The network provides a support structure for cooperation among doctoral programs by defining criteria and drafting documents with the following aims:
1. Student mobility: The network makes it easier for doctoral students enrolled in
the member programs to attend courses and participate in activities in other programs of the network.
2. Joint doctorates: The network provides support for the establishment of new joint doctorates, particularly those that involve different countries.
3. Cooperation with non-academic institutions: The network defines principles for cooperation with non-academic institutions (industry, NGOs, and governmental institutions), and encourages reflection on cooperation with industry and other partners, and stimulates scholars to incorporate this consideration into research projects involving such partners.