Strategy Document 2020 - 2024 | Page 3

OUR Commitment Who we are and what we do: We advance the visibility and reputation of microbiology by helping to connect people and share knowledge, without borders or barriers. The Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) is a coalition of more than 50 Member Societies from 38 countries, a diverse network of 30,000 individual microbiologists. Our commitment is to help support microbiologists do their work, promote the best in microbiological research and knowledge to the world and bring microbiologists together to share that knowledge. As a not-for-profit organization, we reinvest our revenues into supporting microbiologists throughout their career, publishing and promoting scientific research in our journals and organizing events to bring scientists together. Our Members are vitally important to our work, and we seek to support them do their work to jointly advance microbiology. 2