English (mother tongue); German (fluent); French (working knowledge)
Research on regional and industrial development in Europe, encompassing the regional policies of Member States and Candidate Countries and the structural and cohesion policies of the European Union. Director of comparative research programme on implementation of Structural Funds in Objective 1 and 2 regions (IQ-Net). Publication of books, chapters, articles and research papers on regional development and regional policy as well as on policies for the service sector, multinational location factors, inward investment policies in Europe, reform of the Structural Funds and EU enlargement.
Academician of the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Federal Institute for Spatial Planning, Bonn-Bad Godesberg, Germany (2005-present). Member of the Scientific Steering Committee, EU Regional Competitiveness Study, Milan (2004-05). Panel Member, Economic & Social Committee, Priority Networks Competition 'Citizens, Localities & Nation States: The European Future' (2002-03). Member, Scottish-Nordic Governmental Liaison Group. Member, West European Study Group, Akademie für Raumforschung und Raumordung and DATAR, Germany/France (2001-03). Member, Scottish Executive Future of Regional Policy Group (2003). Adviser to the Scottish Parliament European Committee and the Enterprise & Lifelong Learning Committee (1999-2000). Expert to: the OECD Territorial Development Service, World Bank Monitoring Project in Poland, EC Advisory Group on Structural Funds, the Swedish Ministry of Industry 'Agenda 2000' Review Committee, the Economic & Social Committee of the EC, the OECD Working Group on Regional Policy, the Polish Task Forces for Structural Policies and Regional Development, the EU Delegation to the Czech Republic, the Know-How Fund Regional Development Mission to Poland, the Scotland Europa Regional Policy Forum and the EU MEANS Working Group on Policy Evaluation.
Selected Projects(click here for a full list of projects or click project title for more information)
Selected Publications(click here for a full list of publications)
Bachtler J, Mendez C and Polverari L (2016) Ideas and Options for Cohesion Policy Post-2020, IQ-Net Thematic Paper, 38(2) , European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde , Glasgow .
Mendez C and Bachtler J (2015) Permanent Revolution in Cohesion Policy: Restarting the Reform Debate, European Policies Research Paper, No.93 , European Policies Research Centre, University of Stathclyde , Glasgow .
Polverari L, Bachtler J and van der Zwet A (2015) Evaluating the Effectiveness of Regional Policy, European Policy Research Paper, No. 91 , European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde , Glasgow .
Mendez C and Bachtler J (2015) Prospects for Cohesion Policy in 2014-20 and Beyond: Progress with Programming and Reflections on the Future, European Policy Research Paper, No. 88 , European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde , Glasgow .
Kah S, Mendez C, Bachtler J and Miller S (2015 ) Strategic Coherence of Cohesion Policy: Comparison of the 2007-13 and the 2014-20 Programming Periods, Report to European Parliament , Committee on Regional Development , European Parliament , Brussels .
Bachtler J and Mendez C (2015) Who Governs EU Cohesion Policy? Deconstructing the Reforms of the Structural Funds, in Bache I and Flinders M (eds) Multi-level Governance: Essential Readings Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham .
Polverari L and Bachtler J, with Davies S, Kah S, Mendez C, Michie R and Vironen H (2014) Balance of Competences Cohesion Review: Literature Review on EU Cohesion Policy, Final Report to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, London., Published online .
Bachtler J, Mendez C and Vironen H (2014) Regional development and policy in Europe Contributions for the debate in Latin America, Collection Studies, No.2 , EUROsocial , Madrid .
Mendez C, Wishlade F and Bachtler J (2014) A new dawn for Cohesion policy? The emerging budgetary and policy directions for 2014-20, European Policy Research Paper, No. 85 , European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde , Glasgow .
Begg I, Bachtler J, Macchiarelli C, Mendez C and Wishlade F (2014) European Economic Governance and Cohesion Policy, Report to the European Parliament Committee on Regional Development, European Parliament , Brussels .
Radzyner, A and Todtling-Schonhofer, H and Frangenheim, A (METIS) and Mendez, C and Bachtler, J and Charles, D and Granqvist, K (EPRC) (2014) An Assessment of Multilevel Governance in Cohesion Policy 2007-2013 , Report to European Parliament, Committee on Regional Development, European Parliament, Brussels .
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