The 2006 Europa stamp theme is 'Integration through the eyes of children'. The Aland Europa stamp has been designed by Andreas Dienert.
Immigrating to a foreign country can be quite a bewildering experience for a child. Children's perception of the situation often differs from that of adults. With the Europa stamp issued by the Aland Post, the artist Andreas Dienert presents his interpretation of the joint theme.
He has chosen to paint a young boy, who proudly puts his staff down between the rocks and cliffs in Aland and declares himself king of his new country. No matter where you go or how young you may be, it is important to be able to feel safe and secure.
Date of issue: 4 May 2006
Artist: Andreas Dienert
Edition: 300 000