The GROP (Research Group on Psychopedagogical Orientation) is a research group consolidated and recognized as a quality group by Generalitat de Catalunya. It was created in 1997 to the Faculty of Pedagogy of the University of Barcelona. It was directed in a first stage by its founder Dr. Rafael Bisquerra Alzina. Since the year 2008 it is directed by Dr. Núria Pérez Escoda.
It is an interuniversity group, made up of professors from the Universitat de Barcelona and faculty from the Universitat de Lleida. GROP-Lleida has been coordinated by Dr. Gemma Filella Guiu since 2001.
The main line of research is emotional education. But he also does research in other lines related to psychopedagogical guidance (educational, personal, school and professional).
About their projects, are should be noted the creation in 2002 of the Postgrade in Emotional Education, the Postgraduate in Emotional Intelligence in Organizations to 2009, the Conference of Emotional Education that are celebrated annually in the UB from 2005 and the numerous investigations and publications on the subject .