Since its inception, the EAPC has evolved into an international leader in the field of palliative care and is the principal palliative care organisation in Europe. The EAPC provides a forum for all of those either working, or with an interest in Palliative care throughout Europe and beyond. Currently the EAPC has 58 member organisations from 32 European countries and also has individual members from 48 countries globally. Members are engaged in palliative care across the lifespan from a range of perspectives: specialist and generalist clinical practice, professional groups, education, policy and research. The EAPC is respectful of the cultural and political diversity of our members and aims to speak with ‘one voice and one vision’ on matters that are important for the practice and development of palliative care.