The Castelo Branco Polytechnic Institute is a public higher education institution. It covers several scientific areas from education, to music and design courses, as well as engineering, nursing, tourism, management. The Higher School of Education, which is the one to be directly involved in the project offers graduate and post-graduate courses in education (French, English, and Spanish as foreign languages, literature, primary education, nursery education, special needs, physical education) as well as in social education and social services. Its main areas of expertise include the teaching and learning of foreign languages and literature, as well as of mother tongue and foreign language literatures, including specializations in children’s literature and culture.