ESIL events take place all over Europe. Since its inauguration in 2004, there has been a major ESIL event each year: Florence (2004), Geneva (2005), Paris (2006), Budapest (2007), Heidelberg (2008), Helsinki (2009), Cambridge (2010), Tallinn (2011), Valencia (2012), Amsterdam (2013), Vienna (2014), Oslo (2015), Riga (2016), Naples (2017), Manchester (2018) and Athens (2019).
Future Annual Conferences are scheduled to take place in Stockholm (2021), Utrecht (2022), and Aix-en-Provence (2023).
Now that ESIL holds annual conferences, the Research Forum has been re-launched as a scholarly conference which promotes engagement with research in progress by members of the Society. The ESIL Research Forum targets in particular scholars at an early stage of their careers, especially advanced PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. Past Research Forums were held in Florence (2015), Istanbul (2016) Granada (2017), Jerusalem (2018) and Gottingen (2019). The 2020 Research Forum is scheduled to take place in Catania, and the 2021 Research Forum in Glasgow.
In addition, the Society organises a range of joint events with different European institutions, such as the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of Justice of the EU, and universities and other institutions throughout Europe.