The center for permanent and applied discussion of Social Services works to further the development of social services laws. The EDPA is organized in different work committees to analyze, discuss, and reflect on different aspects directly related with social services, such as the proposal of a draft for a portfolio of social services, or the proposal of a preliminary plan, or draft, of the participating and coordinating agencies of social services.

The EDPA is made up of more than a hundred organizations linked to the social services and the different participating agencies, such as professional schools and associations, labor unions, service providers, and associations of users.