The European Policies Research Centre operates through two distinct entities. It was founded in 1987 at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland (EPRC Glasgow), and it operated until June 2017 exclusively as research institute in the School of Government & Public Policy in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Strathclyde. EPRC Glasgow has specialised in regional and industrial development in Europe for almost 40 years. Directed by Professor John Bachtler and Professor Fiona Wishlade, EPRC Glasgow has an interdisciplinary staff of 18, providing research expertise for both public and private organisations across a range of policy areas - regional, industrial, enterprise and competition policies. The research portfolio of EPRC Glasgow spans the countries of Western, Central and Eastern Europe, involving research at European, national and regional scales.
In July 2017, a new entity was founded – European Policies Research Centre Delft (EPRC Delft) – working from the Technical University Delft. EPRC Delft is a non-profit foundation (Stichting) registered in the Netherlands under Dutch law. It has been established to conduct comparative policy research and knowledge exchange relating to EU Cohesion policy and other EU policies. EPRC Delft is managed by Professor John Bachtler and Professor Fiona Wishlade and staffed by secondees from EPRC Glasgow, but it has its own supervisory board and operates independently of the University of Strathclyde.
European Policies Research Centre Delft (EPRC Delft) is incorporated and registered as a Stichting (foundation) in the Netherlands. It is a non-profit legal entity with the mission of undertaking research, knowledge exchange and education.