« 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

Moral Charter of the Friends of Franck Biancheri Association

The Association «Les Amis de Franck Biancheri» (AAFB) was created in tribute to Franck Biancheri, a politician and pro-European democrat who died on the 30th of October 2012 in Paris, at the age of 51.


The AAFB was initiated by Marie-Hélène Caillol (his companion and closest colleague), their daughter Carla, his friends and former road companions and also all those who identify themselves with the ideas and values defended by Franck Biancheri.


Through this charter, the members of the AAFB Association, whether their category be founder, supporter, donor, or honorific member, are committed to:


  • keep Franck Biancheri’s legacy alive, by developing and collectively feeling responsible to promote and faithfully protect his work;
  • continue Franck Biancheri’s battle for a Europe which would be democratic and promote peace within its own borders and beyond. Be a Europe open to the world, in line with trends, acting on its founding values and positively influencing the international stage; one which respectsdiversity – something which has received much praise within its integration project– and that calls itself independent and balanced, due to its strong international relations;
  • remain faithful to Franck Biancheri’s main principles of independence, righteousness, the freedom to think and act and not compromising on ideas and values;
  • resist and fight back any attempts of misappropriation and hijacking of Franck Biancheri’s image, name and projects in their own interest.

The membership to the AAFB Association requires the signing of this moral charter and the payment of an annual fee; the amount and payment terms are set by the board of the association and approved by the General Assembly. By signing this charter, you agree that your membership will automatically renew until you inform us to cancel. Once cancelled you will lose your membership status and all connected rights (including voting rights).


Current and future members of the Association of Friends of Franck Biancheri understand and agree with the terms of this Moral Charter.

not in his name

The image of Franck Biancheri has been used to circulate ideas opposed to his own. We have gathered in this section the elements that can be consulted in defense of his image and his work.

Franck Biancheri fonds hosted by the fjme

The Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe, in Lausanne, hostes since 2019 the archives of Franck Biancheri tracing all his associative and professional activity from 1984 to 2012.


The directory lists members of the first "Generation Europe" who crossed the path of Franck Biancheri in his research, education and activism activities. Their common history is a page of the European construction by the citizens.

Collective intelligence of the future” of the college of teachers. Every month, Cafés of the future question