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Dr Irene McMaster is a Senior Research Fellow in the European Policies Research Centre. She specialises in cross-national research on INTERREG and transnational cooperation, with emphasis on the UK, Ireland and the Nordic States.

Personal Statement

She has undertaken several major evaluation and research studies of EU territorial and spatial development policies, including the ex ante evaluations of the 2014-2020 Northern Periphery and Arctic and North Sea Region Programmes,  ex ante and ongoing evaluations of the 2007-2013 Northern Periphery Programme and a study on implementation arrangements for the 2007-13 Ireland, Northern Ireland and Western Scotland Cross Border Territorial Cooperation Programme. She has also been involved in the ex post evaluation of the impact of Structural Funds on management and implementation on behalf of DG Regio; and ESPON studies of the spatial and urban dimensions of the 2000-2006 Objective 1 and 2 programmes and ‘European Territorial Cooperation as a Factor of Growth, Jobs and Quality of Life’. She participated in the 2010 OECD territorial review of the NORA region (2011) and has been appointed as a specialist advisor to a House of Lords Regional Marine Co-operation Inquiry (2014). She is also involved in research on the Central and East European EU Member States, writing on the regional economic development policy in Central and Eastern Europe and the management and implementation of Cohesion policy.

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Projects 2011 2019

Research Output 1999 2019

The Agenda for Cohesion Policy in 2019-2024: Key Issues for the REGI Committee

Mendez, C., Bachtler, J. & McMaster, I., 31 Jul 2019, Brussels. 48 p. (Research for the REGI Committee)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
group cohesion
European Parliament
regional development

Cross-Border and Transnational Cooperation: Experiences, Lessons and Future

McMaster, I., 2017, Glasgow: University of Strathclyde. 30 p. (European Policy Research Paper; no. 100)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access

Activities 1995 2017

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

Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme Annual Conference 2015

Irene McMaster (Speaker)
30 Sep 20151 Oct 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


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