Enhancing and Conservation of Ecosystem through Philatelic Education in Europe: Think Green Concept (II) - Stamp Research Study

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Bogdan Cioruța
Mirela Coman
Alexandru Leonard Pop

Abstract

Each year the members of PostEurop issue EUROPA stamps on a common theme. One new twist is that all stamp issuers in the PostEurop area are using the same motif. The 2016 year's theme was the environment. PostNord works actively to take environmental and sustainability responsibilities seriously and have set clear, measurable goals.

EUROPA stamps are special stamps issued by European postal administrations 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. “Think green!” was the 2016 theme.

In this paper we propose an insight into the actual history of Europe preoccupations for environmental protection, and bring into limelight the significant concerns in promoting ecological educational via thematic issues (“Think green!” stamps). The main objective is to identify, index and describe the remain philatelic pieces issued in European countries, starting with the Iceland post administration issues and ending with ones from Vatican.

Keywords:
Philatelic education, European postal administrations, Think green!, stamp.

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Cioruța, B., Coman, M., & Pop, A. L. (2020). Enhancing and Conservation of Ecosystem through Philatelic Education in Europe: Think Green Concept (II) - Stamp Research Study. Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports, 10(1), 27-47. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajarr/2020/v10i130233
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