Nov. 1989: Proposals for a common European policy. It is a real political proposal in which he called on the leaders in Europe not to let themselves be overtaken by the historic event he represented and to anticipate all the consequences that the fall of the Wall would have for the future of Germany and Europe.
We present here a selection of the fundamental articles of Franck Biancheri. From AEGEE, in the times of its launch in 1985, to his last speech at the Agora of AEGEE in Enschede (NL) in May 2012. These papers present step by step his quest for what was the core fundament of his tireless work: “democratisation” (i.e. “a more democratic Europe”, “Reinventing Europe”, “euro-citizens”…)
The European Community is a judicial-political concept. Its origin day is known perfectly well, the day of the signing of the Treaty of Rome on March 25, 1957. Its geographical boundaries are also known by the metre, since its territory covers that of its member states.
2500 years ago, in this same place, our hosts of today, the Greeks, invented democracy, a system which was going to become one of the pillars of European culture. Today, in this same place, with this conference " Reinventing Europe "and the launching of the project Europe 2020 on internet, we are going to try to combine this democratic tradition with the process of European unification using this new continental Agora which the internet might become.
Europe 2009: How the European Union could end up in the hands of the post modern great grand sons of Hitler, Franco, Mussolini and Pétain (1998)
A scenario elaborated by Franck Biancheri, for Europe 2020, in November 1998. Extremism in Europe is the heir of a very old couple : on the one hand the culturally nurtured fear of 'The Other', 'L'autre', and on the other hand, the deadlock of political democratic processes. The Europeans praise themselves for being the ones shaping up a common political identity based upon the dual concepts of unity and diversity. But these two concepts have historically formed the core engine of both Europe's most astounding successes and failures.
Immigration, Civilisations, European Integration …, only one question matters: Do we want or not that the immigrants’ children become true Europeans? (2001)
Since WWII, almost all EU countries, one after the other, have discovered the issue of immigration, while for decades or centuries they were only emigration countries.
First 14, these proposals became 15 for the purpose of a marathon of conferences for European democracy between 2002 and 2003. These conferences allowed Franck Biancheri to meet and have discussions with more than 10,000 EU citizens in over 100 European cities on the topic “Where is Europe Going? Bring democracy to new frontiers in terms of size and diversity“. These later became the 16 proposals and the matrix of the Newropeans programme for the elections of 2009 and were translated into 20 European languages
On the eve of the next e-Tribune “Constitution and/or Democratization?”, organised by #CitizensRoute on December 6th, and to serve as foodforthought for the debates to…
In 2005, Franck Biancheri founded the first trans-European political party, the Newropeans, after a first experience in 1989 with IDE (Initiative pour une Démocratie Européenne). Immediately after, the party seized the 15 proposals submitted by Franck Biancheri in June 2002, in his book entitled "VISION Europe 2020: Reinventing Europe, 2005-2020".
March 20-26, 2006 – Release of major world crisis: « The end of the Western World we have known since 1945 » (GEAB Nr2 – February 16th, 2006)
We estimate to over 80% the probability that the week of March 20-26, 2006 will be the beginning of the most significant political crisis the world has known since the Fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, accompanied by an economic and financial crisis of a scope comparable with that of 1929.
Eurozone needs Economic Governance: Let’s transform the Greek tragedy into the first Eurozone epic! (2010)
Let’s transform the Greek tragedy into the first Eurozone epic! (22-03-2010) A tragedy requires the heroes to be aware that the gods are playing with…
2010-2020: The first half of the decade marked primarily by world geopolitical dislocation (World crisis – The Path to the World Afterwards, 2010)
In 2010, Franck Biancheri, in his book “World crisis – The Path to the World Afterwards” published by editions Anticipolis, wrote that the likely developments…
“Occupy the future of Europe” – The last message Franck Biancheri left for the students of AEGEE-Europe at the Agora in Enschede (NL), May 2012
At the request of AEGEE-EUROPE, Franck Biancheri presented his vision of Europe's evolution in the coming decade, and outline what could be a successful European students action regarding EU's future and the democratization of Euroland. At a time when both the European project and European youth are facing daunting challenges, the students of AEGEE-EUROPE are searching for inspiration and advice on how to conduct what they call a European (r)evolution.
Focus: the ECB is 25 years old! “Tomorrow the Euro” – From a Euro-currency to a Euro-citizenship (Franck Biancheri, 1997)
The move to a single currency is not only the most important economic challenge the European Union has taken on in its forty years of existence, but it is above all the most significant political challenge it has ever faced. ... The euro is only an instrument, neutral in itself. ... The euro era, after 2002, will no doubt be an era of rethinking and reconstruction of the non-monetary and economic part of the European edifice. ln order to construct a Europe that is more open, more transparent, more efficient and more democratic as PROMETHEUS-EUROPE would wish, it will have to be built on two solid props : the single market and the single currency.