Its main aims are to promote and stimulate research in general practice and primary care, to initiate and coordinate multinational research projects, to exchange research experiences and by doing so to develop a valid international base for general practice.

These aims are persued;

a) by organisation of international workshops,
b) by learning from other research experiences in Europe by international contacts, discussion and exchange of information,
c) by stimulating research in and for general practice in Europe through the development of common definitions and relevant research and conducting international research projects.