The European society of Biomechanics wishes to express it’s concern for and sympathy to any members affected by the recent atrocities in Paris. This recent event hits particularly close to the heart of the ESB since we were founded in 1976, with a large contribution from French members and will have the next European Society of Biomechanics congress in Lyon, France this coming July. All such attacks in all our home countries are equally shocking and tragic. However, we feel it important to comment because what seems to be clear about this attack is that it was an assault on international groups of people joining together. Such negative and destructive actions will of course not deter us from gathering together in France in our international community to enjoy science, engineering and cultural exchange and support each other in our endeavors to make a small but positive contribution to the world.