Created in Ambronay in 2000 with an office in Versailles, REMA now boasts a membership of 122 organisations in 22 European countries.
- to be the leading voice for early music in Europe
- to stimulate, facilitate, develop and promote awareness of early music
- to engage in rediscovering and promoting European heritage in terms of early music and period instruments, with a historically inspired interpretation
- to encourage the development and integration of early music education and the promotion of young artists
- to encourage the inclusion of music in programming
- Regular members’ meetings in different European countries, during which meetings, conferences, round table discussions, presentations, etc. take place.
- Actions to promote early music and its geographical and artistic diversity, such as the REMA Early Music Award, or Early Music Day that takes place annually on 21 March.
- A European showcase for young talents in the early music field and the organisation of conferences with conservatoires and early music students have an impact on the integration of early music education and the promotion of young artists.
- "The Early Music Podcast", a series of podcasts with ressources for the early music sector.