•    To strengthen the work of promoting social-cultural diversity and tolerance, adopting literature as a tool for the integration of generations, origins and social strata;

•    To position Póvoa de Varzim as a place for contemporary literary creation.

•    Expand, beyond the formal education circuits, opportunities to strengthen citizens' capacities, contributing to the strengthening of their critical vision, the expansion of their freedom of expression and, hopefully, the improvement of their professional skills.

•    Stimulate the experience of public spaces, symbolically marking the urban landscape throughout the territory with references to literature and music, favouring a safe and enjoyable use of the city and the expansion of channels of access to culture.

•    Position Póvoa as the locus of Literature in the Metropolitan Area of Porto, stimulating a joint and concerted project of sustainable development, based on its pulsating vocations in the various fields of creativity.

•    Encourage the diversification of the economy in the literary sector, based on a vocation present in the municipality and with crossing-over potential with other dynamic creative fields in the region, especially music and cinema.

•    Favour the dissemination of Portuguese-speaking literature in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, particularly African countries, by strengthening the bridges already built by the Correntes d’Escritas Literary Festival.
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