CAFRE is an interdisciplinary research center that pursues the institutional aims of promoting, developing and coordinating activities in the areas of Training, Lifelong learning, and Education Research in a network of similar institutions and agencies and other stakeholders in Italy and abroad. 

The main areas of interest of CAFRE are 

Promotes research (e.g. by yearly conference, award to the best research in education, funding attendance and publication in education conferences). 

Outreach with local municipalities (e.g. by the project for the participation of young students and workers to territorial institutions and activities).