CICS-UMinho aims at promoting fundamental and applied knowledge and research in the domain of Social Sciences, in general, and in the field of Sociology, in particular. Its research focuses specifically on the following fields: Public Policies; Work; Entrepreneurship; Technology; Environment; Territory; Development; Planning; Population; Health; Food; Art and Culture; Ethnicity; Sexuality; and Gender. Research is produced and disseminated through events, publications, co-operation with other national and international research institutions and centres, and training of junior researchers.