« 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

#CitizensRoute – First e-Café Debate: Looking at the Catalan crisis from a European angle – 6th November 2017#CitizensRoute – Premier e-café débat: Regarder la crise catalane sous un angle européen – 6 novembre 2017

[divider]The #CitizensRoute initiates its first e-Café debate!

You are cordially invited to join us for an online public debate on

Monday, November 6th at 18.00[divider]

The objective is to mobilise the organisational and political network of partners on burning issues, to create a dynamic debate around the #CitizensRoute !

Topic and format

“Looking at the Catalan crisis from a European angle”

The debate about who is wrong and who is right, who is the kind and who is villain in this Spanish-Catalan crisis, is inept. Looking at this crisis from a European angle enables to finally tackle the major issue of the articulation between the different levels of the European political and institutional architecture. This debate must start from the European citizens, within whom these different identities (local, regional, national and European…) cross each other, and who are in danger if these different identities start conflicting with one another.

Language : English and French (participants will be able to express themselves in English or French, a live-translation will be provided after each intervention.)
Date : 06/11/2017, 18h-19h
Format: Online platform (Link access will be communicated asap)

One hour open debate, with our special guests:

  • Max Vives-Fierro i Planas (Executive Director at Fundació Catalunya Europa)
  • Adrian Taylor (iCAN Change Agents Network)
  • Yves Gernigon (EFP)
  • Giorgio Clarotti (EC/UEF Union of European Federalists)

Register here by writing down your e-mail: https://doodle.com/poll/kge7m5n2qg2w6tmz – you will receive a special invitation to join our platform for the debate.

Coordination and more information @ victoire@eucitizenprocess.net


[divider]La #CitizensRoute lance ses premiers e-café débats!

vous êtes cordialement invités à rejoindre notre plateforme en ligne pour un débat public le

Lundi 6 novembre 2017 à 18h00[divider]

L’objectif est de mobiliser le réseau organisationnel et politique des partenaires sur des sujets brûlants, pour créer un débat dynamique autour de la #CitizensRoute!

Sujet et format

“Regarder la crise catalane sous un angle européen”

Le débat consistant à savoir qui a tort et qui a raison, qui est le gentil et qui est le méchant, dans cette crise hispano-catalane, est donc inepte. Regarder cette crise sous un angle européen permet enfin d’aborder la question majeure de l’articulation entre les différents niveaux de l’architecture politique et institutionnelle européenne. Ce débat doit commencer par les citoyens européens, ceux-là mêmes chez qui se croisent ces différentes identités (locales, régionales, nationales et européennes…), et qui sont en danger si ces dernières entrent en concurrence.”

Langue: anglais et français (les participants pourront s’exprimer en anglais ou en français, une traduction en direct sera fournie après chaque intervention.)
Date: 06/11/2017, 18h-19h
Format: Plateforme en ligne (l’accès au lien sera communiqué dès que possible)

Une heure de débat ouvert, avec nos invités:

  • Max Vives-Fierro i Planas (Directeur exécutif de la Fundació Catalunya Europa)
  • Adrian Taylor (Réseau des agents de changement d’iCAN)
  • Yves Gernigon (EFP)
  • Giorgio Clarotti (CE/UEF Union des fédéralistes européens)

Inscrivez-vous ici en indiquant votre courriel: https://doodle.com/poll/kge7m5n2qg2w6tmz
vous recevrez une invitation spéciale pour rejoindre notre plateforme pour le débat.

Coordination et plus d’informations @ victoire@eucitizenprocess.net