model needed to be applied. An outside critical review identified challenges and opportunities and made proposals on how long-term goals might be achieved. Starting from 2016, the major challenges, work and achievements can be summarised as the four “Rs”: 1) Revision of the governance level (new Statutes in 2017), 2) Restructuring of the leadership and staff level due to changed roles and responsibilities requiring a new set of rules. This is still a work in progress as it is necessary to have an effective organisation and governance that allows proper oversight of the committee work and central alignment of projects, 3) Renewal of the EADV culture, most importantly in today’s terms with a professional approach at all levels; and lastly 4) Reinforcing relationships with all stakehol- ders, including other health professionals and policy-makers with the aim of improving the position of our specialty and supporting patient care, as well as developing collaborative educational activities outside Europe. EADV continues to successfully organise its yearly congresses and courses which bring our collea- gues together on an exceptional platform to exchange and share ideas. The number and diversity of congress participants, with the latest one in Madrid 2019 welcoming 12,600 participants, reflects its success and acceptance. However, we are also aware of the need to increasingly take advantage of new communication channels and tools, including eLearning, and to appeal to the new digital gene- ration of specialists. We are now continually training ourselves to recognise both market enhancers as well as disrupters, how we can nurture the former and how we can turn the latter to our advantage. Despite its current transformation, EADV remains faithful to its original goals of best medical management, the positio- ning of our specialty and highlighting the burden of skin diseases. We are pleased that the Academy leadership has finally been able to define the EADV vision with the goal of being the leading community to further the knowledge of health professionals and advocates in the field of Dermatology and Venereology. We have been able to identify six major strategic areas to be developed by 2025, which include taking better care of our members and clients, supporting the further development of our educational offers and journals, as well as the implementation of a professional EADV development programme to build future leaders in Dermatology who can trans- mit the values of openness, collegiality and curiosity. We are also committed to increased efficiency and a stronger structure for our organisation, ensuring long-term financial stability and more inten- sive collaboration and interaction with other stakeholders, including advocacy activities for our pro- fessions and for our raison d’être, namely our patients. We are thrilled by the opportunity to consistently improve EADV to adapt to a world of constant and continuous change. It will be vital to ensure that the changes in management are implemented, that EADV’s organisation is aligned to the strategic objectives and that the Academy remains flexible and responsive to the changing environment and context. As Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives ... It is the one that is most adaptable to change.’’ By our actions and our collaborative spirit, we have the opportunity to make the world better for patients with skin diseases and this represents an inspiring future.