Dr Irene McMaster

Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow

European Policies Research Centre

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.

Publications

Operational Evaluation of the 2014-2020 Interact Programme
McMaster Irene, Vironen Heidi, Wergles Nathalie
(2021)
Coronavirus and the NPA
Fonseca Liliana, McMaster Irene
(2020)
Supporting the Development of the 2021-2017 PEACE Plus Programme
McMaster Irene, Vironen Heidi
(2020)
Working with SCOs and Engagement with Small Organisations
McMaster Irene, Vironen Heidi, Gal Fabian
(2020)
Transition to a Low-carbon Europe : the Supporting Role of Cohesion Policy
Vironen Heidi, McMaster Irene, den Hoed Wilbert
IQ-Net Thematic Paper IQ-Net Thematic Paper, Vol 44, No. 2 (2019)
European Territorial Cooperation in Scotland Post 2020
McMaster Irene, Vironen Heidi
(2019)

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Professional activities

Programme Cooperation in The Arctic’
Speaker
14/10/2020
'Brexit... What Next...?
Speaker
20/11/2019
Interreg Programmes post 2020 - What Next?
Speaker
11/2019
European Territorial Cooperation post 2020
Speaker
14/10/2019
Arctic territorial Cooperation: Reflections on Progress
Speaker
18/9/2019
Interact Impact and Future
Speaker
6/2019

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Projects

Research into the Potential to Build Collaborations Established under the Ireland Wales INTERREG Programme to cover other Regions Bordering the Irish Sea
McMaster, Irene (Principal Investigator) Michie, Rona (Research Co-investigator)
29-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021
GREEN
McMaster, Irene (Principal Investigator)
11-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2021
Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme 2021-2027
Fonseca, Liliana (Researcher) McMaster, Irene (Principal Investigator) Vironen, Heidi (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2027
Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme 2014-2020
Fonseca, Liliana (Researcher) McMaster, Irene (Principal Investigator) Vironen, Heidi (Principal Investigator)
The Northern Periphery and Arctic 2014-2020 forms a cooperation between 9 programme partner countries. The NPA 2014-2020 is part of Interreg, supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and ERDF equivalent funding from non EU partner countries. Despite geographical differences, the large programme area shares a number of joint challenges and opportunities that can best be overcome and realised by transnational cooperation.
08-Jan-2020
External support in preparation of a successor programme to the Northern Periphery and Arctic programme 2014-2020
McMaster, Irene (Principal Investigator) Bachtler, John (Co-investigator) Vironen, Heidi (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2021
Operational Evaluation of INTERACT III 2014-2020 Programme including communication strategy
McMaster, Irene (Principal Investigator) Bachtler, John (Co-investigator) Vironen, Heidi (Co-investigator)
31-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2021

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European Policies Research Centre
Graham Hills Building

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