The mission of the CAE is to analyse and foster individual and collective practices that promote social justice, peaceful coexistence, dignity, and the right of people to fully participate in the social, political and economic life of their communities.
Our work integrates different approaches. We combine reflection about the ethical minimum principles that people, social organisations, public institutions and businesses ought to respect, and the promotion of policies and social practices that promote the comprehensive development of people and societies.
We aim to integrate ethical theoretical reflection and empirical analysis about the social processes, their meaning and the factors that influence their development and outcomes.
We carry out our mission in collaboration with a broad network of people, social and business organizations, public institutions and academic centres, both in our immediate surroundings and the international sphere. This allows us to address the interconnectedness of the local, national and international levels.