ANPAM is part of the World Forum on Shooting Activities (WFSA) , and currently provides for its General Secretariat and the Executive Secretariat for Europe.
WFSA is an association of organisations whose purpose is the promotion and proliferation of hunting and target shooting, and the study of related issues.
The WFSA is an NGO (non-governmental organisation) in Roster Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, thus allowing its participation at UN meetings where issues relating to small arms are discussed.
The Forum, which is a scientific and research body, is composed of dozens of associations and organisations of national and international relevance.
Together they represent the key players from the global community dedicated to the peaceful use of firearms.
The ultimate goal of the Forum is the preservation of the traditions of hunting and shooting sports in the world.
This goal is pursued through interaction with international organisations, with various national governments and with all relevant national and international regulators.
ANPAM is also a member of IEACS (European Institute for Hunting and Sporting Firearms) and currently provides the General Secretariat for the Institute.
IEACS represents the National Associations of the European manufacturers of sporting arms, and includes all the major manufacturers in Europe. It works to defend and preserve the tradition and culture of the production of firearms for hunting and target shooting, with particular attention to environmental issues and public safety, and it is universally recognised as the voice of the European firearms manufacturing industry.
Through its technical expertise and the cultural productivity of its members, IEACS helps to define the appropriate level of regulation for the sector in a way that meets the public’s expectations and yet preserves the dynamism of the sector’s activities.