GERN (Grupo de Estudios de Realidad Nacional)
GERN is a youth think tank composed of young professionals to promote new progressive politics in Costa Rica. The purpose is to promote academic and intellectual research for the political debate. The analysis of the group is intended in a deductive/inductive manner, combining theory with practice. For the past two years, GERN has worked actively in the involvement of case studies in local communities, developing a series of models and ideas directly based in national conditions and reality.