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Carlos is a Principal Research Fellow at the EPRC. He was educated at University College London (BA), London School of Economics (MSc) and Strathclyde (PhD). As a specialist on the European Union and regional development policy, Carlos’ main research interests include EU Cohesion Policy, the EU Budget, and regional policy in Portugal and Spain. He has co-authored a monograph on EU Cohesion policy, published a wide range of academic articles and policy reports, and worked on research projects and evaluation studies for European, national and regional institutions.
More recently, Carlos is leading a new research stream at the EPRC on citizen engagement and communication. The research is underpinned by two major Horizon 2020 projects (COHESIFY, DEMOTEC) funded by the European Commission on the impact of Cohesion Policy on citizen identificaton and the development of participatory budgeting experiements, as well as a study for the European Parliament on the Visibility of Cohesion Policy in Online Media. Carlos has been collaborating with a multidisciplinary team of academic experts across the EU to apply innovative techniques including computational text analysis and framing analysis of online media, focus groups and large scale surveys of citizens as well as interview-informed case studies of the effectiveness of strategies to improve communication and tackle misinformation.
Rescaling urban development policy in the EU: the impact of integrated place-based approaches in Cohesion PolicyMendez, C., Van Der Zwet, A. & Borkowska-Waszak, S., 17 Mar 2021, In: Regional Studies. 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Bachtler, J. & Mendez, C., 27 Aug 2020, Governance and politics in the post-crisis European Union . Coman, R., Crespy, A. & Schmidt, V. A. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 121-139 18 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › ChapterOpen AccessFile4 Downloads (Pure)
Impact of research on the implementation of EU Cohesion policy on the European Commission's legislative proposals for the reform of the policy
Impact: Impact - for External Portal › Policy and legislation, Economic and commerceFile