« 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

AAFB Conference-debate: The end of Europe? Menton, March 18th, 2023

It is necessary to build the European Community, otherwise Europe will soon be culturally Americanized, politically Finlandized and technologically Japaneseized (Franck Biancheri, EGEE I, 1984)

Thirty years ago, Franck Biancheri had predicted it: without citizens associated to the understanding of the stakes, to the production of the vision and to the orientation of the decisions, Europe (as the Community) would inexorably become a totalitarian technocracy reigning by the moralization of the decisions and the manufacture of enemies (the Ottoman empire of Ismael Kadare or of Kafka) What a beautiful History would have, on the contrary, told a democratic EU?… Eternal regrets.



As part of the 10th anniversary of the death of Frank AAFB in partnership with the City of Menton organizes a conference-debate on Saturday, March 18th, 2023 in Menton entitled:

The end of Europe? Inflation, energy crisis, border war … what Franck Biancheri the Mentonnais (1961-2012) would say today


To answer this question, several emblematic representatives of the Biancheri epic have been invited to listen to what people from a common path of European activism have to say today on this subject. These different points of view will be conducive to initiate the reflection and debate that interest us with the public of Mentonnais.


Short presentation of the conference-debate :


The end of Europe?
Inflation, energy crisis, border wars…
what Franck Biancheri from Menton (1961-2012) would say today

at the Palais de l’Europe (or at the municipal library)
Saturday, March 18, 2023 (between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm)


for an audience of Mentonnais, elected officials of Mentonnais, students of Sciences Po Menton, AAFB network, representatives of other organizations / institutions non-local partners (100 to 200 people). Followed by a cocktail.


Questions :
. Present: Is the EU at the end of the road?
. Past tense: If yes / if no, how did we get here?
. Future: How is Europe being transformed?
Format : Contradictory debate between various members of the European movement of Franck Biancheri and between speakers and participants


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