« 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

Official launch of the Franck Biancheri Award 2017: win 2,500 euros!Lancement officiel du Franck Biancheri Award 2017: remportez 2500€!

Invent a programme to discover and discuss the core-ideas of AEGEE-Europe’s founder

Be creative and get a chance to win 2,500 euros: apply now!

Each year, the Franck Biancheri Award allocates 2,500 euros to the AEGEE-antenna with the most creative programme of Franck Biancheri-related activities. Be this antenna in 2017!

The Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri (Friends of Franck Biancheri Association – AAFB) is an association created in the aftermath of Franck Biancheri’s death which aims at gathering, synthesizing, promoting, perpetuating and defending his work.

  • Franck Biancheri is the founder of AEGEE-Europe.
  • Under his presidency AEGEE-Europe played a key role in the adoption of the ERASMUS programme.
  • This taught Franck that citizens were instrumental in the success of the European construction.
  • Therefore he spent the rest of his life advocating the need to democratize European decision-making processes and general functioning.
  • Unfortunately he passed away in 2012 at the early age of 51, too young to see his dream come true.

The Franck Biancheri Award was created in 2013 by the organisation now gathering his “Friends” (Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri) in order to encourage you to discover and discuss his ideas…

because it belongs to us to take up the torch he lit up.

AAFB and AEGEE-Europe launched a sustainable project aimed at reminding what AEGEE owes Franck with a view to help build on this grand heritage. This is where the “Franck Biancheri Award” – granted each year to various AEGEE antennae – was born.

Logo-FBAward_2016_Cluj 2FBAward 2016 in Cluj-Napoca: In 2016, the Franck Biancheri Award was granted to AEGEE Cluj-Napoca and the YourVisionForEurope team which organized a most valuable conference on the theme “Borderless Europe: Blessing or Burden?” in Cluj-Napoca.

FBAward 2017 in… your antenna?

The Franck Biancheri Award in 2017 – One quote and a set of keywords for your inspiration:

Democratization, Social Europe, Common Tax System, Political Union, European Citizens, Political Anticipatio

  1. Get familiar with his work (innumerable writings on the subject, many organisations he founded and ran (think-tanks, citizen organisations, political parties, etc…), countless innovative projects (congresses, websites, debate marathons, online elections, etc…)
  2. Build a creative programme of Franck Biancheri-related activities for your antenna in 2017
  3. And get 2,500 euros to conduct that programme!

Let’s see how Franck Biancheri’s ideas can serve Europe’s challenges in 2017…

Be creative and get a chance to win 2,500 euros: apply now!


Download full open call here: Open-Call-FBA-2017

Proposals may be sent before the 13rd of November 2016 to

info@franck-biancheri.eu or headoffice@aegee.org


Concevez un programme pour découvrir et discuter des idées centrales du fondateur d’AEGEE-Europe 

Soyez créatifs et tentez de gagner 2500 euros: n’attendez plus, postulez!

Chaque année, le Franck Biancheri Award décerne une enveloppe de 2500 euros à l’antenne AEGEE qui propose le programme le plus créatif, en lien avec les activités de Franck Biancheri. Soyez cette antenne en 2017!

L’Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri est une association créée à la suite du décès de Franck Biancheri, qui a pour objectifs de rassembler, synthétiser, promouvoir, perpétuer et défendre son travail.

  • Franck Biancheri est le fondateur d’AEGEE-Europe.
  • Sous sa présidence, AEGEE-Europe a joué un rôle fondamental dans l’adoption du programme ERASMUS.
  • Par cette action, Franck Biancheri s’est rendu compte du rôle determinant des citoyens dans le succès de la construction Européenne.
  • Ainsi, il a passé le reste de sa vie à défendre le besoin de démocratisation du processus de décision Européen et de son fonctionnement général. 
  • Malheureusement, il est décédé en 2012, au jeune âge de 51 ans, trop tôt pour voir son rêve devenir réalité.

Le Franck Biancheri Award fût crée en 2013 par l’organisation qui rassemble aujourd’hui ses “Amis” (Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri) et qui a pour but de vous encourager à découvrir et discuter de ses idées.

… Parcequ’il nous appartient, à vous comme à nous, de saisir le flambeau.

AAFB et AEGEE-Europe ont lancé ce projet durable, qui vise à remémorer ce qu’AEGEE doit à Franck, en vue de continuer à construire sur ce grand héritage qu’il nous a laissé. C’est ainsi que le “Franck Biancheri Award” – décerné chaque année à diverses antennes AEGEE– est né.

Logo-FBAward_2016_Cluj 2Le FBAward 2016 à Cluj-Napoca: En 2016, le Franck Biancheri Award a été attribué à AEGEE-Cluj-Napoca et  à l’équipe YourVisionForEurope qui ont organisé une conférence à forte valeur ajoutée sur le thème de “l’Europe sans frontière: bénédiction ou fardeau?” à Cluj-Napoca.

Le FBAward 2017 dans… votre antenne?

Le Franck Biancheri Award en 2017 – Une citation et une liste de mots-clés pour stimuler votre inspiration:

Démocratisation, Europe Social, Système de Taxation Commun, Union Politique, Citoyens Européens, Anticipation Politique

  1. Familiarisez vous avec son travail (innombrables écrits sur le sujet, beaucoup d’organisations qu’il a créées et gérées (think-tanks, organisations citoyennes, partis politiques, etc…), innombrables projets innovants (congrès, sites web, débats marathons, élections en ligne, etc…)
  2. Construisez un programme créatif autour des activités de Franck Biancheri pour votre antenne en 2017.
  3. Et tentez de gagner 2500 euros pour conduire ce programme!

Voyons comment les idées de Franck Biancheri peuvent servir les challenges de l’Europe en 2017…

Soyez créatifs et tentez de gagner 2500 euros: postulez dès maintenant!


Télécharger l’appel à candidature complet (en anglais): Open-Call-FBA-2017

Les propositions doivent être envoyées avant le 13 Novembre 2016 à

info@franck-biancheri.eu ou headoffice@aegee.org