To act as a centre for Mediterranean studies at the service of academics, professionals, public administrators, organizations and associations interested in the Mediterranean area.
To encourage cultural dialogue, promote understanding and multifaceted cooperation between Mediterranean societies.
To serve as an international forum for vibrant discussions of ideas that nurture ideas across disciplines and borders.
To organize tour and study programmes for promising students and young professionals interested in Mediterranean issues.
To award grants, aid and prizes for studies and work on Mediterranean-related cultural, historic, social and economic affairs.
To make available a documentation centre on Mediterranean subjects.
To facilitate the training of undergraduate and graduate students, scholars and experts in Mediterranean and European studies.
To develop a network of experts within the broader uOttawa campus and other universities in the Mediterranean Basin.