The research centre is an interdisciplinary and interuniversity consortium. It aims to support the policy and management cycle of Flemish policy on culture on the basis of scientific research. The main objectives of the Centre is to design and develop a systematic set of policy indicators and to develop survey research in the fields of cultural participation. The Department of Sociology at Ghent University coordinates the Centre and the participation survey. In addition, research is carried out in the fields of cultural education and cultural perception..