« 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

FBA 2016/ First outcome of the conference “Borderless Europe: Blessing or Burden?” held in Cluj (6-9 May)FBA2016 / Premiers résultats de la conférence “Europe sans frontières: Bénédiction ou Fardeau?”, tenue à Cluj (6-9 mai)


The Borderless Europe: Blessing or Burden? conference was held in Cluj-Napoca, in the heart of Transylvania, between 6th and 9th of May, gathering together around 60 young students from all over Europe as well as senior experts & members from the Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri: Marie-Hélène Caillol – President of the AAFB / Marianne Ranke-Cormier – President of Newropeans / Geta Grama-Moldovan – Administrative director of the GEAB.

The event took place place in the framework of the Franck Biancheri Award 2016 and was the result of an active cooperation between AEGEE Cluj-Napoca, AEGEE-Europe, Your vision for EUrope project and with the large contribution of the Association des Amis de Franck Bancheri.


The Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri is glad to share the first outcome of this conference (article to be read here) and will soon come back to you with a video tracing the best moments of the Cluj-Napoca’s conference.

Stay tuned to find out more!

GroupeLa conférence “Europe sans frontières: Bénédiction ou Fardeau?” s’est déroulée à Cluj-Napoca, en plein cœur de la Transylvanie, entre les 6 et 9 mai, rassemblant pour l’occasion 60 jeunes étudiants des quatre coins d’Europe, ainsi que des experts “seniors”, membres de l’Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri: Marie-Hélène Caillol – Présidente de l’AAFB / Marianne Ranke-Cormier – Présidente de Newropeans / Geta Grama-Moldovan – Directrice Administrative du GEAB).

L’évènement, qui s’inscrit dans le cadre du Franck Biancheri Award 2016, est le fruit d’une active collaboration entre AEGEE Cluj-Napoca, AEGEE-Europe, le projet “Your vision for EUrope” et a vu le jour grâce à la large contribution apportée par l’Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri.


L’Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri est ainsi heureuse de partager avec vous les premiers résultats de la conférence (article à lire ici, en anglais) et reviendra vers vous très prochainement avec une vidéo retraçant les meilleurs moments de la conférence tenue à Cluj-Napoca.

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