The EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) in collaboration with the UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE) organised an event on 3 May 2019 at the British Academy under the title “The European landscape of doctoral education: the future of research collaboration”. An UKCGE report summarising the main findings of the discussions is out. The meeting focused on the different forms of collaboration in doctoral education. It addressed the common challenges faced by both researchers and leaders of doctoral schools across Europe, while also looking into opportunities for the further development of doctoral education. The event also provided opportunities for reflection on the recent survey results on doctoral education conducted by EUA-CDE, as well as for networking and peer discussions.