Danmark i EF og EU - plakater i 50 år


  • Line Fogh Sørensen Den Gamle By


EU, EF, Plakater


50 years of posters
In 2022 it is 50 years since the Danes voted for membership of the
EEC. The Danish Poster Mus eum in Den Gamle By marked this with a
special exhibition that could be seen throughout 2022. Strong feelings
have always been involved in the debate about membership
of the EEC and the EU. Both for and against. This has resulted in a
wealth of posters in the course of time. In 1972 it ended with a majority
of 63.4 per cent for membership of the EEC, which Danmark
officially joined on 1st January 1973. The defeat now led to a campaign
from The People’s Movement Against the EEC to get Denmark
In the direct elections to the European Parliament – for the first
time in 1979 – and referenda on changes in the Treaty, posters for
and against have taken up their usual spaces on the country’s lamp
posts. Each time the posters have tried to persuade the Danes to
vote either for or against ‘more EU’. Through the posters we get to
know about Denmark’s relationship with the EEC and the EU over
the years. The posters express humour, sarcasm, irony, fear, seriousness
as well as positive expectations.





Fogh Sørensen, L. (2023). Danmark i EF og EU - plakater i 50 år. Den Gamle By: Danmarks Købstadmuseum (Årbog), 88(88), 73–82. Hentet fra https://www.dengamlebyaarbog.dk/article/view/135882