EUROPA stamps are special stamps issued by European postal administrations/enterprises and bears the official EUROPA logo, a PostEurop registered trademark under the aegis of PostEurop in which Europe is the central theme.
EUROPA stamps underlines cooperation in the posts domain, taking into account promotion of philately. They also build awareness of the common roots, culture and history of Europe and its common goals.
As such, EUROPA stamp issues are among the most collected and most popular stamps in the world.
Since the first issue in 1956, EUROPA stamps have been a tangible symbol of Europe’s desire for closer integration and cooperation. In 1993, PostEurop became responsible for issuing EUROPA stamps.
Each year, PostEurop's Stamps & Philately Working Group selects the EUROPA stamp theme. "Endangered National Wildlife" was the 2021 theme.
This year the theme is "Stories & Myths"
- In 2023, the theme will be "PEACE - the highest vale of humanity"
- In 2024, the theme will be "Underwater Fauna & Flora" (postponed to 2024 from 2023)
- In 2025, the theme will be "National Archaeological Discoveries" (postponed to 2025 from 2024)
Next Philatelic Forum
Athens, Greece - Date to be confirmed
For more information please contact: Jana Vlachová
Updated on 26 April 2022
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EUROPA Stamps by Theme
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