Adding issues to epics without providing a project?


I wanted to use a GitLab server of my university for project management. So someone from my group created a GitLab group, added my account i started to create an epic to collect a group of issues related to creatioon of a website.

The problem: If I open the epic and go on “add an issue” choosing “Create an issue” the wizard wants me to provide a “project”. Why this?

I just want to add some issues to the epic of a certain group, not create a project which is, as far as I understood, binded to my account, not to the group.

Did I understand something wrong using epics?