The main goals of the EPG  are to encourage, develop and promote fundamental and applied research concerning placenta physiology, pathology, therapeutics and biotechnology in human and animals in basic and clinical sciences.

The main activities of the EPG are to encourage workshops, colloquia, conferences and congresses at which scientific results and problems related to the field of placenta research are presented and discussed, as well as the publication of the scientific work discussed in these meetings. EPG will also organize the world IFPA congress at three years intervals. The EPG is concerned especially, but not exclusively, with the development of placental research in European  countries. 

The EPG may establish special relationships with national or regional associations, groups or societies interested in similar fields, and also with International and/or European Societies or Federations interested in Placenta Research and/or Reproduction.