To study, disseminate and discuss the Portuguese reality. With freedom and independence.
Participation in EU decision-making
A study conducted by Professors Richard Rose and Alexander Trechsel that aims to evaluate the different ways that the Portuguese can participate in the European Union decision-making processes and, whenever possible, their effectiveness.
Database of Contemporary Portugal embodies one of the priorities of the Foundation: the collection, compilation and dissemination of data on multiple areas of society, for Portugal and its municipalities and for the European countries. The reported statistics derive from official and certified sources, making it as clear and accessible as possible.
Values, Institutional Quality And Development In Portugal
The purpose of this study has been to arrive at an authoritative and nuanced assessment of the functioning and quality of Portuguese institutions through an intensive analysis of organizations and agencies deemed emblematic of the nation’s Institutional framework.
Mission and Goals
The Foundation was founded in 2009 by Alexandre Soares dos Santos and his family for the purpose of studying the country’s major hindrances and bring them to the attention of the Portuguese people. Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation views to address a loophole in Portuguese society: despite considerable discussion about the most diverse subjects on the public arena, the debate in Portugal always seems to be based on subjective opinions and personal perceptions rather than on solid data and careful research.
The Foundation thus publishes books and conducts research on relevant society issues, such as education, the economy, justice, or public policies; it organises meetings and discussions, gathering and giving voice to national and international experts; it creates, collects and discloses data on Portugal and Europe through various platforms.Read More