• to monitor and analyse communication and culture public policies in Portugal;
• to develop an activity oriented to public intervention in topics such as media regulation and public service;
• to present proposals in areas where communication may contribute for the social and cultural development of the country;
• to map education and science policies of communication;
• to monitor the development of the culture public policy;
• to promote the constitution of a network of cultural and academic agents;
• to analyse the policies of cultural patrimony protection, as well as the policies supporting creation, cultural programming and education;
• to develop cooperation with public entities that may benefit of communication tools and therefore promote a more active practice of citizenship;
• to promote action-research contributing to approach the civil society.