Partners and experts with complementary expertise in the field of policy, social dimension and mental health implement the project activities.
The Institute for the development of Education (IDE - Croatia) is a non-profit think-tank that contributes to the development of higher education policy, provides expert support to institutions, connects domestic and international experts and enables individuals in Croatia and Europe to achieve their educational goals. IDE is based in Zagreb (Croatia) and since its launch in 1999, it has succeeded in consolidating its position as the leading Croatian organisation in the field of higher education.
IDE has developed significant expertise on equity and social inclusion in education. IDE has become a leading force in developing the policy agenda for addressing educational inequality and social inclusion in higher education in Croatia and in Europe. IDE issued numerous publications on fostering equitable access to higher education. IDE led the working group that drafted national minimal standards and policy recommendations for ensuring equitable access for students with disabilities in Croatia. IDE made a direct impact on national policy in Croatia by successfully advocating for the development of a National Action Plan for Social Dimension of Higher Education 2018-2021. Since 2018 IDE provides expert services to the Bologna Follow-up Group for the enhancement of social dimension in the European Higher Education Area.
IDE will contribute to the project through the following activities:
Participate as an active member of the Transnational Steering Group
Provide guidance and input for the preparation of the four peer-learning activities (PLAs); participate in the PLAs; provide input on the PLA report
Provide guidance and input during the different phases (desk research, focus groups, design/revision toolkit, implementation) of the development and testing of the PAGs toolkit and the mental health framework;
Lead the development of the ‘Central web portal’
Contribute actively to the dissemination and communication activities regarding the PLAR-U-PAGs project, including participation in the final dissemination conference
For PLAR-U-PAGs, IDE has nominated staff with vast experience in social dimension and project management: