Placing children first, building stronger families and a more equal society.


Develop a strategy against child poverty and social exclusion, framed in a transdisciplinary scientific approach, articulating the public and private sectors, promoting children’s well-being both at the economic and social interface and contributing to public policies to stand upon their rights.


To be the national reference institution for the development of integrated and effective solutions to break the cycle of poverty and to promote children’s rights and well-being.


R&DI Projects: To design and develop transdisciplinary scientific research projects and technological innovation in the area of child poverty and social exclusion.

Intervention: To implement, evaluate and validate intervention programs and models based on scientific evidence to break the cycle of poverty and to promote children’s rights and well-being.

Products & Services: To create customized, scientifically validated innovative products, services and solutions at the interface of social intervention and digital transformation.

Knowledge transfer: To promote and disseminate knowledge about the reality of children in Portugal. To promote corporate social responsibility in the childhood field. 

Training & Supervision: To offer scientific training and supervision to professionals and other agents in the childhood field.

Public policies: To contribute for the formulation of scientific-based guidelines and recommendations for local and public policies.

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