Changes to the EUROPA Stamps themes for 2023, 2024 and 2025

Following the decision of the Extraordinary PostEurop Board of Directors meeting held on 25 April 2022, the 2023 EUROPA Stamp theme will be “PEACE – the highest value of humanity” as proposed by Ukrposhta in order “to show solidarity with Ukraine and to promote the universal value for all humanity – peace”.

Hence, the EUROPA stamp theme "Underwater Fauna & Flora" has been postponed to 2024 (instead of 2023) and the theme "National Archaeological Discoveries" has been postponed to 2025 (instead of 2024).

The 2023 EUROPA Stamps theme “PEACE – the highest value of humanity” will be based on a common design motif to be selected via a design competition.

2022 EUROPA Stamps under the “Stories & Myths” theme

The PostEurop Board of Directors also decided that Russia and Belarus are allowed to issue their 2022 EUROPA Stamps under the “Stories & Myths” theme given their membership status at the time of the call for publication and following the existing EUROPA guidelines.

However, Russia and Belarus would not be included in the 2022 Most Beautiful EUROPA Stamps competition which will soon take place from 9 May till 9 September 2022. 


More about EUROPA Stamps
Since 1956, EUROPA stamps have been a symbol of Europe’s desire for closer integration and cooperation. These special stamps are issued by the European postal administrations/enterprises and bear 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 Stamps and Philately working group organise the competition amongst other philately initiatives.

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About PostEurop
PostEurop represents 55 postal operators in 53 countries and territories around Europe and handles 60 billion items each year. The industry employs 2 million people, manages 258 million delivery points and accounts for 1% of the GDP. 

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