Dr Carlos Mendez

Co-Director E P R C

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 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.

Publications

Research for CULT Committee – The European Union's Approach to Multilingualism in its Own Communication Policy
Mendez Carlos, Gazzola Michele, Clement-Wilz Laure, Triga Vasiliki, Mendez Fernando, Djouvas Costas, Charamboulos Antonis, Bachtler John
Research for the CULT Committee Research for the CULT Committee (2022)
Creating public value in regional policy : bringing citizens back in
Mendez Carlos, Pegan Andreja, Triga Vasiliki
Public Management Review (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2022.2126880
The quality of government and administrative performance : explaining Cohesion policy compliance, absorption and achievements across EU regions
Mendez Carlos, Bachtler John
Regional Studies (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2022.2083593
The impact of EU Cohesion Policy on European identity : a comparative analysis of EU regions
Borz Gabriela, Brandenburg Heinz, Mendez Carlos
European Union Politics Vol 23, pp. 259-281 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1177/14651165221076444
Rescaling urban development policy in the EU : the impact of integrated place-based approaches in Cohesion Policy
Mendez Carlos, Van Der Zwet Arno, Borkowska-Waszak Sylwia
Regional Studies Vol 55, pp. 1154-1165 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2021.1891215
The Just Transition Fund : Will the territorial plans deliver?
Mendez Carlos, Fonseca Liliana
(2021)

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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

Regional Policy in Europe: A Comparative Assessment (EoRPA_AT_22_23)
Bachtler, John (Principal Investigator) Mendez, Carlos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2023
Regional Policy in Europe: A Comparative Assessment (EoRPA_PT_22_24)
Bachtler, John (Principal Investigator) Mendez, Carlos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2024
Regional Policy in Europe: A Comparative Assessment (EoRPA_CH_22_24)
Bachtler, John (Principal Investigator) Mendez, Carlos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2024
Regional Policy in Europe: A Comparative Assessment (EoRPA_NO_22_24)
Bachtler, John (Principal Investigator) Mendez, Carlos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2024
Regional Policy in Europe: A Comparative Assessment (EoRPA_SE_22_24)
Bachtler, John (Principal Investigator) Ferry, Martin (Co-investigator) Mendez, Carlos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2024
The European Union's Approach to Multilingualism in its own Communications Policy (LINGO)
Mendez, Carlos (Principal Investigator)
03-Jan-2021 - 25-Jan-2022

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Address

European Policies Research Centre
Graham Hills

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