation-work
C3.3 Assessment: 
1: The applicant provides one example that demonstrate his ability to capture learning for participants to take away.
C.3.4. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate good practices and policy messages: 
As examples of outputs produced in the Urbact project, see: Enriching Youth Policies in Cities: http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/mgatwork_-_enriching_youth_policies_in_cities_final.pdf Cocreating careers http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/mgatwork_-cocreating_careers_final.pdf Be Inspired by My Generation at Work Stories http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/enterprising_curriculums_ideas_and_connections_to_work_-be_inspired_by_mgatwork_stories.pdf My Generation at Work Baseline http://urbact.eu/my-generation-work-baseline-study-out-now
C3.4 Assessment: 
1: The candidate provides convincing examples demonstrating his ability to produce concise reports that incorporate good practices and policy messages.
Summary Expertise for the design and delivery of transnational exchange and learning activities: 
Robert Arnkil, Licentiate of Psychology, with a Major also in Sociology, has been a Lead Expert for two Thematic Networks of URBACT (My Generation and My Generation at Work) 2008 – 2015. He is an experienced facilitator of workshops and leader of complex projects, and an innovator in methods to promote dialogue. He has over 30 years of experience in evaluation and research of labour markets, public employment services (PES), Local Government and employment, European Structural Funds, Mutual Learning Programme (MLP), EU Peer Reviews, working life development and innovation, in a European context. He is self-employed in his own company Arnkil Dialogues, Arnkil is member of the European Employment Policy Observatory (EEPO) Expert Network.
Assessment: 
The candidate meets the criteria regarding the expertise for the design and delivery of transnational exchange and learning activities. The candidate has been a Lead Expert for two Thematic networks of URBACT (My Generation and My Generation at Work). There are no identified inconsistencies between the summary and the replies, nor between the information in the application form and CV.

Thematic expertise:

Theme / Policy: 
Employment, Human Capital and Labour Mobility
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
Arnkil, a Licentiate of Psychology, with a Major also in Sociology, has over 30 years of experience in evaluation, research an consultation on labour markets, public employment services (PES), Local Government and employment, European Structural Funds, Mutual Learning Programme (MLP), EU Peer Reviews, working life development and innovation, in a European context. He is self-employed in his own company Arnkil Dialogues, Arnkil is member of the European Employment Policy Observatory (EEPO) Expert Network. He has worked as a project leader at University of Tampere Work Research Centre for several years. The CV contains a selection of publications in English.
D1 Assessment: 
1: The candidate shows sufficient experience in the thematic field of employment, human capital and labour mobility. This is visible throughout the whole application and his CV.
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
Arnkil, R. and Spangar, T. (2014) Promoting Enterprising Relations to Work. http://urbact.eu/out-now-promoting-enterprising-relations-work Adams, E. and Arnkil, R. (2013) Stronger Together – Supporting Urban Youth Through Social Innovation. Urbact. http://urbact.eu/supporting-urban-youth-through-social-innovation Arnkil, R. and Spangar, T. (2011) Open and Integrated Peer-learning Spaces in Municipal Development. In: Linking Theory and Practice – Learning Networks at the Service of Workplace Innovation. TEKES 2011. http://www.tekes.fi/fi/community/a/404/b/1325?name=oppimisverkostot+innovoinnin+moottoreina Arnkil, R., Koski, P., Järvensivu, A. and Piirainen, T. (2010) Exploring Quadruple Helix – Outlining user-oriented Innovation Models. Working Papers 85/2010. University of Tampere. Work Research Centre. and http://www.cliqproject.eu/en/activities/research/quadruple_helix_research/?id=127 Arnkil, R. (2015) Enriching Youth Policies in Cities. http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/mgatwork_-_enriching_youth_policies_in_cities_final.pdf Arnkil, R. and Spangar, T. (2015) Cocreating Careers . http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/mgatwork_-cocreating_careers_final.pdf Arnkil, R., Spangar, T., Ruokonen, M., Gerrard, A., and Wolkowinski, P. (2015) Be Inspired by My Generation at Work Stories. http://
D2 Assessment: 
1: The candidate provides several examples that demonstrate his ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process at transnational level (e.g. URBACT My Generation and My Generation at Work projects, Exploring the Quadruple Helix - research report, etc.).
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
Besides the reports mentioned above, see: Arnkil, R. and Spangar, T. (2011) Open and Integrated Peer-learning Spaces in Municipal Development. In: Linking Theory and Practice – Learning Networks at the Service of Workplace Innovation. TEKES 2011. http://www.tekes.fi/fi/community/a/404/b/1325?name=oppimisverkostot+innovoinnin+moottoreina
D3 Assessment: 
1: The candidate has provided only one example that demonstrate his ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange and learning activities, put forward good practice and policy messages targeting city practitioners and urban policy-makers. However, it is visible throughout the whole application/CV that Mr. Arnkil has this ability.
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
All of the publications below, already mentioned, were produced by Arnkil directly or under his leadership in collaboration: Enriching Youth Policies in Cities: http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/mgatwork_-_enriching_youth_policies_in_cities_final.pdf Cocreating careers http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/mgatwork_-cocreating_careers_final.pdf Be Inspired by My generation at Work Stories http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/enterprising_curriculums_ideas_and_connections_to_work_-be_inspired_by_mgatwork_stories.pdf
D4 Assessment: 
1: The applicant demonstrates good understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for strategic benefits in capitalization, policy design and awareness raising, in relation to the theme of employment and labour mobility.
Summary Thematic expertise: 
Arnkil, a Licentiate of Psychology, with a Major also in Sociology, has over 30 years of experience in evaluation and research of labour markets, public employment services (PES), Local Government and employment, European Structural Funds, Mutual Learning Programme (MLP), EU Peer Reviews, working life development and innovation, in a European context. He is self-employed in his own company Arnkil Dialogues, Arnkil is member of the European Employment Policy Observatory (EEPO) Expert Network. He has worked as a project leader at University of Tampere Work Research Centre for several years.
Assessment: 
The candidate meets 4 out of 4 criteria for this thematic field and should be validated for this theme.The candidate has been a Lead Expert for two Thematic networks of URBACT (My Generation and My Generation at Work) and has over 30 years of experience in evaluation and research in the field of labour market and related policies and practices. In addition, the candidate is member of the European Employment Policy Observatory (EEPO) Expert Network. No significant inconsistencies between the CV and application form have been identified.

Expertise support to local authorities and other stakeholders in designing & delivering integrated and participatory policies

E.1. Knowledge on participatory methods and tools for co-production and implementation of local polices : 
Robert Arnkil, Licentiate of Psychology, has been a Lead Expert for two Thematic Networks of URBACT (My Generation and My Generation at Work) 2008 – 2015, involving a 12 city partnership. He is an experienced facilitator of workshops and leader of complex projects, and an innovator in methods to promote dialogue. He has over 30 years of experience in evaluation and research of labour markets, public employment services (PES), Local Government and employment, European Structural Funds, Mutual Learning Programme (MLP), EU Peer Reviews, working life development and innovation, in a European context. He is self-employed in his own company Arnkil Dialogues, Arnkil is member of the European Employment Policy Observatory (EEPO) Expert Network. A rich set of examples of this kind of work, produced under Arnkil’s leadership, is found on the Urbact website, for instance: http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/mgatwork_-_enriching_youth_policies_in_cities_final.pdf http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/media/6_-_mgatwork_final_event_rotterdam_2015.pdf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgI8R-Ak7fg&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0BikQdCpCI
E.1 Assessment: 
1: The candidate provides several activities that demonstrate his knowledge on participatory methods and tools for co-production and implementation of local polices (including proactive outreach to different stakeholders, conflict resolution, mediation of interests, community dialogue, etc.), in relation to the field of employment and labour mobility. In addition, Mr. Arnkil has been a Lead Expert for two Thematic networks of URBACT (My Generation and My Generation at Work).
E.2. Knowledge on integrated approach for the design, delivering, monitoring and evaluation of urban strategies/policies: 
Arnkil has thorough knowledge and expertiese on design, delivering, monitoring and evaluation of urban strategies and policies accrued via work in Urbact (lead expert in two employment-theme projects), in EU Peer reviews, in evaluation of EU Stuctural Fund Good Practices and running a Peer learning network of Finnish municipalities. Examples summarised: Local Action Plan summaries: http://urbact.eu/lap-summary-brochures Enriching Youth Policies in Cities: http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/mgatwork_-_enriching_youth_policies_in_cities_final.pdf Cocreating careers http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/mgatwork_-cocreating_careers_final.pdf Be Insp-----------------------------1588310370696 Content-Disposition: form-data; name="title" Arnkil
Summary Expertise: 
Robert Arnkil, Licentiate of Psychology, has been a Lead Expert for two Thematic Networks of URBACT (My Generation and My Generation at Work) 2008 – 2015, involving a 12 city partnership. He is an experienced facilitator of workshops and leader of complex projects, and an innovator in methods to promote dialogue. He has over 30 years of experience in evaluation and research of labour markets, public employment services (PES), Local Government and employment, European Structural Funds, Mutual Learning Programme (MLP), EU Peer Reviews, working life development and innovation, in a European context. He is self-employed in his own company Arnkil Dialogues, Arnkil is member of the European Employment Policy Observatory (EEPO) Expert Network.
Assessment: 
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Informations

Residence location:
Finland
Languages:
Finnish - Mother tongue
Foreign Languages level: 
Foreign languages: 
Email:
rarnkil@gmail.com

Area of expertise