POLObs is a Public Communication and Culture Policies Observatory that operates across the three research groups of the Communication and Society Research Centre. This project, as the name implies, aims to monitor the key actions underlying the field of communication in Portugal across three main areas. In accordance with that which has always been the trademark of the intervention of this research unit, this Observatory aims to monitor public policies in key media and communication areas as a field of science and education.

Building upon three specific axes, this observatory has a line of action that incorporates the concerns of CECS in respect of the link between communication and citizenship, and the practice of action/intervention research. Indeed, apart from mapping the area, researchers involved in this initiative also seek to submit policy proposals to organisations/official bodies, thus promoting the convergence of science and the civil society.