« 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

[video] NAEC-AIA seminar on the future of Europe – LEAP/AAFB/CitizensRoute/Euro-BRICS at the OECD[video] NAEC-AIA séminaire sur l’avenir de l’Europe – LEAP/AAFB/CitizensRoute/Euro-BRICS à l’OCDE

We wish to draw your attention to this video of a seminar on the future of Europe which took place on 16/01/2018 at the OECD.

We were the only outsiders in this meeting and asked to come in numbers. So we came with a delegation of 7, including Maria Ballesteros from the AEGEE Comité directeur, or Pedro Gebrim who comes indirectly from the Euro-BRICS network.

This gave us the opportunity to mention CitizensRoute-related ideas…

It’s a two-hour long video but you can go directly to some benchmarks : 00.50 to 01.00 (Marie-Hélène Caillol), 01.00 to 01.04 (Maria/AEGEE-Europe), 01.06 to 01.10 (Adrien/LEAP), 01.22 to 01.24 (Pedro Gebrim/Euro-BRICS) 01.44 to 01.49 (Marianne/CitizensRoute)…

Don’t miss Ron Gass’ mention of Franck Biancheri in his (long) introduction. Don’t miss also the main speaker’s (Sergio Arzeni, AIA/OECD) conclusion at the vey end.

Nous souhaitons attirer votre attention sur cette vidéo d’un séminaire sur l’avenir de l’Europe qui s’est tenu le 16/01/2018 à l’OCDE.

Nous étions les seuls invités extérieurs à cette réunion et nous avions été conviés en nombre. Nous sommes donc venus avec une délégation de 7 personnes, dont Maria Ballesteros du Comité directeur AEGEE-Europe, Pedro Gebrim du réseau Euro-BRICS.

Cela nous a donné l’occasion de mentionner des idées liées à CitizensRoute …

C’est une vidéo de deux heures mais vous pouvez aller directement à quelques repères: 00.50 à 01.00 (Marie-Hélène Caillol), 01.00 à 01.04 (Maria/AEGEE-Europe), 01.06 à 01.10 (Adrien/LEAP), 01.22 à 01.24 ( Pedro Gebrim/Euro-BRICS) 01.44 à 01.49 (Marianne/CitizensRoute) …

Ne manquez pas le passage sur Franck Biancheri mentionné par Ron Gass dans sa (longue) introduction. Ne manquez pas non plus la conclusion de l’intervenant principal (Sergio Arzeni, AIA / OCDE) à la fin du débat.