Dr Carlos Mendez

Principal Research Fellow

European Policies Research Centre

Personal statement

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 on the development of a new research stream at the EPRC on citizen engagement and communication of Cohesion Policy. The research is underpinned by a major Horizon 2020 project (COHESIFY) funded by the European Commission on the impact of Cohesion Policy on citizen attitudes and identity, and a study for the European Parliament on the Visibility of Cohesion Policy in Online Media. As the coordinator of the these projects, 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.

Publications

EU cohesion policy in the media spotlight : exploring territorial and temporal patterns in news coverage and tone
Mendez Carlos, Mendez Fernando, Triga Vasiliki, Carrascosa Juan Miguel
JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies Vol 58, pp. 1034-1055 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.13016
The Visibility and Communication of Cohesion Policy in Online Media
Mendez Carlos, Triga Vasiliki, Bachtler John, Djouvas Costas, Mendez Fernando, Stier Sebastian
Research for REGI Committee Research for REGI Committee (2019)
The Agenda for Cohesion Policy in 2019-2024 : Key Issues for the REGI Committee
Mendez Carlos, Bachtler John, McMaster Irene
Research for the REGI Committee Research for the REGI Committee (2019)
Reforming the MFF and Cohesion Policy 2021-27 : Pragmatic Drift or Paradigmatic Shift?
Bachtler John, Mendez Carlos, Wishlade Fiona
European Policy Research Papers European Policy Research Papers, Vol 107 (2019)
Cohesion policy implementation, performance and communication : North East England case study
Mendez Carlos, Miller Stephen
(2018)
Cohesion policy implementation, performance and communication : Scotland case study
Dozhdeva Viktoriya, Mendez Carlos, Bachtler John
(2018)

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Professional activities

Assessment of the Cohesion Policy proposals for 2014-2020
Contributor
26/10/2011
Future perspectives on Cohesion policy post-2013
Contributor
29/7/2011
The Fifth Cohesion Report Conclusions: National and Regional Perspectives
Contributor
31/3/2011
‘Future perspectives on EU Cohesion policy: Lessons for China’
Contributor
21/3/2011
‘The EU Cohesion policy experience’
Contributor
22/9/2010
Presentation to training mission for Chinese regional policy officials for Sino-German economic and structural reform programme of the Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Technische Zusammernarbeit (GTZ), Glasgow
Visitor
9/2010

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Projects

Visibility and Communication - European Cohesion Policy in Online Media
Mendez, Carlos (Principal Investigator) Bachtler, John (Co-investigator)
04-Jan-2019 - 03-Jan-2020
Study on the Agenda for Cohesion Policy in 2019-2024: Key issues for the REGI Committee
Mendez, Carlos (Principal Investigator) Bachtler, John (Co-investigator)
21-Jan-2019 - 20-Jan-2020
Regional Policy in Europe: A Comparative Assessment (EoRPA_UK)
Bachtler, John (Principal Investigator) Mendez, Carlos (Co-investigator) Wishlade, Fiona (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2021
Regional Policy in Europe: A Comparative Assessment (EoRPA_Portugal)
Bachtler, John (Principal Investigator) Davies, Sara (Co-investigator) Mendez, Carlos (Co-investigator) Wishlade, Fiona (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2021
Technical Assistance for the Development of a Regional Cohesion Policy
Bachtler, John (Principal Investigator) Mendez, Carlos (Co-investigator)
20-Jan-2017 - 08-Jan-2017
The Impact of Cohesion Policy on EU Identification (COHESIFY) H2020 SC6 Europe in a Changing World
Bachtler, John (Principal Investigator) Borz, Gabriela (Co-investigator) Brandenburg, Heinz (Co-investigator) Ferry, Martin (Co-investigator) McMaster, Irene (Co-investigator) Mendez, Carlos (Co-investigator) Van Der Zwet, Arno (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 30-Jan-2018

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Address

European Policies Research Centre
Graham Hills Building

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