Created by public deed on 6 October 1997, the Fundação Portuguesa das Comunicações has as founding members ICP – Instituto das Comunicações de Portugal, now ANACOM, CTT Correios de Portugal and Portugal Telecom (PT).
It is an institution governed by private law, considered of public utility by order published in the DR Série II, n.º250 of October 26, 1999, and benefits from the exemption under article 10 of the IRC by order of the Minister of Finance of 8 August of 2001.
The Portuguese Communications Foundation’s mission is to promote the study, conservation and dissemination of the historical, scientific and technological heritage of communications, as well as to carry out research, cooperation and image activities aimed at disseminating the sector’s historical evolution and new technologies. and demonstrate their contribution to the economic and social development of the country and the community.
The Portuguese Communications Foundation intends to assert itself as a cultural and scientific institution recognized at national and international level for its work in terms of preservation, study and dissemination of the Heritage of Communications, taking on an active role in the promotion of citizenship, literacy , knowledge and social inclusion.
As a space where the past, present and future of Communications intersect, FPC aims to be a platform for innovation and experimentation, anticipating trends and proposing a reflection on new technologies and their impact on the organization and daily life of citizens and societies.