The COPERNICUS Alliance aims to achieve its goals through a growing network of European higher education institutions. The network strives to strengthen integration of sustainable development in higher education management, education, research and society. It is run by members for members and essentially builds on the participation of each institution and individual involved. Based on their activities, it forms an innovation network for integration of sustainable development at higher education institutions with multiple contacts and possibilities of exchange at a European level.

The COPERNICUS Alliance is in close partnership with the following networks: