It was established with the intent to speed up the development and improving the coordination of both basic and applied development research carried out within the institute. There is particular emphasis on promoting and publishing the research and development activities results. Its activities take place within the frame of the projects that are divided into the following sub-groups:
Lifelong Learning Programme, National Agency for research, Centre of the Republic of Slovenia for Mobility and European Educational and Training Programmes (CMEPIUS)), European Commission, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy, Slovenian Technology Agency
Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen,Faculty of Social Sciences, Warsaw University of Technology, University of Cantabria, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Faculty of Applied Social Studies in Nova Gorica, Faculty of Medicine University of Ljubljana, University of Maribor, University of Barcelona, Chemnitz University of Technology, Polish Academy of Sciences, University of Brno, Free University Berlin, Jönköping International Business School,
University Institute of Lisbon, Institut “Jožef Štefan”, Fondazione Umberto Veronesi, Eugenides Foundation, Provincia di Perugia, Tucep, Institute for Training of Personnel in International Organisations, Research Paths, Londinium, Open Evidence, Centro Psicopedagogico per l’educazione e la gestione dei conflitti, Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu i Nauk o Zdrowiu,´
Innovation Center ASI-Aktivni slovenski inovatorji, Središče Rotunda -Social Centre of Primorska, Cross-border cooperation program IPA, Zavod Ekohumanitas Koper, Asociacion Cultural Euroaccion Murcia, Institute for innovation and technology, MOZAIK – Association for Social inclusion.