Frequently Asked Questions about ESSE

About ESSE

Q. What is ESSE?

A. See what we do.
Q. How long has ESSE been in existence?
A. A: ESSE was founded in Rome in January 1990. Its first Constitution was adopted in 1991. Changes were introduced in 1995 and since then it has been placed under Swiss law. See the ESSE Constitution as it stands now, including the amendments added in 2006 and 2009.

Q: Is ESSE a service of the European Union?
A: No. Although academics in English studies in all current EU countries have access to associations affiliated to ESSE, we are not in any way linked to the EU, and we welcome Associations from the whole of Europe in the geographical sense, from Portugal to Russia, from Norway to Armenia. See the current list of the National Associations that are part of ESSE.
Q: What is the  membership of ESSE?

A: Currently about 7,200.


Q: How do I join ESSE?
A: You do not join ESSE as such: you become a member of ESSE by joining your National Association of University (or Higher Education) teachers and researchers in the field of English studies. In most European countries, if you are a fee-paying member of your National Association, then you are a member of ESSE.

Q: How do I know if such an Association exists in my country?
A: The list of National Associations that are members of ESSE is available on this site, as well as the name of the person who sits on the ESSE Board for that association. Many of those associations run their own websites.

Q: What should I do if no such Association exists in my European country?
A: Get together with your colleagues and found one under the laws of your country. If this should prove impossible, then join the National Association of another country which accepts foreign members.

The Logo

The ESSE logo is available to be used by the national Associations that are members of ESSE, on documents, websites, leaflets, posters, etc.
The final logo as used should preferably be in the colours of the original, that is white on a dark blue background.

The logo is available in several diffrent formats:

  1. a large-scale image (1200 x 900 px) of the ESSE logo in jpg format.
  2. a large-scale image (1200 x 900 px) of the ESSE logo as watermark to a page or to a website page in jpg format.
  3. a large-scale image (1200 x 900 px) of the ESSE logo in black and white on a transparent background in png format.
  4. the logo in eps format, to be used for very large formats.

The standard colours of the logo are

  • letters in white (RGB 255 255 255 / Hexadecimal ffffff)
  • background in dark blue (RGB 0 51 153 / Hexadecimal 003399)

The list of Board meetings, Executive meetings, and Conferences

In 2020 and 2021 there were frequent meetings, all of them carried via Zoom

2019, December, Zurich, Executive

2019, August, Wroclaw, Board, Executive






2019, January, Cluj-Napoca, Executive

2018, August, Brno, Board, Executive, ESSE 14 Conference






2018, March, Ljubljana, Executive

2017, August, Thessaloniki, Board, Executive






2017, March, Brno, Executive

2016, August, Galway, Board, Executive, ESSE 13 Conference

Galway-3 Galway-2 Galway-1






2016, March, Paris, Executive

2015, August. Braga, Board, Executive

2015, March. Galway, Executive

2014, August. Košice, Board, Executive, ESSE 12 Conference







2014, March, Košice, Executive

2013, August, Cluj-Napoca, Board, Executive

2013, May, Paris, Executive

2012, December, Alcalá de Henares, Executive

2012, September, Istanbul, Board, Executive, ESSE 11 Conference







2012, May, Ljubjana, Executive

2011, August, Prague, Board, Executive

2011, April, Vlore, Executive

2010, August, Torino, Board, Executive, ESSE 10 Conference







2010, June, Alcalá de Henares, Executive

2009, August, Szeged, Board, Executive

2009, March, Torino, Executive

2008, August, Aarhus, Board, Executive, ESSE 9 Conference







2008, April, Aarhus, Executive

2007, December, Amsterdam, Executive

2007, September, Vilnius, Board, Executive

2006, December, Lyon, Executive

2006, August, London, Board, Executive, ESSE 8 Conference







2006, May, Lisbon, Executive

2005, December, Berlin, Executive

2005, August, Krakow, Board, Executive

2005, April, Istanbul, Executive

2004, December, Portoroz, Executive

2004, September, Zaragoza, Board, Executive, ESSE 7 Conference







2004, May, Portoroz, Executive

2003, December, Lyon, Executive

2003, September, Oxford, Board, Executive

2003, May, Timişoara, Executive

2002, December, Santiago, Executive

2002, August, Strasbourg, Board, Executive, ESSE 6 Conference

2002, May, Lyon, Executive

2001, December, Amsterdam, Executive

2001, September, Vienna, Board, Executive

2001, April, Lyon, Executive

2000, December, Ciudad Real, Executive

2000, August, Helsinki,Board, Executive, ESSE 5 Conference

2000, May, Zaragoza, Executive

2000 January, Cologne, Executive

1999, August, Timişoara, Board, Executive

1999, April, Leicester, Executive

1998, December, Lleida, Executive

1998, September, Berlin, Boad, Executive

1997, December, Sevilla

1997, September, Debrecen, Board, Executive, ESSE 4 Conference

1997, September, Budapest, Executive

1997, May, Zaragoza, Executive

1996, December, Barcelona, Executive,

1996, September, Sheffield, Board, Executive

1996, April, Logroño, Executive

1995, December, Vigo, Executive

1995, September, Glasgow, Board, Executive, ESSE 3 Conference

1995, April, London, Executive

1995, March, Cologne, Board

1994, October, Lisbon, Board

1993, September, Bordeaux, Board, ESSE 2 Conference

1993, May, Thessaloniki, Board

1992, October, Madrid, Board

1992, March, Berlin, Board

1991, September, Norwich, Board, ESSE 1 Conference

1991, January, Paris, Board

1990, January, Rome, Founders’ meeting

1989, July, London, Founders’ meeting



The Constitution


The name of the organisation is ‘The European Society for the Study of English’ (ESSE). It is an association (Verein) conformable to articles 60ff of the Swiss Civil Code (ZGB) with its seat in Basle.


The Society is a European federation of national or joint-national higher educational associations for the study of English languages, literatures in English and cultures of English-speaking peoples. Membership of the Society is open to national or joint-national associations in other European countries subject to approval by the Board, provided they are the only eligible associations in their respective countries. The Society shall endeavour to reflect the cultural and geographical diversity of Europe in its institutions.


The aims of the Society are non-commercial. They are to advance the education of the public by promoting the European study and understanding of English languages, literatures in English and cultures of English-speaking peoples. Any change to these aims requires the written consent of all member associations.


In furtherance of the aims stated in clause 3, but not further or otherwise, the Society endeavours:

4.1 To arrange regular conferences for those researching and teaching English languages, literatures in English and cultures of English-speaking peoples in Europe.

4.2 To foster research-networks in specialist topics which will bring together higher education teachers, scholars and writers and facilitate intellectual cooperation.

4.3 To provide an information network, in the form of a newsletter, about the matters related to English studies in Europe, for example curriculum developments, national conferences, specialised research projects.

4.4 To assist higher education teachers in different countries with course development, documentation and resourcing.

4.5 To provide information which will facilitate faculty and student exchanges under international cooperation programmes, especially those of the European Union.

4.6 To provide the basis for a scholarly journal articulating the interests of European teachers of English in higher education.

4.7 To enter into such arrangements with any authorities or persons, nationally, internationally or locally, as may be thought beneficial for carrying out the objectives of the Society.


5.1 Individual membership of the Society shall be via the corporate membership of national or joint-national constituent associations, each of which shall elect one person to serve on the Board and in whom shall be vested the right to vote on behalf of the members of the constituent associations. In accordance with the Society’s charitable purposes, participation in the Society’s conferences and publications shall not be formally restricted to members of constituent associations.

5.2 Commercial organisations and other institutions who share the aims of the Society and wish to further them shall be eligible for the status of ‘donating member’ at a fee and under conditions to be decided by the Board.

5.3 The Board may authorise the Executive to charge members or third parties with the execution of its decisions.

5.4 If given good cause the Board may decide to suspend the voting rights of a constituent association or annul its membership subject to a two-thirds majority.

5.5 A member association can leave the Society only if it has given due notice at least six months before the end of the calendar year.

5.6 Member associations that have been expelled or have left the Society are liable for contributions for the full calendar year in which their membership has ceased.

5.7 Sub-clauses 5.5 and 5.6 do not apply to member associations leaving the Society because of a change of aims (Clause 3).


Constituent associations shall pay to the Society an annual subscription which is based on the number of their members or on the number of members of their sub-organisations (e.g. departments). The amount of this subscription will be negotiated between the constituent associations and the Society’s Treasurer and has to be approved by the Board. The Society is free to obtain other contributions.


The Society is liable for its debts with its own assets. Personal liability of members, both corporate and individual, is excluded.


8.1 The governing body of the Society will consist of a Board comprising representatives nominated by the constituent associations of the Society. Decisions of the Board will be taken on the basis of one association, one vote. The Board decides on all matters that have not been entrusted to other organs or members of the Society.

8.2.Under exceptional circumstances an electronic vote by e-mail or equivalent technology can be organized by the President to decide on urgent matters. The resolution will be valid and immediately effective if at least 2/3 of the Board members have taken part in the vote by the given deadline and an overall majority (2/3 of the votes cast) has been obtained.

8.3 The Board cannot take decisions on items which do not appear on the agenda of its meetings. At the beginning of a meeting the Board can add items to the agenda only if the majority of the Board agrees.

8.4 Decisions which violate Swiss law or the statutes of the Society can be contested in court by any member that has not voted for them within a month after taking cognizance of them.

8.5 No Board member has a right to vote on a legal transaction or legal dispute between the Society on the one hand and him/herself, his/her spouse or linear relative, or the association which he/she represents on the other.


9.1 The Board will appoint and charge with the responsibility of running the Society, an Executive Committee comprising a Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer and such other members as may be appropriate. Membership of the Executive Committee is not compatible with acting as a representative of a member association.

9.2 The tenure of Executive Officers will be for three years, renewable for one further period only, unless required by a two-thirds majority vote of the Board to relinquish office at an earlier time.

9.3 Executive Officers of the Society have the right of full participation in Board discussions but no voting rights.

9.4 The Executive may appoint other persons to assist them in the day-to-day running of ESSE by undertaking specified tasks as necessary. Such appointments shall be confirmed at the Board meeting after they are made. The Board may also make such appointments of persons to assist the Executive, or to otherwise undertake tasks on behalf of the Society. Appointments may be made for a fixed term, or indefinitely. Where appropriate, such persons may be invited to join in the discussions of the Board and/or the Executive, but shall have no voting rights. The period of office of such persons shall be terminated upon the completion of their fixed term of office, their resignation, or by vote of the Board.


10.1 If the Society publishes a regular Newsletter or similar periodical, the Board will appoint an Editor and charge said Editor with the responsibility of running said Newsletter or similar periodical.

10.2 The tenure of the Editor will be for three years, renewable for one further period only, unless required by a two-thirds majority vote of the Board to relinquish office at an earlier time.

10.3 The Editor has the right of full participation in Board discussions but no voting rights.


11.1 The Executive Committee shall convene a meeting of the Board at least once in every year and deliver an annual report to the Board orally and in writing unless two-thirds of the Board members write absolving it of its responsibility to do so. In such case the annual report will be circulated in writing.

11.2 Any member of the Board may convene an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Board on obtaining the support of one-fifth of the Board members. The Extraordinary General Meeting must be convened at a mutually convenient location and time within two months of the Chairman’s receipt of the request.

11.3 At each conference, the Executive shall organize a General Assembly of individual members participating in the conference. This Assembly may make recommendations to the Board.


The Board shall appoint such sub-committees with such terms of reference as it sees fit, provided that all acts and proceedings of such sub-committees are reported fully and promptly to the Board.


Amendment to this constitution shall require the assent of two-thirds of the members present and voting at an ordinary or extraordinary meeting of the Board. A resolution for the amendment of the constitution must be received by the Secretary of the Society at least three months before the meeting at which the resolution is to be brought forward. The Secretary must immediately circulate the resolution to members of the Board so that they, in their capacity as corporate members, can discuss the resolution with the governing bodies of constituent associations.


14.1 All sums collected by and on behalf of the Society shall be handed to the Treasurer who shall pay the same into a bank account to be determined by the Board.

14.2 The Treasurer shall present to the first meeting of the Board in every calendar year an account of the financial transactions carried out in the Society’s name in the previous year. The account will be audited by at least two auditors elected by the Board. If the auditors’ findings satisfy the Board, the Board shall relieve the Executive of personal liability.

14.3 The Treasurer and the President shall each have the authority to make payments on behalf of the Society and to operate the Society’s bank accounts. The authorization of either the Treasurer or the President is sufficient for financial transactions to be made on behalf of the Society provided that no liability greater than the current assets of the Society is incurred in so doing.


15.1 The Society may be dissolved by a resolution passed by a two-thirds majority of those present at an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Board convened for the purpose of which 21 days’ notice shall have been given to the member associations. The resolution to dissolve the Society will give instructions for the disposal of assets held by the Society. Any property remaining after the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities shall be returned to constituent associations of the Society in proportion to their contributions in the three years preceding the date on which the dissolution takes effect.

15.2 By Swiss law the Society is dissolved if it is insolvent or is unable to appoint an Executive in accordance with this constitution.

Given at Glasgow, on the 7th of September, 1995

Point 8.2 was amended by the ESSE Board at London in August 2006.
Points 9.4, 10 (10.1, 10.2, 10.3), and 14.3 were added by the ESSE Board at Szeged in August 2009.

The Board


Albania (A.S.S.E.)

Albanian Association for the Study of English



Dr Armela Panajoti

Dpt. Foreign Languages
Faculty of Humanities
University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”
L. Pavarësia
9400 Vlorë
tel.: +355 69 23 844 68

Armenia (A.A.S.E.)

Armenian Association for the Study of English

Professor Seda Gasparyan
Yerevan State University
English Department, Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology
Alex Manoogyan 1
Yerevan 0025
Tel: +3741 0 57-16-60; Fax: +3741 151 087 or

Austria (A.A.U.T.E.)

Austrian Association for University Teachers of English


Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Görtschacher
Universität Salzburg
Department of Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Unipark Nonntal
Erzabt-Klotz-Str. 1
A-5020 Salzburg
Tel: +43-662-8044-4424; Fax: +43-662-8044-167

Belgium (B.A.A.H.E.)

Belgian Association of Anglicists in Higher Education


Prof. Bernard De Clerck
Bernard De Clerck
English Section
Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
Groot-Brittanniëlaan 45
B-9000 Ghent
University of Ghent



Associate Prof.
Željka Babić
University of Banja Luka
Faculty of Philology
Department of English
Bulevar vojvode Petra Bojovića 1a
78000 Banja Luka
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria (B.S.S.E)

Bulgarian Society for the Study of English

Prof. Ludmilla Kostova
Dpt. English and American Studies
St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo
2 Teodosi Turnovski St.
5003 Veliko Tarnovo

Croatia (H.D.A.S.)

Hrvatsko drustvo anglistickih studija






Prof. Stipe Grgas (University of Zagreb)

Czech Republic (C.Z.A.S.E.)

The Czech Association for the Study of English


Mgr. Renáta Tomášková, Dr.

Department of English and American Studies
Faculty of Arts
University of Ostrava
Reální 5, 701 03 Ostrava

Denmark (D.A.E.S.)

 Professor Dominic Rainsford

Department of English
School of Communication and Culture
Aarhus University
Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1481
DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
office: +45 8716 3986; mobile: +45 6167 2766

Finland (F.I.N.S.S.E.)

The Finnish Society for the Study of English


Dr Minna Nevala

Minna Nevala
Department of Languages/English Philology
Unioninkatu 40B
00014 University of Helsinki

France (S.A.E.S.)

Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur


Professor Alexandra Poulain
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3


(Deutscher Anglistenverband)

Professor Felix Sprang
Prof. Dr. Felix Sprang
Adolf-Reichwein-Str. 2
57068 Siegen
Tel. +49 (0) 271-740 4581
Fax. +49 (0) 271-740-2692

Greece (H.A.S.E.)

The Hellenic Association  for the Study of English


Dr. Vasiliki Markidou
Dr. Vasiliki Markidou
Assistant Professor in English Literature and Culture
Department of English Language and Literature
School of Philosophy
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Panepistimioupoli Zographou
154 78 Athens
Telephone: 210 727 7468
Office: 903

Hungary (H.U.S.S.E.)

Hungarian Society for the Study of English



 Prof. Nóra Séllei

Department of British Studies
University of Debrecen
P.O. Box 400
Tel: +36 52 512900 Ext. 22495
Fax: +36 52 512746

Ireland (N.A.E.S.)

Jennifer Lertola
Jennifer Lertola (independent scholar)

Italy (A.I.A.)

Associazione Italiana di Anglistica


Prof. Carlo M. Bajetta

Vice Director, Dept. of Human and Social Sciences
Universita’ della Valle d’Aosta
Université de la Vallée d’Aoste
Strada Cappuccini 2A 11100 AOSTA
Tel: +39 0165 30 67 38
Fax: +39 0165 30 67 49

Lithuania (L.A.U.T.E.)

Lithuanian Association of University Teachers of English


 Linara Bartkuviene of British Literature
Philology dept.

Malta (A.S.E.M.)

Association for the Study of English in Malta

Professor Peter Vassallo
Professor Peter Vassallo
University of Malta
Department of English
Faculty of Arts
Msida MSD 06
Tel: +356-3290 2266; Fax: +356-21-317938 or


Montenegrin Society for the Study of English

Assistant professor
Dragica Žugić

University of Donja Gorica
Faculty of Philology
Oktoih 1, Podgorica 81000

Norway (NORSES)

Norwegian Society for English Studies

Prof. Knut Øystein Høvik
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Education
Postboks 400, 2418 Elverum, Norway
Phone: +47 62 51 76 41

Poland (P.A.S.E.)

Polish Association for the Study of English


Prof. dr hab.
Jacek Fabiszak
Professor Jacek Fabiszak
Faculty of English
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
al. Niepodległości 4
61-874 Poznań, Poland

Portugal (A.P.E.A.A.)

Associação Portuguesa de Estudos Anglo-Americanos


Professor Jorge Bastos da Silva
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
Via Panorâmica, s/n
4150-564 Porto

Romania (R.S.E.A.S.)

Romanian Society for English and American Studies


  Professor Titela Vîlceanu

Dr. Titela Vîlceanu
Universitatea din Craiova,
Str. A.I. Cuza, nr. 13,
200585, Craiova

Russia (R.A.E.S.)

Russian Association for English Studies

Professor Yelena Nikolaevna ChernozyomovaMoscow State Pedagogical University
World Literatures Department
ul. Miklukho-Maklaya
d. 51
kv. 92
117279 Moscow

Serbia (S.A.S.E)

Serbian Association for the Study of English


Professor Vladimir Ž. Jovanović
Department of English Language and Literature Studies
University of Niš
Faculty of Philosophy
2 Ćirila i Metodija St.
18000 Niš


Slovaskia (S.K.A.S.E)

Slovenska asociacia pre studium anglictiny
The Slovak Association for the Study of English


Dr Slávka Tomáščiková
Department of British and US Studies
P. J. Šafárik University
Petzvalova 4
04011 Košice, Slovakia
tel: +421 905 581 514, fax: +421 55 622 0530

Slovenia (S.D.A.S.)

Slovensko Drustvo za Angleske Studije
The Slovene Association for the Study of English


Smiljana Komar
Pr. Smiljana Komar
University of Ljubljana
Faculty of Arts,
Department of English
Aškerčeva 2
1000 Ljubljana
Tel. +386 (1) 241 1364
Fax +386 (1) 425 9337)

Spain (A.E.D.E.A.N.)

Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos


Prof. Montserrat Martínez VázquezDpto. Filología y Traducción
Facultad de Humanidades
Universidad Pablo Olavide
Ctra. de Utrera, km. 1
41013 Sevilla

Sweden (S.W.E.S.S.E.)

The Swedish Society for the Study of English



Professor Kristy Beers Fägersten
Kristy Beers Fägersten
Professor of English Linguistics
School of Culture and Education
Södertörn University
Alfred Nobelsallé 7
141 89 Huddinge
+468 608 5077

Switzerland (S.A.U.T.E.)

Swiss Association of University Teachers of English
Société Suisses d’Études Anglaises
Schweizerische Akademische Gesellschaft der Anglisten


Professor Anita Auer
Université de Lausanne
Faculté des lettres
Section d’anglais
Quartier UNIL-Chamberonne
Bâtiment Anthropole 5131
CH – 1015 Lausanne
Phone: 021 692 44 85

Turkey (I.D.E.A.)

The English Language and Literature Research Association


 Professor Işıl Baş

Department of English Language and Literature
Faculty of Science and Letters
Istanbul Kultur University
Ataköy Campus
Bakırköy / Istanbul 34158
Tel:  (0212) 498 46 96

United Kingdom

University English


Dr Will May
University of Southampton
Department of English
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Southampton SO17 1BF
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 23 8059 9603

The Executive


Professor Andreas H. Jucker
University of Zurich, Switzerland


Professor Biljana Mišić Ilić
University of Niš, Serbia


Professor Gašper Ilc
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Other contacts

Editor of The ESSE Messenger

Dr Laura Esteban-Segura
University of Malaga, Spain


Dr Adrian Radu
Babes-Bolyai University
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

General Editors of EJES

Professor Greta Olson
Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

Professor Isabel Carrera Suárez
University of Oviedo, Spain

Professor Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou
Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece

What We Do

ESSE was created in Rome in January 1990.

The Society is a European federation of national higher educational associations for the study of English. The Society endeavours to reflect the cultural and geographical diversity of Europe in its institutions.

The aim of the Society is to advance the education of the public by promoting the European study and understanding of English languages, literatures in English and cultures of English-speaking peoples.

The Society endeavours:

  • To arrange regular conferences for those researching and teaching English languages, literatures in English and cultures of English-speaking peoples in Europe. fifteen have been held, ESSE-1 in Norwich, 1991, ESSE-2 in Bordeaux, 1993, ESSE-3 in Glasgow, 1995, ESSE-4 in Debrecen, 1997, ESSE-5 in Helsinki, 2000, ESSE-6 in Strasbourg, 2002, ESSE-7 in Zaragoza, 2004, ESSE-8 in London, 2006, ESSE-9 in Aarhus in 2008, ESSE-10 in Turin, ESSE-11 in Istanbul in 2012, ESSE-12 in Košice in 2014, ESSE-13 in Galway in 2016, ESSE-14 in Brno in 2018 , and ESSE-15 in Lyon in 2020/2021 (online). The next conference, ESSE-16 will be held in Mainz in 2022.

  • To foster research-networks in specialist topics which will bring together higher education teachers, scholars and writers and facilitate intellectual cooperation. A scholarly journal, the European Journal of English Studies (EJES), is published in cooperation with Routledge.

  • To provide an information network, in the form of a newsletter (The ESSE Messenger), about matters related to English studies in Europe, such as curriculum developments, national conferences, specialised research projects. The Messenger has also initiated the publication of supplements to its regular newsletter, beginning with the report from the Berlin meeting on Resources for Scholarship in Eastern Europe, which can be downloaded in pdf format. Jan Rusiecki’s report on Postgraduate Studies in Europe, can also be downloaded here in pdf format. More recently, Martin A. Kayman’s A Survey of English Studies in Europe at the Turn of the Century was published in the Spring 2005 issue of The Messenger. In case you cannot read the pdf format, click here to download the free programme Adobe Reader.

  • To provide information which will facilitate faculty and student exchanges under international cooperation programmes, especially those of the European Union.

ESSE offers a bursary scheme to help support young academics, and book grants to researchers.

ESSE also awards prizes to books about English studies. The previous ESSE Book Prizes were awarded in 2006 in London, in 2008 in Aarhus, in 2010 in Turin, in 2012 in Istanbul, in 2014 in Košice, in 2016 in Galway, in 2018 in Brno and in 2020/2021 in Lyon (online). The next ESSE Book Prizes will be awarded in 2022 in Mainz.

The dates of all Founders’ meetings, Board meetings, Executive meetings and ESSE Conferences are available on the History of ESSE page


ESSE is a member of FILLM. The Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures (FILLM) is the official international body which represents the study of language and literature as research-based scholarly disciplines in universities and tertiary higher education institutions world-wide.
FILLM is part of the UNESCO pyramid of international associations which seek to represent intellectual and cultural endeavour on a global basis.