The ESU Italy Association

The English-Speaking Union is an international charity founded in 1918. It brings together and empowers people of different languages and cultures. By building skills and confidence in communication, we give people the opportunity to realise their potential. Worldwide, the members and alumni of the ESU support these objectives.

The English-Speaking Union Italy is its only Italian Branch.
First and most important activity of the ESU Italy is the National Public Speaking Competition held every year in Genoa between February and March for people aged 16-20, which leads to the fantastic experience of the International Public Speaking Competition held by the ESU in London, at Dartmouth House and HSBC.

Since September 2013 the National Public Speaking Competition is held in collaboration with The Italo Britannica Association, a non-profit association founded in Genoa in 1946.



(Constitutive Act, dated 25th May 2011 by the notary Federico Cattanei;
Register N.10895 – please click on the link in order to see it).

Leo Aldo Narducci, Michela Sbravati, Nicole Bosisio, Danika Ghersi, Giovanna Pinazzi, Massimo Pronio, Massimo Messina.


Actual Steering Committee

⁃  Leo Aldo Narducci, President. Treasurer

– Nicole Bosisio, Secretary, Teaching and Training Coordinator.

⁃ Giovanna Pinazzi, Public Relations and Communications.


You can become a member of the Association by filling the Membership Form and giving us a small Membership Fee.


You can become a collaborator of the Association by sending your cv + cover letter to info@esuitaly.it, pointing out the reasons why you’d like to join us and what you’d like to do.

Also Firms, Companies, Institutions and Associations from public or private sector can agree upon a Corporate Membership for The English-Speaking Union Italy.

The Corporate Membership will depend on the kind of Corporate:

– Small Enterprises, Schools, shops, with no more than 10 employees = euro 100,00

Medium Enterprises and companies, Colleges, etc. with no more than 40 (between 11 and 40) employees = euro 200,00

Large Enterprises and companies with more than 41 employees = euro 300,00

If you want to make a donation to our Association, please do, regardless of the amount of money you can afford: we are a Non-Profit Organization and we do not get any other fund outside the Membership Fees and donations.

Any donation or fee has to be paid by bank remittance, to the Association’s bank account:

C/C presso Banca Prossima, Filiale di Milano (codice 5000)
Piazza Paolo Ferrari 10 – 20121 Milano.
IBAN: IT93 I033 5901 6001 0000 0078 705

Other data:
ABI: 3359
CAB: 1600

ESU Italy CODICE FISCALE (Fiscal Code):