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.