A European Joint Doctorate (EJD) delivers joint, double or multiple degrees, with joint supervision of the research fellow and a joint governance structure. A EJD network is formed by a minimum of three academic organisations from different EU or associated countries, with the aim to promote international, inter-sectoral and multi/interdisciplinary collaboration in doctoral training in Europe. The participation of additional organisations from anywhere in the world, including from the non-academic sector, is encouraged.

The proposed research training or doctoral programme should respond to well-identified multi- and interdisciplinary needs in scientific and technological research areas, expose the researcher to different sectors, and offer a comprehensive set of transferable skills (such as entrepreneurship and communication). Recruitment and training of each researcher is up to three years.