PostEurop is the trade association that represents postal operators from all EEA member states and other European postal operators, entrusted with the provision of the universal postal service. This provision of the universal postal service includes the exchange of mail between all 192 countries that are party to the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and have signed its Acts.

It is also emphasized that the postal service is a tool available to citizens to exercise the freedom of expression and information as provided for by Article 11 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (see also Article 10 of the ECHR).