The Rhetoric Society of Europe was formally established on January 18, 2013, at the Rhetoric in Society Conference in Copenhagen. In August 2018 the Rhetoric Society of Europe was recognized as a non-profit organization according to Belgian law: Rhetoric Society of Europe VZW (0701.633.959).
The goal of the organization is described as follows:
To advance the academic study of rhetoric in its broadest sense in Europe by impoving the contact between several academics and universities, stimulating publications and organizing an international conference in Europe every two years.
The organization will be able to organize several activities with the aim of obtaining the necessary funds to achieve its goal. The organisation will be able to deploy in general every action in direct or indirect connection with its goals, by means of transmission, input, fusion, participation, financial support, or through any other means to provide coöperation for and show interest in activities that are similar to its goal.
The Rhetoric Society of Europe (RSE) is an organization for European researchers and teachers working on the art of rhetoric.
The purpose of RSE is to promote and advance the research, study and teaching of rhetoric in Europe, and to facilitate professional cooperation between its members. The society provides a forum where researchers and others involved in rhetorical research and teaching can meet and exchange ideas, information and documentation about their work.
Even though it is an important aim of the RSE to stimulate European research and teaching in rhetoric, we welcome members from all parts of the world. The RSE not only wishes to improve and enhance European research, but also to facilitate international cooperation in the research, study and teaching of rhetoric.