High-level Training Program for European Supervisors

The Initiative

The European Supervisor Education Initiative (ESE) was established in 2009 as an alliance of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), Deutsche Bundesbank (BBk), Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) and the Goethe Business School (GBS) at Goethe University in Frankfurt. In 2010, the Banque centrale du Luxembourg (BCL) became a member of ESE. In 2014, the Czech National Bank has transformed their associated partnership into a full membership and, in the same year, the ESE was pleased to welcome the Bank of Slovenia as a new member.

ESE has two main objectives: to offer European financial supervisors high-level training under uniform standards and to combine the experiences of practitioners with the theoretical knowledge of academic research. ESE offers a modular seminar program for banking, insurance and securities supervisors at various locations in Europe.

The program is aimed at strengthening cooperation between supervisory authorities by sharing information and knowledge. It thus aspires to further promote a common European supervisory culture.


Dr. Fabian Urban

Director Executive Education
+49 69 798 33505

Members of ESE


ESE Seminars

The ESE’s seminar program covers a wide range of subjects. Advanced topics for banking supervisors, such as the Advanced Basel III seminars, as well as specialist topics are supplemented by training modules designed to strengthen „soft skills“. Training is also offered on a cross-sectoral basis. All training courses are mainly conducted by supervisors, practitioners from the financial industry and academics of high standing.

ESE has adopted a modular philosophy for its training program to ensure flexibility in absorbing new requirements, adaptability to changing conditions, compatibility with European standards and the inter-changeability among participating institutions. Training is in English and independent from a particular location.

Online Registration ESE Seminars

Register online for the ESE Seminars.