The CORDA project, which started in 2001 as an orientation initiative for final year students of some High Schools intending to undertake studies at the Faculty of Engineering in Parma, was then extended to all the University's scientific courses of study, currently serving schools throughout the province of Parma and some in the provinces of Reggio Emilia, Cremona, Mantua, Massa Carrara and Piacenza.
As part of the theoretical and practical refresher/training courses for teachers, the I.D.E.A. Project (Didactic Integration for Assisted Practice) offers since the a.y. 2004-2005 propaedeutic courses in Italian, Latin, Greek, Philosophy, Pedagogy, English Language, German Language, French Language and Spanish Language.
Each course is taught by high school teachers, selected and trained by university instructors in agreement with the Territorial School Offices of Parma, Piacenza and Reggio Emilia and with the Regional School Office for Emilia-Romagna.