Contact Information

Intercultural Bilingual Education in Latin America (IBE)
Siltavuorenpenger 5 A
P.O. Box 9
00014 University of Helsinki
juan.llorente [at]  

Cooperation and funding:

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
of Finland


The project Intercultural Bilingual Education in Latin America (IBE) was initiated on personal consultant basis in 1998 in support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland in planning of education sector development cooperation in Central America. The gradual growth and extension of these activities lead to partnership contract between ministry and the Department of Education (from 1.1.2010 Institute of Behavioural Sciences), which has been in vigour since 2004.

Since 2004, the Institute of Behavioural Sciences has in this project offered support services for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Finland’s participation in and the follow-up of the education sector development in Central America and in the Andean region.