On 06.12.1994 the Austrian people was asked to join the European Union and 66.6% voted "Yes". On 1.1.1995 was admitted to the EU. Austrian Post is dedicated in cooperation with the Economic Chamber Austria this event a special anniversary brand.
Long an Austria's accession to the European Community, especially from neutrality legal reasons, had been unthinkable. Today, there is wide consensus on the benefits that are associated with the membership: From the free movement of people, a free educational mobility as well as various grants and research projects benefiting countless people in Austria. Not only an unrestricted access to the EU single market, a common currency, but also the EU's eastward expansion a boost and internationalization of the domestic economy was a result of the accession.
For the design of the special stamp, Austrian Post and Austria Chamber of Commerce held a competition in which all pupils of the country could participate. The design of Moritz Dittrich, Raphael Strasser and Jacob Chisté Class 3c of Brigittenauer Gymnasium in Vienna was able to convince the jury and won the first place.