Mission Statement and Values of the International Federation for Historical European Martial Arts

IFHEMA is a federation of national HEMA federations. Its mission is to connect and support its members by coordinating and backing up their activities, and protecting their interests.

IFHEMA members are encouraged to use services which support HEMA activities within socially acceptable, responsible and ethical frame.

IFHEMA promotes autonomy and sustainability, as well as knowledge sharing and excellence in all activities, ranging from research and publishing, organizing and managing events to studying and practicing.

Education in all relevant supporting areas is highly valued by IFHEMA, to which end means of financing, media coverage, and resource allocation are committed.

IFHEMA looks up to key values of transparency, good governance, responsibility and striving to contribute to better societies.