The APDC is a scientific intervention society that focuses on the promotion of interests and the protection of consumer rights. APDC is an independent non-profit association. It is one of the largest consumer association in Portugal. Its main activities are; consumer information which it does by publishing test magazines and other publications such as guides and brochures of interest to consumers; consumer’s advice and support; alternative dispute resolution; consumer education in schools; professional training in consumer law; consumer representation and advocacy and lobbying.