The EUROPA 2019 theme is…

PostEurop would like to announce that in 2019 the most beautiful EUROPA stamp competition will be based on the theme: “National Birds”.

During the last Stamps & Philately Steering Committee Meeting that took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, our Members had the chance to review the votes received for the 2019 theme of the EUROPA stamp competition.

Amongst the many different themes that were submitted, “National Birds” was the theme that obtained the highest number of votes from our Members for 2019, following the 2018 EUROPA theme, “Bridges”. 

Anita Häggblom Chair of PostEurop’s Stamps & Philately WG said: "It is with great pleasure that I welcome National Birds as the EUROPA 2019 theme. In a time marked by climate change, the World is facing many ecological challenges when it comes to protecting and preserving wildlife, for a sustainable future. Birds are not only amazing creatures that grazes the sky, they also play an important role in monitoring our planet's ecosystem.  Therefore, I am very happy to see that EUROPA will have such a fascinating theme, which will also help to promote the European Ornithology which reflects the magnificent biodiversity that we have throughout Europe."   

An announcement on the EUROPA 2020 theme, will be made during the autumn period.  So stay tuned for more EUROPA stamps news, and don’t forget to vote for your favourite "castle": /europa2017 


More about EUROPA Stamps

Since 1956, EUROPA stamps have been a symbol of Europe’s desire for closer integration and co-operation. These special stamps are issued by the European postal administrations/enterprises and bears the EUROPA logo, a PostEurop registered trademark.  Since 1993, PostEurop has been the responsible organisation for issuing EUROPA stamps and each year, philately experts within the Philately working group organise the competition amongst other philately initiatives.  See more information on


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