The Fédération Internationale des Instituts d’Etudes Médiévales (FIDEM) was created in 1987, with the following main objectives:
To efficiently represent our member Institutes and Centres among national and international organizations.
To scientifically, morally and financially support research in medieval studies.
To organize information exchange.
To further coordinate action in relation to teaching programmes and major research projects.
To encourage meetings between researchers and to facilitate exchanges among lecturers, speakers, researchers and students.