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Organisation 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.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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