On the basis of regional law IRPET is responsible for:

a) studying the region’s socio-economic structure and its transformations, economic trends and relative analytical tools;

b) studying the regional territorial structure and its transformations and relative analytical tools;

c) studying methods for programming, assessing and checking policies;

d) publishing the information and results relating to letters (a) (b) and (c).

In addition, in the sphere of the same subjects, the institute can carry out other study, research and consultancy activities upon request from public and private bodies; it can build relations with other research bodies, study offices, specialised institutes, university departments and carry out specialist training initiatives in the disciplines covered by the institute’s activities.