« 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

LEAP president invited to head the jury of a pre-Y20 event in Shanghai (Euro-BRICS )La Présidente de LEAP invitée à présider le jury d’un évènement pré-Y20 à Shanghai (Euro-BRICS)

In the framework of LEAP’s Euro-BRICS project, its partner, the BRICS Center of Fudan University has invited Marie-Hélène Caillol as well as a dozen Euro-BRICS Youth Platform members to their 2016 edition of the “Youth Innovation Competition on Global Governance” (Shanghai, 25-29 July 2016).

This event accounts among the preparatory events of Y20 (Youth Forum of the upcoming G20 in Hangzhou, CN). It is a great honour for our Youth Platform members to have been invited to submit proposals and be selected to join the event. But it is an even greater honour for LEAP’s president, Marie-Hélène Caillol, to have been kindly asked to head the jury of the event.

The Euro-BRICS project Franck left us with is decidedly a visionary project that makes enough sense in today’s chaotically changing world to draw attention from very significant players…

Dans le cadre du projet Euro-BRICS de LEAP, le partenaire de LEAP (le Centre BRICS de l’Université de Fudan) a invité Marie-Hélène Caillol, ainsi qu’une douzaine de membres de la Plateforme Jeunesse Euro-BRICS, a leur édition 2016 de la “Compétition Innovation Jeunesse sur le thème de la Gouvernance Mondiale” (Shanghai, 25-29 Juillet 2016).

Cet évènement s’inscrit parmi les évènements préparatoires de l’Y20 (le Forum Jeunesse du G20, prévu prochainement à Hangzhou, CN). C’est un immense honneur pour les membres de la plateforme Jeunesse d’avoir été invités à soumettre leurs propositions et d’avoir été sélectionnés pour participer à cet évènement. Mais c’est un encore plus grand honneur pour Marie-Hélène Caillol de s’être vu proposer la fonction de Présidente du jury.

Le projet Euro-BRICS que Franck nous a laissé est décidemment un projet très visionnaire, qui fait suffisamment sens dans le monde chaotiquement changeant d’aujourd’hui pour attirer l’attention de joueurs très significatifs…