The ESAANZ newsletter marks its return with enthusiasm, welcoming two new members, Blake and Fasiha. This newsletter aims to provide a comprehensive update on ESAANZ activities, member updates, and insights from the EU Delegations and EU Centres of Excellence. The upcoming conferences, like the European Union Studies Association Asia Pacific (EUSAAP) Conference in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and the Research Initiative on the Post-Soviet Space Conference in Melbourne, promise stimulating discussions and research sharing. The publication also highlights accomplishments and events from the Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence across various universities, shedding light on recent achievements and contributions to EU studies. Moreover, it covers news from European Institutes in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, the European Union Delegation in Australia, and recent publications by ESAANZ members. The newsletter concludes with intriguing themes and events from Europe, delving into philosophy on World Philosophy Day and an inspiring story of literacy empowerment in Spain’s challenged neighborhood. For any future contributions or inquiries, please reach out to Fasiha Faizi or Blake Ellul-Thorn.