« 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

A silent tear for Franck Biancheri (LEAP2020)Un moment de silence pour Franck Biancheri (LEAP2020)

Franck Biancheri was LEAP’s co-founder in 2005, Director of Research and Strategy until 2012 when he passed away, inventor of the method of political anticipation, and coordinator of the GEAB from 2006 to 2012. We dedicate this moment to him, on his birth anniversary.

Dear Franck,

We missed you for what would have been your 57th birthday. We know now that missing someone is not truly about how long it has been since we have seen them, or the time since we have talked. It is about those moments when we are doing something and wishing they were right there with us. But you taught us to be brave and always look forward, no matter what. We still miss your strength and guidance in our wills and actions. Failure and success kept you glowing and that glow still shows us the way. The way forward. And it always will…

Your friends, faithfully.


In September 2005, the LEAP Laboratory was founded by Franck Biancheri and Marie-Helene Caillol on an original method: “Political Anticipation”. Through its monthly publication, the GEAB (GlobalEurope Anticipation Bulletin) which is distributed by Editions Anticipolis, LEAP manages to reach out to tens of thousands of decision makers, academics, researchers and students. LEAP is financed only by the GEAB subscriptions. LEAP receives no other financing, public or private, international, European or national. This enables the GEAB analyses to be completely independent, a rare privilege amongst world think tanks and a guarantee of quality. Find out more about the Global Europe Anticipation Bulletin

Franck Biancheri est le co-fondateur de LEAP en 2005, il fut directeur des Etudes et de la Stratégie jusqu’en 2012 à sa mort, créateur de la méthode d’anticipation politique, et coordinateur du GEAB de 2006 à 2012. Nous lui dédions cette pensée en cette période anniversaire de sa naissance.

Cher Franck,

Tu nous as manqué pour ce qui aurait été ton 57ème anniversaire. Nous savons maintenant que manquer quelqu’un ne signifie pas le temps passé depuis que nous l’avons vu; ni le temps depuis que nous nous sommes parlés. Il s’agit de ces moments où nous faisons quelque chose et souhaitons qu’il soit à nos cotés. Mais tu nous as appris le courage et l’importance de regarder devant, quoi qu’il arrive. Ta force et ta direction nous manquent encore dans nos intentions et dans nos actions. L’échec et le succès t’ont fait briller et cette lumière brillante que tu avais nous montre toujours la voie. La voie à suivre. Toujours tout droit devant…

Tes amis, fidèlement.
En septembre 2005, le Laboratoire LEAP est fondé par Franck Biancheri et Marie-Hélène Caillol sur une méthode originale: «Anticipation politique». A travers sa publication mensuelle, le GEAB (GlobalEurope Anticipation Bulletin) distribué par les Editions Anticipolis, LEAP parvient à toucher des dizaines de milliers de décideurs, d’universitaires, de chercheurs et d’étudiants. LEAP est financé uniquement par les abonnements GEAB. LEAP ne reçoit aucun autre financement, public ou privé, international, européen ou national.
Cela permet aux analyses GEAB d’être complètement indépendantes, un privilège rare parmi les think tanks mondiaux et une garantie de qualité. En savoir plus sur le Global Europe Anticipation Bulletin