14th ESSE Conference

29 August – 2 September 2018
Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Thank you all for coming!

Please click on PHOTOS above for the photos from the conference.

The Conference Abstracts for download will be posted soon.


We’re very pleased to have lured ESSE for the first time to the Czech Republic.  

Masaryk University is located in Brno,  the country’s “second city”. Though its population of  400,000 makes it large enough to offer all the amenities of a metropolis, it still maintains a human scale, with a vibrant and architecturally rich historical centre and a thriving cultural scene. The 85,000 students at the city’s six universities set the tone:  their presence is at the heart of the recent emergence of Brno as one of the most dynamic cities in the Central European region, a rapidly growing R & D and IT centre with a burgeoning international community.

As “Central Europe’s most central city”, Brno is easily accessible. The combination of what is shaping up to be an exciting programme, the cultural richness of the city and region, and traditional Moravian hospitality promise a memorable ESSE 2018.  We’re very much looking forward to welcoming you next year in Brno!


Sept 5, 2018:

The conference is over, see you in Lyon in 2020!

Aug 16, 2018:

We are sorry we cannot return conference fees in case of cancellation of conference participation any more. Binding orders for conference materials and catering services (together with required deposits) have already been sent to the respective providers and cannot be changed any more.

Aug 11, 2018:

Programme outline updated.

Aug 9, 2018:

Social Programme updated (cinema performance, discounts).

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