EU superhero, Captain Euro®, being relaunched to respond to the rise of Euroscepticism, and keep Europe united with a strong identity!
New stories include Captain Euro® dealing with global issues and politicians including Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, Matteo Renzi, new European Commission President Juncker, Vladimir Putin and David Cameron, among others.
LONDON 19TH NOVEMBER 2014
Captain Euro® is the controversial superhero mascot of Europe that became an instant media sensation in the 1990s. He was the first cartoon superhero representing the European Union, and is being relaunched today with a brand new website, new stories, cartoon strips, vignettes, podcasts, and much, much more! Captain Euro®, whether you love him or hate him, has never stopped receiving global media attention, and his character and storylines have been updated to reflect the present state of globalisation and the needs of a modern EU. To reach, entertain and inform as wide an audience as possible, Captain Euro’s stories and vignettes will also be translated into different European languages.
Europe’s recent rise of Euroscepticism, and the lack of a strong and clear EU brand have shown the critical need to bring Europe closer to its citizens. Captain Euro® is being relaunched as part of the BRAND EU® Centre, the new independent initiative to develop a strong brand and identity for the people of the European Union. Managed by global business strategy think tank Gold Mercury International, the joint mission of the BRAND EU® Centre and their trusty protector Captain Euro® – is to assist in the creation of a powerful EU BRAND identity that connects with citizens and the rest of the world.
1990S ORIGINAL LAUNCH – AN INSTANT MEDIA SENSATION
Captain Euro® was originally launched back in the 1990s to help launch the Euro, and solve Europe’s lack of clear identity. It created instant public impact, appearing on the cover of the Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, The Times, BBC, The Sun, CNN and news channels around the world. He was a divisive and exciting figure who is still talked about today!
“When we launched Captain Euro in 1990s to foster a European identity, it was an instant media success despite the lack of internet access at the time. Europe is a very different place now. Together we are one of the world’s strongest powers. Separately, we amount to far less in this newly globalised world, where size is everything. Armed with this knowledge, Captain Euro® will continue on his heroic mission to promote the values of a united EU which we all share: peace, solidarity and sustainability.”
– Nicolas De Santis, President of Gold Mercury International, and creator of Captain Euro.