Organization profile

Organisation profile

The European Policies Research Centre (EPRC) has extensive competence and experience in comparative research on regional problems and policies in Europe and on the evaluation of Structural Funds programmes and projects within the EU, as well as a wide range of other regional policy and regional planning studies.

As a research institute, based in the School of Government & Public Policy (Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences) of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, EPRC has specialised in regional and industrial development in Europe for over 30 years and provides research expertise for both public and private organisations across a range of policy areas - regional, economic, labour market, innovation and environmental - covering all the countries of the EU27 and neighbouring states.

Its extensive research portfolio consists of four main programmes:

Regional development and regional policy in Europe: national policies for regional economic development; regional governance and economic development; regional innovation policies and cluster strategies; economic restructuring, regional development and regional policy in the new Member States;

EU Cohesion policy: the negotiation and design of EU Cohesion policy; the planning, management, implementation and evaluation of Structural and Cohesion Funds programmes and strategies for regional economic development;

European territorial development: the contribution of EU policies to territorial cohesion; studies of inter-regional, cross-border and transnational programmes;

Competition policy and subsidy discipline: State aid control policies under the EC and EEA Treaties and the Europe Agreements.

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group cohesion Social Sciences
EU Social Sciences
regional policy Social Sciences
regional development Social Sciences
cohesion Earth & Environmental Sciences
evaluation Social Sciences
reform Social Sciences
governance Social Sciences

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Projects 2005 2020

Research Output 1986 2018

4 Citations

Beyond Brexit: reshaping policies for regional development in Europe

Bachtler, J. & Begg, I., 4 Jan 2018, In : Papers in Regional Science. 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
regional policy
regional development
group cohesion
Open Access
Cohesion policy
Policy implementation
Open Access
group cohesion
EU policy


Frisian National Party Membership Survey

Van Der Zwet, A. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 14 Jul 2014



Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, 2002-present

John Bachtler (Recipient), Jan 2008

Prize: Election to learned society

social science

Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

John Bachtler (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 1995 2018

Desiging better economic development policies

Fiona Wishlade (Keynote/plenary speaker)
19 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences

Financial instruments for energy efficiency and renewable energy

Fiona Wishlade (Invited speaker)
11 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

European Structural and Investment Funds Journal (Journal)

Irene McMaster (Guest editor), Heidi Vironen (Guest editor)
30 Aug 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial board member


Impact of research on the implementation of EU Cohesion policy on the European Commission's legislative proposals for the reform of the policy

John Bachtler (Participant), Laura Polverari (Participant), Carlos Mendez (Participant), Martin Ferry (Participant), Irene McMaster (Participant), Rona Michie (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalPolicy and legislation, Economic and commerce


Subsidies to firms – balancing regional economic development against negative competition effects

Fiona Wishlade (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalPolicy and legislation