The Center for the Promotion of Popular and Traditional Catalan Culture is the highest advisory body of the department responsible for matters concerning popular and traditional culture, sociocultural revitalisation and cultural associations. Its functions are as follows:
- To prepare, upon request by the competent department in matters of culture, or on its own initiative, studies, reports and non-binding rulings.
-To provide technical support in matters and questions introduced by the above-mentioned department within the sphere of promotion and protection of popular and traditional culture and cultural associations.
-To support and collaborate with the Catalan National Council for Culture and Arts on the preparation of reports, studies and rulings this entity needs to issue and that affect the sphere of popular and traditional culture, and, especially, collaborating on the annual report on the state of culture and the arts in Catalonia.
-To provide the department responsible for cultural affairs with recommendations and guidance on the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies established regarding format, protection and spreading of popular and traditional culture, as well as of cultural associations.
-To sanction the annual report on activities of the Council for Popular and Traditional Culture and send it to the directorate with authority in matters of popular and traditional culture and cultural associations for publication.
-To propose the modification of its rules.
-Any other function of a similar nature commissioned by the person heading the department responsible for cultural affairs.