European Studies Society (ESS)
To foster a spirit of self-direction and independence and in order to involve students actively, a student-run European Studies Society was established in 1996. The ESS is entirely self-administrated by the students, although European Studies staff members act as advisers. It regularly organizes social functions for students, Europe-related public events (such as exhibitions, film shows, etc.) and holds its own annual meetings. Through the ESS, students learn how to effectively liaise with outside bodies, institutions or enterprises of European origin. Provided students engage seriously in ESS activities, the society can play an important role in maintaining the European Studies profile internally (in the University) and externally (vis-à-vis the local expatriate communities).