Welcome to ESAANZ

European Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand

Congratulations to the 2022 ESAANZ Essay Writing competition:

Australia – Undergraduate: Mal Priestly

Title: Analysing the treatment of Queer people within the early Soviet Union

University affiliation: The University of Melbourne

Australia – postgraduate: Benjamin Mason

Title: Intervention, Ideology, Strategic Imperatives: An Examination of Fluctuating Relations between Russia/USSR and sub-Saharan Africa

University Affiliation: The University of Melbourne

New Zealand – Undergraduate: Xavier Dickason

Title: Decarbonising transport in the European Union

University affiliation: University of Canterbury

New Zealand – Postgraduate: Katie Ryan

Title: How is the invasion of Ukraine enabled by Russia’s search for ontological security?

University affiliation: University of Otago

The European Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (ESAANZ) was launched as an independent body on 16 March 1991 in Melbourne. The initiative for such an Association was based on the experience of the national Associations for Contemporary European Studies in each of the member states of the European Union and elsewhere, which is an experience of cooperation, sharing of learning and research interests and dissemination of information and critical analysis on contemporary issues. In June 2020, CESAA and the European Union Studies Association of New Zealand merged to form the European Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand. The merger created two branches in Melbourne and in Christchurch, while also a third branch formed in Sydney. Through these branches, ESAANZ aims to further European studies in Australia and New Zealand.

ESAANZ Conference


ESAANZ’s objectives are:

  • to promote teaching and research in contemporary European studies;
  • to provide a forum for discussion of contemporary European issues;
  • to publish work of high quality in European Studies;
  • to maintain and foster links between tertiary educational institutions;
  • to foster links among academics in Australia and internationally;
  • to encourage European studies in secondary schools;
  • to advise interested government and non-government organisations.
European Union table flag


Find out how to join and membership benefits.

P.O. Box 2125
Hawthorn, 3122
Victoria, Australia
Load More...