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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN-EJD)

European Joint Doctorates (EJD)

EJDs have the objective of promoting international, intersectoral and multi/inter-disciplinary collaboration in doctoral-level training in Europe through the creation of joint doctoral programmes, leading to the delivery of joint, double or multiple doctoral degrees (*).


They are composed of at least three beneficiaries established in different Member States or Associated Countries that are entitled to deliver doctoral degrees. Above this minimum, the participation of any other organisation from the same or other countries (worldwide) is possible under the conditions provided by the Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation.

Each recruited researcher must be:

  • selected, supervised, monitored and assessed through a joint governance structure;
  • be enrolled on a joint doctoral programme
  • undertake transnational mobility


Note that EJD proposals will be ranked in a separate panel with a dedicated budget of €30 million.

(*) Doctoral degrees have to be recognised as such by the relevant authorities of the country or countries concerned.