The first mission of the UEMS Section of Rheumatology/European Board of Rheumatology is to maintain the highest level of care with the best outcome for those with musculoskeletal conditions through establishing and maintaining high professional standards amongst rheumatologists in Europe. To achieve this, the aim of the Section is to promote the highest standard of competence-based rheumatology training and harmonization at the European level and to promote the professional interests of rheumatology.