On the 22nd of May 2021, our president, Richard Landl, crossed the threshold of death. He led the board of ECSWE in a gentle, warm-hearted, cooperative, and wise manner for more than 8 years. He mastered the art of “leading from behind”, acting and not forcing; a presidency with dignity. He had a keen eye for efficiency and practical solutions as well as a focus on altruistic goals and the greater purpose. He combined this knowledge and wisdom with an open mind for people as well as for new ideas. Wherever the European Council met, he combined meetings with classroom visits.