The observatory has the double objective, the accountability of the management that the FCCD has been carrying out, and the analysis of the reality of the international cooperation of local bodies in Catalonia. It is based on the data provided by all Catalan public administrations, as well as those generated by the FCCD itself, making them available to the public, interested entities and institutions with the aim of facilitating research on cooperation in our country.
The observatory aims to generate knowledge about cooperation, both of its partners and of the other Catalan administrations, promoting its dissemination in order to assert its role and the set of local agents. On the one hand, it publishes graphs showing trends and contexts, briefly offering the most characteristic features. On the other hand, it deepens with reports in the quantitative analysis complementing it with the knowledge generated through evaluations and studies, own or of other sources.