It is a great honour and responsibility for our professional community to have the opportunity to organize this conference. This is the first time the Congress will take place in the regions of Central and Eastern Europe, regions known for their turbulent history, rich culture, a tradition of top-quality science, and now for free democracy and economic progress as well.
The aim of the Congress is to not only offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity to share views of cutting-edge findings and trends in our field, but also to emphasize the importance of comprehensive care of the mental health of children and adolescents as a main priority of modern society in the 21st century. We would be happy to see both a growth in the trust in our individual fields, but also an increase in the effectiveness of our activities. We would like the individual and unique to join the common, typical, and safe across society. We are convinced that this is how our fields can contribute in at least some way to understanding among the different cultures and societies of people living in different places.