FEMP is the European voice for traditional heritage skills and craft conservation.
Members are both heritage training centres for craftspeople and organisations that promote craft conservation and restoration.
FEMP promotes craft knowledge and skills which are needed to preserve cultural heritage in the broadest sense.
FEMP stands for providing and transferring heritages skills, craft knowledge and craft experience for craftspeople from a vocational education background. FEMP promotes cross-border exchange of craft conservators.
FEMP defends the interests of craftspeople active in crafts conservation and heritage preservation at a European level.
Established in 2012, FEMP exists in its present-day form as a European association of CVET training centres and organisations dedicated to the promotion of heritage skills and craft conservation.
The association was initiated by the Council of Europe in 2011 to continue the ideas of its predecessor, the Fondation Européenne des Métiers du Patrimoine.
The roots of that body of the Council of Europe for the promotion of heritage skills and craft conservation go back to 1976.