The strategic guidelines reflect the intents of Banco de Portugal for the three-year period from 2011 to 2013:
- Financial stability within the European context - Banco de Portugal will continue to strengthen its capacities and to promote a more effective performance within the scope of regulation and supervision of the financial system.
- Effective and fully-fledged contribution to its functions as monetary authority within the framework of the Eurosystem - Banco de Portugal will continue to be an active and committed member within the operational framework of the Eurosystem and European System of Central Banks.
- Organisation and efficient management of its resources - Banco de Portugal shall be an organisation with state-of-the-art processes and technologies that promotes an efficient management of its resources.
- Strengthened communication and external image – Banco de Portugal will promote public understanding of its mission and functions through a transparent information policy.
These Broad Strategic Guidelines are closely linked to compliance with the Mission statement, Strategic intents and Organisational principles of the Eurosystem, which reflect the strategy and the overall scope of action of member national central banks as a whole.