Soon after the end of the 2nd World War, in 1952, Michael Balint started the first “training cum research” group. The purpose was the observation of the doctor-patient relationship. Seventy years later, the International Balint federation (IBF) is composed of 28 Societies all over the world! What are our core values nowadays? How is it possible to maintain our cohesion? To what point is the flexibility acceptable taking account of our differences and the global changes?