Animate Europe International Comic Competition 2019

Award ceremony, exhibition and reception

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 18.30-21.30

Venue: Belgian Comic Strip Center, Rue des Sables, 1000 Brussels

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About the event

The overwhelming success of our “Animate Europe” competition proves that artists have fascinating visions to share. In form of comic books, exhibitions and via the world wide web, our comics travel through Europe and overseas. They spark discussions and inspire people to get involved with Europe. In 2019, we launched a fourth “Animate Europe” competition round to get to know even more exciting stories. This year’s topic is "Animate Europe +" the "added value of the European Union". We were overwhelmed by the number of entries we received from 27 countries! Find out what vision our five finalists, for a strong and vivid Europe”!

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18.30 Registration and welcome
19.00 Award ceremony
20.00 Reception/ atmospheric music by Sofie la Digue & the Blue Skies



Ferry Van Vosselen

Belgian Comic Strip Center



Anne Brasseur

Member of the Board of Directors
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
Former President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and former Minister of Education and Sports in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Mathieu Diez

Lyon BD Festival
Animate Europe Jury Member


Julie Tait                

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival
Animate Europe Jury Member



Thomas Ilka

Director European Dialogue
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom


April 30, 2019 at 6:30pm - 9pm
Belgian Comic Strip Center
rue de Sables/ Zandstraat 20
Brussels 1000
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