Important information regarding the 2016 issue !
PostEurop decided to switch the themes for 2015 & 2016.
the theme for 2015 will be "Old toys" and the "Ecology in Europe - "Think Green" theme will be the one for 2016.
Why this change ? Well, the Stamps and Philately working group of PostEurop decided to celebrate the "60th anniversary of Europa Stamps" (1956-2016) - It's a bit weird as PostEurop didn't celebrate at all the 50th anniversary jubilee in 2006 !!
Anyway, the "Ecology in Europe - "Think Green" theme will be used for that celebration issue and a common design competition will be organized amoung PostEurop's members.
Each postal administration must send their design to PostEurop before the 15th of December 2014. In January 2015 the best design will be selected by PostEurop members and in February 2015 the design will be announced.
Here you can download the official PostEurop document regarding this common design competition.
I am a bit dissapointed about this decision as I was looking forward to this ecology related theme which could provide very nice designs and innovative techniques related to the theme.
The common issue proved in the past (millennium issue in 2000) to attract a lot of interest from the public. But I think there was no hurry and another theme or another occasion would have been better for such an issue, for example the 100 years of the end of WW I in 2018... ?
What do you think of it ?