« 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 “LEAP Academy” and Euro-BRICS webinars on Political AnticipationLancement officiel de la “LEAP Academy” et des conférences Euro-BRICS en ligne sur l’Anticipation Politique

The AAFB is glad to share the program of activites of the LEAP Academy, and to inform you about the organization of a series of three online seminars on “Political Anticipation applied to the new multipolar global configuration challenges: the Euro-BRICS angle”.

The first session, primarly reserved for the Euro-BRICS members, was hold on the 15th of February 2016 and dealt with Political Anticipation – the methodological tool it used to recognise the future-bearing potential of the Euro-BRICS connection and on which both the Euro-BRICS project and LEAP itself are based. This first webinar, completely free, sounded like a great opportunity to get to know a wonderful tool for any aspiring politician, activist, government official and change maker…

The second webinar will take place on the 7th of March at 1pm (cet) on a dedicated webinar plateform and will this time build on the fruitful talks and discussions of the first seminar. For this second edition, LEAP is proud to announce that it got fabulous speakers out of its Advisory Board — experts on the multipolar world and on analysing its current and future direction. With Prof. Dr. Alexander Zhebit from Brazil and Prof. Dr. Irina Yargyna from Russia the participants will discuss challenges, risks and opportunities of the emerging multipolar world with regards to the global political turmoil we currently witness.

The AAFB will soon let you know about the program and thematics of the LEAP Academy’s third webinar : we will keep you posted!

Meanwhile, if you are interested in joining LEAP Academy’s 90-minutes talks and discussions, send an email to fabian.wager@leap2020.eu or vbaeyaert@leap2020.net. They will be glad to provide you with more information and they will try their best to integrate you into the group!

More information and full program here

L’AAFB est heureuse de partager le programme des activités de la LEAP Academy et de vous informer plus particulièrement de la tenue prochaine d’une série de trois séminaires en ligne sur le thème de “l’Anticipation Politique appliquée aux nouveaux défis de la configuration globale multipolaire: l’angle Euro-BRICS”.

La première session, réservée principalement aux membres Euro-BRICS, s’est déroulée le 15 février dernier et a traité du sujet de l’Anticipation Politique – l’outil méthodologique que LEAP a utilisé pour reconnaître le potentiel futur d’une connexion Euro-BRICS et sur  lequel à la fois le projet Euro-BRICS et LEAP lui-même se sont basés. Le premier séminaire, entièrement gratuit, fût l’occasion de découvrir un incroyable outils, fort utile à tout homme politique en quête d’inspiration, activiste, membre officiel de gouvernement et opérateur du changement…

Le second séminaire en ligne se tiendra le 7 mars sur une plateforme dédiée et construira cette fois-ci sur les fructueux échanges et discussions issus du premier séminaire. Pour cette seconde édition, LEAP est heureux d’annoncer la participation d’intervenants majeurs – distincts de son Directoire – , qui se présentent comme de véritables experts du monde multipolaire et de l’analyse de sa présente et future direction. En compagnie du Prof. Dr. Alexander Zhebit  (Brésil) et du Prof. Dr. Irina Yargyna (Russie), les participants discuteront des défis, risques et opportunités de l’émergent monde multipolaire dans le contexte d’agitation politique globale que nous connaissons actuellement.

L’AAFB se fera un plaisir de vous communiquer très prochainement le contenu du programme de la troisième séance en ligne de la LEAP Academy. Nous vous tiendrons informés!

Dans cette attente, si vous souhaitez prendre part aux sessions de discussions et de débats (d’une durée de 90min) de la LEAP Academy, n’hésitez pas à envoyer un email à fabian.wager@leap2020.eu ou vbaeyaert@leap2020.net. Ils seront ravis de vous apporter plus de détails et feront de leur mieux pour vous inscrire dans l’une des sessions en ligne!

Plus d’information et programme à consulter ici