IDEAS, financed by the European Unión and the Ministerio de Educación Pública of Costa Rica through PROEDUCA programme, is a project led by the EDO team at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) the highest internationally ranked Spanish university (QS, THES, Shanghai), and the Vice-Rector for Research and Extension from the Technological Institute of Costa Rica (TEC ) which has extensive experience in cooperation and national and international educational cooperation; and the other

The project's main beneficiaries and participating parties are students from 12 schools/night secondary schools from 11 of the 21 ProEduca Networks. In addition students who are enrolled in the night schools of the remaining 11 networks will also participate. Head teachers and principals of the schools involved are also expected to benefit, as well as the educators who develop intervention plans together with these students. It is clear that the Costa Rican Regional Directorates of Education will also participate.

The Action is divided into 3 phases: Design, Development and Circulation. Each is linked to an operational objective. At each stage two main performance areas of the plan are developed from which the anticipated activities plan emerges. Meetings and sectoral gatherings for coordination, training, awareness raising, exchange and evaluation are also planned for each of these performance areas. Each of the activities have specific results assigned to them which will be a product that demonstrates compliance and quality.

The schedule for the development of the Action is 12 months, accommodating for compliance with each of the project’s operational objectives and phases and to the school timetable set by the Ministry of Education of Costa Rica: Phase I: 3 months, Phase II: 6 months, Phase III: 3 months.

The development and implementation of the project, and the opinions, documents and points of views of the participants involved on it are under the sole responsibility of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica and under no circumstances can be considered as reflecting the position of the European Union.

Final report: http://accelera.uab.cat/documents_edo/pdf/IDEAS_finalreport_Rev 9-6.pdf