applicants not having attended a high number of courses would have more chance to be selected as EADV would like to give the opportunity to as many people as possible to attend a course, and the selection would also take into consideration the applicants’ nationalities to ensure a balanced and fair geographic representation. Of course, the selection would also be based on each applicant’s year of residency and interest in the course topic. Social events were also organised during each course to provide a place for the attendees to network and create new relations amongst themselves and the speakers. Very quickly, FTEC realised the need to provide training opportunities to certified der- matologists. A separate committee was, therefore, set up to manage the courses which would be offered to specialists: the Fostering Specialist Skills Committee (FSSC). The courses would have the same format as the ones for residents; however, the attendees would need to pay a registration fee and no grants, nor accommodation would be pro- vided. Certified dermatologists would obtain CME accreditation for the courses they attended. What courses have taken place since 2005? Over the years, the Fostering team has organised more than 110 courses in over 22 countries across Europe and welcomed more than 1300 participants from 65 different countries worldwide.