« Antidemocratic and xenophobic forces of Europe have always been attracted by the European unity dream, the mystic of the imperial Rome»
(FB - 1998)
" Being a citizen is a voluntary act "
(FB - 2009)
"Thinking about the future only makes sense if it is aimed at improving one’s thinking about the present and about the trends at work"
(FB - 1998)
"The European project is not a dream, but a hope. It is rooted in rationality, which is not the case with dreams. We Europeans have seen our dreams end in nightmares too often not to be suspicious."
(FB - 2005)
"The strength of a network is judged at the information level of the weakest link, or more precisely the link furthest from the centre of the network."
(FB - 2004)
"Europe's destiny is escaping the two "Greats" and it will come knocking on the door of the Europeans."
(FB - 1989)
"The history of Europe is a bit like a multifaceted diamond. Everyone sees the same diamond... but no one sees exactly the same facets."
(FB - E-storia project, 2004)
"Let us dare the future as the founding fathers of Europe did"
(FB - "From EU to Euroland", 2001)
"The European citizenship can not be decreed. The European citizen can only be born..."
(FB - 1992)
"Every state is a minority in the EU. In any case, let’s not forget that if all our states went into building the EU it is because they all felt too small to face alone both their future and the rest of the world."
(FB - 2003)
"From a single (EU) Currency to a single (EU) Citizenship. The euro is only an instrument."
(FB - 1997)
"An empire is always providing platforms where conflicts and wars prolife­rate... an empire needs enemies, whilst a Community requires partners."
(FB - 1992)
"Europe’s history has taught us that dreams and nightmares are the two faces of the same coin"
(FB - “Europe is Peace” 2006)
"Everybody wants to have a successful enlargement whereas it is a successful enlarged EU which is important."
(FB - 2002)
"It is clear that the existing national political parties can not serve two masters: national and European."
(FB - IDE, 1989)
"It takes teamwork to make Europe move forward."
(FB - 2005)
"There is nothing like one European. The European is a team of Europeans... the only way we can imagine a European, it is a team of people from different countries, not a single man or woman."
(FB - Enschede (NL) 2012)
"On the horizon with a heaven of freedom and a land of responsibility, this is perhaps the soul of Europe."
(FB - 1992)
"The future challenge for the European project is not about Europe anymore, it is about the Europeans."
(FB - 2005)
"The more Brussels speaks English, the less Brussels understands the Europeans"
(FB - 2004)
"Occupy the Future of Europe!"
("What do YOU want as a future for AEGEE?" Franck Biancheri at the 2012 Agora in Enschede)
"To combine new technologies and democratic principles to succeed in the entry of European integration in the 21st century or e-democracy at the service of Euro-democracy"
(FB - EUSV, 2001)
"In the years 00 of the 21st century, democratization can only take place in the perspective of the democratic election of a European executive that remains to be invented."
(FB - EUSV, 2001)
"We must build the European Community, otherwise Europe will soon be culturally Americanised, politically Finlandised and technologically Japanised"
EGEE I, 1984

November, 8th 2014 – 4th Friends of Franck (AAFB) meeting in Brussels: Program8 Novembre 2014 – 4ème Rencontre des Amis de Franck (AAFB) à Bruxelles: Programme


Brussels, November 8, 2014

Aloft Hotel Brussels Schuman

Place Jean Rey · Brussels B-1040 · Belgium

The “Franck Biancheri Network,” Friends of Franck Biancheri will meet in a “mid-term meeting” on Saturday, November 8, from 9 to 13 hours around the follwing program:


9.00 – 9.30 Administrative reports of the AAFB

Moral report of the president, by Marie-Hélène Caillol

Report of the coordination, by Christel Hahn

Financial report (Marianne Ranke-Cormier) presented by Pierre-Marie Pagès

9.30 – 11.00 Reports of activities/projects of the AAFB

Franck Biancheri Year : Realisation and perspecitives, by Christel Hahn

30th anniversary of AEGEE: Which projects for AAFB ? by Léa Charlet

FB Doc: Where are we? by Geta Grama-Moldovan

Publications: Realisation and projects, by Pierre-Marie Pagès

Videos: Realisation and projects, by Marie Gutmann

Nucleus – AAFB at the heart of the Franck Biancheri network: New tools, structuring, by Léa Charlet

Proposed budget, (Marianne Ranke-Cormier) presented by Pierre-Marie Pagès

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00 Reports of activities/projects of the Franck Biancheri Network

LEAP – Towords a GEAB 2.0, by Geta Grama-Moldovan

LEAP – The Euroland project finally starts, byLéa Charlet

LEAP – The successes of Euro-BRICS, by Caroline Lubbers

Anticipolis – Realisation and projects, by Pierre-Marie Pagès

FEFAP – Strategy 2014-2015, by Jose-Maria Compagni-Morales and Victoire Baeyaert

IRPA – All hopes are justified, by Marie-Hélène Caillol and Martina Fried

Newropeans – Change, challenges, and hopeful lasting paths, by Pedro Simoes

Each presentation if followed by a short debate – Moderation by Veronique Swinkels

16.30 – 18.30 Public Event: “1989-2014 : From One Wall to Another

25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall: in 25 years Europe, that was born in 1989 failed to grow up, get out of his lab, transform this opportunity of independence, assume its responsibilities, stand resolutely in the world. We have a very sad way to celebrate one of the few positive events which history has bestowed on us: we are rebuilding this Wall. The first stones of the new Wall have already been set. There is no time to waste to remove them and pour the asphalt of the roads of an open future. Read more …

Guest speakers: Daniela Dahn, Georgeta Grama-Moldovan, Christel HahnEdouard Husson, José María Compagni Morales

Modération:  Veronique Swinkels

19.00: Reception of the “Franck Biancheri” Network


Rencontre à mi-parcours

Bruxelles, 8 novembre 2014 Aloft Hotel Brussels Schuman Place Jean Rey · Brussels B-1040 · Belgium
L’Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri se réunira en “rencontre à mi-parcours” le samedi 8 novembre de 9 à 13 heures autour du programme suivant :

Ordre du jour

9.00 – 9.30 Compte-rendu administratif de l’AAFB 

Rapport moral de la présidente, par Marie-Hélène Caillol

Rapport de la coordination, par Christel Hahn

Rapport financier (Marianne Ranke-Cormier) présenté par Pierre-Marie Pagès

9.30 – 11.00 Compte-rendu d’activité/projets de l’AAFB

Franck Biancheri Year : Réalisation et perspectives, par Christel Hahn

30ème anniversaire d’AEGEE : Quels projets pour l’AAFB ? par Léa Charlet

FB Doc : Où en sommes-nous ? par Geta Grama-Moldovan

Publications : Réalisations et projets, par Pierre-Marie Pagès

Vidéos : Réalisations et projets, par Marie Gutmann

Nucleus – L’AAFB au cœur du Réseau Franck Biancheri : Nouveaux outils, structuration, par Léa Charlet

Proposition de budget, (Marianne Ranke-Cormier) présenté par Pierre-Marie Pagès

11.00 – 11.30 Pause-café 11.30 – 13.00 Compte-rendu d’activité/projets du Réseau Franck Biancheri

LEAP – Vers un GEAB 2.0, par Geta Grama-Moldovan

LEAP – Le projet Euroland démarre enfin, par Léa Charlet

LEAP – Les succès d’Euro-BRICS, par Caroline Lubbers

Anticipolis – Réalisations et projets, par Pierre-Marie Pagès

FEFAP – Stratégie 2014-2015, par Jose-Maria Compagni-Morales et Victoire Baeyaert

IRPA – Tous les espoirs sont permis, par Marie-Hélène Caillol et Martina Fried

Newropeans – Du changement, des défis, des pistes porteuses d’espoir, par Pedro Simoes

Chaque présentation est suivie d’un petit débat – Modération par Véronique Swinkels

16.30 – 18.30 Événement public: “1989-2014 : D’un mur à l’autre”

25° anniversaire de la chute du Mur de Berlin: en 25 ans, l’Europe qui est née de 1989 n’a pas su devenir adulte, sortir de son laboratoire, transformer cette opportunité d’indépendance, assumer ses responsabilités, se tourner résolument vers le monde. Nous avons une bien triste manière de célébrer l’un des rares événements positifs dont l’Histoire nous a gratifiés: nous sommes en train de reconstruire ce Mur. Les premières pierres du nouveau Mur ont déjà été posées. Il n’y a pas de temps à perdre pour les retirer et couler l’asphalte des routes d’un avenir ouvert. Lire la suite…

Intervenants: Daniela Dahn, Georgeta Grama-Moldovan, Christel HahnEdouard Husson, José María Compagni Morales

Modération:  Veronique Swinkels

19.00 Réception du réseau “Franck Biancheri”