« 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

Marianne Ranke Cormier

Focus: the ECB is 25 years old! “Tomorrow the Euro” – From a Euro-currency to a Euro-citizenship (Franck Biancheri, 1997)

The move to a single currency is not only the most important economic challenge the European Union has taken on in its forty years of existence, but it is above all the most significant political challenge it has ever faced. … The euro is only an instrument, neutral in itself. … The euro era, after 2002, will no doubt be an era of rethinking and reconstruction of the non-monetary and economic part of the European edifice. ln order to construct a Europe that is more open, more transparent, more efficient and more democratic as PROMETHEUS-EUROPE would wish, it will have to be built on two solid props : the single market and the single currency.

Special Edition: The end of Europe? Inflation, energy crisis, border war… Back to the conference of Menton March 18, 2023 (french)

European opinions for a debate with people of Menton- As part of the 10th anniversary of the death of Frank AAFB, in partnership with the City of Menton, organizes a conference-debate on Saturday, March 18th, 2023 in Menton entitled:
“The end of Europe? Inflation, energy crisis, border war … what Franck Biancheri the Mentonnais (1961-2012) would say today”

Happy New Year 2023 !

2003, Franck Biancheri was selected by the readers of Time Magazine as one of the 20 European heroes of the year 2003.
Twenty years later, be the heroes in this new year of 2023.
All our wishes for your dreams to come true and your loved ones.
Happy New Year!
The AAFB team

October 30th 2012 – October 30th 2022: Franck Biancheri’s 10th anniversary – Some people leave deeper traces

“Time passes and erases… Some people leave deeper traces.” Today, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of Franck Biancheri. He was 51 years old and had moved heaven and earth to bring the European Olympus closer to the mortals, convinced that without this the European construction was threatened with serious drifts… We publish here a few lines in his memory written by some of his fellow friends.

Welcome to the website dedicated to Franck Biancheri

October 30, 2012, Franck Biancheri died of a long illness at the age of 51, leaving behind him an immense work of European political scientist, not only as a thinker, researcher and poser of ideas and methods -such as that of political anticipation in particular- with “Europe”, or more exactly the “Europeans” at the heart … but also as an actor with the multiplicity of new projects initiated under his impetus… We let you discover here his career, all his initiatives and also some of the fundamentals of his work.

LEAP2040 Event ! UNESCO Futures Literacy Summit: Business School of the future – 11/12/2020 at 6.00 pm

LEAP2040 and  INSEEC will hold their next “Café du Futur” meeting in the famous frame of the Futures Literacy Summit of the UNESCO on the topic: “Business School 2030 – The world is changing, Business Schools are adapting”

NSEEC-Futur is a project of “collective intelligence of the future” of the teachers’ college. Every month, the Cafés du futur question the future: societal transformations, impact on education, the need to adapt, recommendations, etc…

It is to one of these Cafés that we invite you. As part of an exercise in collective intelligence to reinvent the specific missions of business schools, we invite you to help us better understand the major axes of economic transformation, to reflect on the added value of human beings in these new economic models, to play at proposing an “ideal program” for business schools by 2030.

Franck Biancheri: Tribute to the genius of a European generation – Preface to the Euro-Citizens Directory 2020

In the twilight of a chapter of European history and at the dawn of a new one, this year 2020 now common to all textbooks on the History of Europe (and the world), Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri (created after his death in 2012) wished to compile and hand over this directory of the …

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EURO-CITIZENS DIRECTORY 2020 – Video of the Handover Ceremony to Fondation Jean Monnet pour l’Europe (0ct. 22nd, 2020)

Want to relive these historic moments of the handing over of the directory to the Fondation Jean Monnet pour l’Europe, the moment you enter European History into the Franck Biancheri fonds as living memory of his works? Here is the video montage of this very moving event organised by the Franck Biancheri Heritage Community.   …

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