« 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

AEGEE Cluj-Napoca’s spring event is taking shape with the support of the AAFB!L’évènement de printemps d’AEGEE Cluj-Napoca prend forme avec le soutien de l’AAFB!

Winner of the Franck Biancheri Award 2016, AEGEE Cluj-Napoca is working closely together with the representatives of Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri and the Your Vision for Europe Project in order to bring a 3-day long thematic conference to life.

This event will take place between 6-9 May in Cluj (Romania) and will address the following thematic:

Borderless Europe: Blessing or Burden?


Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the benefits and/or disadvantages of a Europe without borders during open space discussions with experts, workshops for better understanding the European project, getting to know the different narratives from inside and outside the European union and finally, to gather young people’s wishes and recommendations for the future of the European project!

Quick overview of the programme (futher information will come later on)

The First day of the conference would look at: Inside the European project:

  • The evolution of Schengen – and where it stands today
  • Europe: salad bowl or melting pot of nations?
  • The European project’s win and fail: ideology vs. economic interests

The Second day of the conference will take a look at Outside the European project:

  • Eastern partnership – opportunities and visa regulations
  • Balkans and Turkey: do they still want to belong to the European project?
  • Fortress Europe: who is an ‘outsider’?

During the event, a dedicated session will also be devoted to the commemoration of Franck Biancheri’s character and work on the democratization of European decision-making processes.

Marie-Hélène Caillol, President of the Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri will give a speech on the following panel discussion: “Utopian thinking and acting in 21st century Europe”  (detailed programme here)

Looking forward to many of you participating in an event that brings back the spirit of the first days of AEGEE, that questions the current status quo in Europe and offers a unique insight to understand Borderless Europe from a new perspective.

– Usefull links –

. Click on this link or go to AEGEE-Europe website to take a look at the programme.

. Any questions related to the event or willing to participate ? – please write to headoffice@aegee.org and/or yourvisionforeurope@aegee.org!

Vainqueur du Franck Biancheri Award 2016, AEGEE Cluj-Napoca travaille conjointement avec les représentants de l’Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri et les membres du projet Your Vision for Europe pour mettre en œuvre une conférence thématique de 3 jours.

Cet évènement se déroulera entre le 6 et le 9 Mai à Cluj (Roumanie) et traitera de la thématique suivante :

Europe sans frontières: Aubaine ou Fardeau?

Les participants auront la possibilité de discuter des bénéfices et/ou inconvénients d’une Europe sans frontières au cours de discussions ouvertes avec des experts, d’ateliers de travail pour mieux comprendre le projet Européen, de moments d’échanges pour connaître les discours en provenance de l’intérieur et de l’extérieur de l’Union Européenne et, enfin, cette conférence sera l’occasion de recueillir les souhaits et recommandations de jeunes gens pour le futur du Projet Européen.

Coup d’œil rapide sur le programme de l’évènement (plus d’informations seront communiquées ultérieurement)

. Le Premier jour de la conférence sera dédié à : l’intérieur du projet Européen

  • L’évolution de Schengen – et où se situe t-il aujourd’hui ?
  • Europe: saladier ou melting pot de nations ?
  • Les victoires et échecs du Projet Européen : idéologie vs. Intérêts économiques

. Le Deuxième Jour de la conférence sera consacré à : l’extérieur du Projet

  • Partenariat à l’Est  – opportunités et régulations des visas
  • Balkans et Turquie: souhaitent-ils toujours faire partie du projet Européen ?
  • Europe forteresse: Qui est ‘outsider’?

Pendant l’évènement, une session particulière sera consacrée à la commémoration de Franck Biancheri, au personnage politique et à son travail sur la démocratisation des processus de décision Européens.

Marie-Hélène Caillol, Présidente de l’Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri donnera un discours lors de la réunion-débat sur le thème de : « Pensée utopique et agissement dans l’Europe du 21ème siècle » (programme détaillé ici)

Nous espérons que nombreux d’entre vous seront ceux qui pourront prendre part à cet évènement, qui ramène pleinement l’esprit des premiers jours d’AEGEE, qui questionne les status quo actuels en Europe et offre ainsi une vision unique pour mieux comprendre l’Europe sans Frontière depuis une nouvelle perspective.

– Liens utiles –

. Cliquer ici ou visiter le site d’AEGEE-Europe pour découvrir le programme.

. Pour toutes questions sur l’évènement ou pour confirmer votre participation, écrivez à headoffice@aegee.org et/ou yourvisionforeurope@aegee.org!