EUROPA 2006 - Immigrant integration seen by children SI

EUROPA 2006 - Immigrant integration seen by children

Romfilatelia, the company specialized in issuing and trading Romanian postage stamps, releases under the title Europa 2006, the postage stamp issue Immigrant integration seen by children. This issue is a national and international event, highly important for both for the philatelists of all ages and for the general public due to the extremely diversified thematic. Please note that the EUROPA theme is established each year by POSTEUROP. Under this title, the subject is approached by each member state of the body, taking into account the national specificity. The postage stamps around this theme, issued by each separate country, will participate in an important international competition.

Nowadays, the immigration phenomenon, namely a citizen’s abandon of his country to temporarily or definitively establish in some other country, where he is considered to be an immigrant, has gained international amplitude. This phenomenon is mainly generated by wars, political persecutions or poor economic conditions of certain countries. During the last ten years, the number of immigrants in Romania also increased dramatically, now reaching several thousands. Thus, our country felt the need to enact a normative act settling the regime of foreigners, their entrance, stay, rights and obligations.

In 2001, a Special Program was approved for the social and professional integration of foreigners who acquired the status of refugee in Romania. The social and professional integration involves the application of some measures with regard to: cultural habituation, learning the Romanian language, the access to the national education system of Romania, the access to the social security system, the free access on the workforce market and to the social security system, the accommodation right. 

The drawings that appear on the postage stamps of the issue were drawn by refugee children inside the program “Refugee children integration into the Romanian society”, and were generously placed at our disposal by the organization called “Save the Children Romania”.

Technical Details

Issue Date: 04.05.2006
Process: Offset
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: Stamp size: 48 x 33 mm, Block size: 116 x 86 mm
Values: 2.10L, 3.10L