The Institute of Educational Communities aims, the realization of its intervention in different areas: education, health, culture, disability, environment, gender equality, social action and the economy.
- Elects local focus and source of alternative development;
- It is assumed as a civic association that fights exclusion and inequality and which functions as a space of emancipation and freedom; and
- Invests in building a strategic thinking translated into knowledge produced - authored several books, newsletters, reports, programs, flyers and brochures.
The focus on partnership working which gave rise to an extensive network of cooperation that are part polytechnics, universities, municipalities, local development associations, cooperatives, collectives and groups of schools, some of which collective members of ICE.
His experience working with local communities mainly in Neighborhoods Peripherals, comes to him from various projects shaking up and / or supported in this area at various points of the country: from the island of Culatra, Algarve to Bairro de Santo Ildefonso, Porto , through Bela Vista, in Setúbal, Santa Filomena, in Amadora and Low of Bath in Moita, among many others.
They are also a number of the associations with which it cooperates abroad - Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea, Mozambique, Timor, Spain (Galicia, Extremadura and Catalonia), France, Germany, Wales Parents, Latvia and Lithuania.