The ECPMF was formed democratically and is politically independent as a non-profit European Co-operative Society (SCE).
The Centre conceives of itself as a pan-European organisation of journalists with the goal of securing the use of the European Charter on Freedom of the Press throughout Europe and gaining recognition for it as a basis for the EU enlargement negotiations. The ECPMF is constituted democratically and is politically independent. Its work is based on thorough, objective and professional analysis based on high research standards.
In the spirit of solidarity, the European Co-operative creates a network for the otherwise very fragmented media and journalism community. The centre moderates the member network consisting of individuals, academic bodies, unions, investigative journalist organisations, media industry, campaigning and aid organisations etc. The cooperative supports and coordinates the activities of its members. Together with local and international members and partners it organises solidarity, covering the continent from Portugal to Russia and from Norway to Malta.