Animate Europe 2019 “Europe+” is officially launched!

Animate Logo 2019 Europe +

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What does the imminent Brexit, the ban on halogen lightbulbs, the difficulties to distribute refugees and the German emissions scandal have in common? They don’t exactly spark enthusiasm for the European Union.

But we absolutely want to spark enthusiasm – and boost the discussion on the European Union. Because a unified Europe is important to us. Because we believe in the potential of the European Union. Because exchange with other people is essential even – or even more so – when you disagree.

And we are also interested in your opinion, your story. Are you a comics artist and would you like to tell us what you perceive to be the added value of the European Union? What you like about the EU? Then register for our international comics competition Animate Europe, this year with the topic “Europe +” – Added value of the European Union.

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“Re-Animate Europe”: launch of third round of International Comic Competition

Twice already, in 2013 and 2015, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom organised the International Comic Competition “Animate Europe”.


We’re thrilled to announce that “Animate Europe” will be running for a third round, starting now!

This time, we’re looking for your creative ideas to „Re-Animate Europe“!

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“Animate Europe” now available online and as hardcover book

In 2013, the Brussels office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has organised for the first time the International Comics Competition „Animate Europe“. The idea for the comics competition was developed by the Brussels office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in response to the call by the German Federal Foreign Office to break new ground in the communication on Europe. “We were looking for a new narrative for Europe,” says Hans H. Stein, Director of the Brussels Office. “We called on artists all over the world to tell us their story of Europe’s past, present or future in a graphic short story. Make Europe come to life – Animate Europe!” They sent in stories of myths, dreams, but also reality. The contributions are as different and fascinating in idea, style and shape as is Europe.

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