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.  "PEACE - The Highest Value of Humanity" was the 2023 theme.

This year the theme is "Underwater Fauna & Flora"

Upcoming themes

  1. In 2025, the theme will be "National Archaeological Discoveries" (postponed to 2025 from 2024)
  2. In 2026, the theme will be “70th anniversary of EUROPA stamp” 
  3. In 2027, the theme will be “Street Art”. 

Next Philatelic Forum

2025 PostEurop Philatelic Forum - Mariehamn, Åland, 3-4 June
For more information please contact: Maire Lodi

Updated on 10 July 2024

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