• To serve as a front organisation representing the independent Dutch and Belgian Historical European Martial Arts schools and their activities on both national and international levels.
• To provide a collective platform where potential practitioners can locate HEMA schools of their interest, and where they can find information regarding the Dutch and Belgian schools.
• To maintain and continuously improve the quality and depth of knowledge of the Historical Martial Arts community in the Netherlands and Belgium.
• To motivate and encourage each other, through close working relations between the all HEFFAC members. This is for instance achieved through the organisation of events and competitions.
HEFFAC exists primarily to facilitate the above goals, in a friendly and relaxed environment.