The Foundation celebrates 15 years
The Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos celebrates its 15th birthday, a milestone in promoting and improving knowledge of Portuguese reality, thereby contributing to the development of society, the consolidation of citizens' rights and the improvement of public institutions. Click the banner to watch the video.
Mission and Goals
The mission of the Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos is to promote and deepen knowledge of the Portuguese reality. Learn all the details about the Foundation's purpose.
Find out what led the founder, Alexandre Soares dos Santos, and his family to create a Foundation to study the great national problems and stimulate the knowledge of civil society.
Discover our research. This studies provide evidence-based analysis and recommendations for addressingt some of the most pressing challenges of Portuguese society.
Books and Digital Programmes
We organize conferences, debates and digital programmes with specialists to amplify the results of their research. We publish books and host Portugal’s official statistics portal PORDATA.
Team and Governing Bodies
Meet the Governing Bodies that contributed to making the Foundation's mission and objectives real and the people of the Foundation's team that ensure the day-to-day operations in several areas of knowledge.