The Center is established with a basic purpose: to become a fundamental expert model in young phenomenon analysis and basic representative to orient policy and acting in this topic.
How? The Center is designed to be a space for meeting and active professionals and experts’ exchange, and a model in investigation and participation in youth and adolescents´ matters. Focused on an applied investigation and knowledge transfer, its activity is centered on a creating of a useful tool for investigators, experts, professionals and mass media, also of intervention ideas´ space for the youth and adolescents’ public and private policy and programs design and implementation.
It is about putting a global focus on a study and intervention on these topics and coordinating workers and program advisers, investigation groups´ experience and contribution. It is also about connecting its work with national and international experts in order to become a qualified representative of social tendencies and problems´ detection and in intervention measures´ proposals.
Among the Center´s specific aims are:
To compile and to analyze all the information and opinion about the elements (positive and negative) that takes part in youth and adolescent development and in its social participation.
To complete and to define the most known aspects of this young development context.
To integrate all the mentioned elements in a global analysis.
To inform the society (common population, media, politics, academy …) of the analyzed.
To train professionals and mediators that work with young people.
To suggest ideas of development or avoidance of risks, in a global purpose search.