The FIEP (French acronym for France-Italie-Espagne-Portugal / France-Italy-Spain-Portugal, which are the first four “historical” members) is an association consisting of gendarmeries and police forces with military status originally from the Euro-Mediterranean area.
Founded in 1994, it then comprised the French National Gendarmerie, the Italian Carabinieri Corps and the Spanish Civil Guard. It was quickly joined by the Portuguese National Republican Guard in 1996.
Afterwards, the Turkish Gendarmerie in 1998 swelled the ranks followed by the Dutch Royal Marechaussee and the Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie both in 1999, the Romanian Gendarmerie in 2002 and the Jordanian Gendarmerie Forces in 2011.
The Argentinian Gendarmeria National and the Chilean Carabinieros joined the association as Associate Members in 2005 and the Qatari Internal Security Force “Lekhwiya” in 2013.
The Tunisian National Guard became a member in 2016.
The Ukrainian National Guard and the Palestinian national security Forces followed in 2017, as did the Brazilian State Military Police and Military Fire Brigades.
The National Gendarmerie of Djibouti joined in 2017 and finally after being observers in 2019 the National Guard of Kuwait and the National Gendarmerie of Senegal became permanent members.