With the agreement of the publishers, this editorial has been prepared for dual publication in Resuscitation and Notfall + Rettungsmedizin .
Mit Zustimmung der Verlage wurde dieses Editorial zur zweifachen Publikation in Resuscitation und Notfall + Rettungsmedizin verfasst.
This year, the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) celebrates its 25th anniversary. The ERC was created by a small group of friends and has developed into a professional organization with international recognition, dealing with all aspects of resuscitation care in Europe. These 25 years have formed a substantial and exciting part of the professional lifetime of the present authors, who have had the privilege of participating in the conception, the birth, and the development of the Council. ...