Culturally it is a very dynamic town, as its associations work in collaboration with governmental entities, producing a wide range of activities, suited to the interest of the population. Lousã also has a network of libraries, an Ethnographic Museum, a Museum on the heritage of Lousã and the MOMO - Circus Museum, the only one of this kind in Portugal, among other cultural facilities.
Comparing with the municipalities in the region, Lousã is one of the municipalities with best demographic data, higher than the average values in the region and the country. This characteristic gives the town of Lousã a certain relevance at a regional level, being one of the places in the District of Coimbra with the most population and with a concentration of some services. For this reason, Lousã has several kindergartens and public schools, namely a secondary school and a professional school.
Lousã also belongs to several networks that share their good practices, such as the "Network of Educating Cities", the "Network of Healthy Municipalities", The "Network of sports-friendly municipalities", or the "Municipalities Movement for peace". Due to its practices, it has been recognized in several national awards, such as the "Living in Equality" Award - awarded by the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality of the Portuguese Government, the "Rainbow Award" - awarded by the ILGA Association to institutions distinguished in the fight against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and sexual characteristics, or the "APOM Award" - awarded by the Portuguese Museology Association, that recognized the work to make the museums accessible to people with disabilities through multimedia experiences, among many others.