We work on a project and innovation base. We put together the best experts from universities, research organisations and the public and private spheres.

Our team Evaluation and regional policy



prof. Ing. Martin Pělucha, Ph.D.


Martin focuses on evaluating public spending programmes for regional and rural policy. He has been with us since 2003 and has coordinated research teams in a number of evaluations of operational programmes financed from EU funds. In addition, he is also a lecturer and researcher in regional studies at the Faculty of Economics, University of Economics, Prague. He is a national ambassador of the Regional Studies Association and a member of the Czech Evaluation Society.


doc. RNDr. Viktor Květoň, Ph.D.


Viktor's professional focus is on evaluating the business and innovation environment and competitiveness of regions. You can turn to him for regional impact analyses of public spending programmes as well as individual projects and analyses of innovation potential. He also works as a researcher at the Charles University.


Ing. Martin Špaček, Ph.D.


Martin is involved in the field of evaluation and assessment of public spending programmes. He also enjoys research projects focused on integrated approaches to decision-making at both regional and local levels and social innovation in relation to regional development. He is not afraid of involvement in projects dealing with systems of payments for ecosystem services. He has been operating in IREAS since 2009 and has successfully solved a number of commercial and research projects.


Ing. Petr Fanta, Ph.D.


Petr focuses on evaluation of public spending programmes. He has been with us since 2003 and has successfully written and managed dozens of projects. You can turn to him for evaluation, project management and education. He also works as a project management lecturer in the MBA scheme and in commercial courses.

Project assistants


Ing. Martina Kubíková

Martina works as a project assistant in projects focused on evaluation and regional policy. She thus has the opportunity to make practical use of her knowledge acquired when studying Regional Studies and Public Management at the Prague University of Economics and Business Faculty of Economics. Professionally, she is currently mostly involved in digitisation, which is a necessary precondition for successful implementation of Industry 4.0. Her pluses include the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively.


Bc. Vojtěch Dvořák

Vojtěch works as a project assistant in evaluation and regional policy projects. He has the opportunity to use the knowledge gained at the Faculty of Economics at the Prague University of Economics and Business in practice. Within IREAS, he is involved in projects focused on the mapping of national and EU programmes to support young people of the millennial generation (25-29) and on the evaluation and setting of operational programmes (e.g. OP Fisheries).


Bc. Jan Lehejček

Jan works as project assistant and evaluator in the Evaluation and Regional Policy team, and is involved in evaluations for the Education and Social Policy team. He is interested in unconventional approaches to evaluation of activities in soft projects. He is developing a combination of the Most Significant Change method with the Fuller Multiple Criteria Decision Making method. His education is in social geography.