UNICA provides a forum for its Members to reflect on the latest developments and demands of strategic change in university research, education and administration.

To achieve its aims, UNICA carries out member-driven activities - listed below by cluster.
Working-groups on selected topics are one of the main instruments for encouraging the cooperation of member Universities and UNICA has currently seven active Working Groups, which organize annual/biennial workshops and meetings and play an essential role in the organization of UNICA activities. 
UNICA is also active in the field of European projects, and is responsible for sustaining and updating the IMOTION online platform, which centralises information about training activities for university administrative and technical staff organized in Europe, and the Summer and Winter School Programmes portal from the Universities of the Capitals of Europe.