« 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 Meeting: Save the date, March 11th 2017, Franck’s BirthdateRencontre AAFB: 11 mars 2017 – Jour anniversaire de Franck

Invitation: Join us on Saturday 11th, March 2017, on Franck’s Birthdate.


AAFB General Assembly

14.00: Opening with a dedicated time in memoriam of Franck Biancheri (birthday anniversary)

14.15: AAFB General Assembly (open to members only – possibility to pay subscription fee at the entrance)

14.15: Reports of the Board  

–        Moral report, Marie-Hélène Caillol (quitus)

–        Financial report, Pierre-Marie Pagès (quitus)

–        Quitus

–        HQ change

–        juridical case

14.45: Reports of activities/projects of the AAFB
– Social networks / Website / Tribune, Marianne Ranke-Cormier

– FB Doc, Geta Grama
– FBA 2017 in Budapest, Victoire Baeyaert / Marteen de Groot

– Questionnaire « Youth and information practices », Sophie Berger / Victoire Baeyaert
– Open letter / petition « Give us the election we need to give the best of ourselves! », Victoire Baeyaert / Marie-Hélène Caillol

15.15: Reports of activities/projects of Franck Biancheri Networks / LEAP / Anticipolis
– Overview of the Franck Biancheri Network activities since 4 years: credibility, notoriety, influence… / Debate: our common actions and orientations till 2020 (taking into consideration the situation in Europe), Marie-Hélène Caillol

– LEAP Update on the projects and finance:

. Financial report, Pierre-Marie Pagès / Sophie Berger

. GEAB, Geta Grama

. Euro-BRICS, Marie-Hélène Caillol

. Agora Euroland Citizens, Antonis Tryantafyllakis

. Political Anticipation, Marie-Hélène Caillol

– Anticipolis: Where are we with publications? Pierre-Marie Pagès

– Presentation and debate on the role played by the Franck Biancheri Network in the launching and deployment of the ICAN Network (Change Agent Network, initiated by Adrian Taylor and Marie-Hélène Caillol last January 8), Marie-Hélène Caillol / Adrian Taylor

– Presentation and debate on the project: « Initiative for a citizen-based trans-European election ». Evaluation of the internet strategy we set up in September 2016: results and debate, Marie-Hélène Caillol / Régis Jamin

16.30: Break

17.00: Brainstorming session: « What trans-European election do we want/need? » (open to anyone)

In the framework of the launching of our project: « Initiative for a citizens-based trans-european election », the brainstorming which will follow our general Assembly will be opened to anyone who would be interested in participating and will provide a fertile ground for us to think about the type of live-test trans-European election we want/need to present in May-June in Louvain La Neuve:

. what do we elect ?

. following which rules ?

. based on what kind of tools ?

. in what goal ?

. with which articulation to institutional projects of the same nature ?

. etc…

… knowing that on March 22nd, we are invited to defend this project in Rome in the framework of the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.

21.00 : Cocktail

Save the dates (11 & 12/03/2017) and book your tickets and accomodation!

Contact: info@franck-biancheri.eu

Becoworking, 60 Rue de la Jonquière, 75017 Paris (metro stations: Brochant, Guy Môquet, or Porte de Clichy)

Accomodation: for those who might need a place to stay for the night, you can make a reservation in one of these 2 hotels (10 min walking from the conference room): Timhotel or Ibis Hotel.

Please confirm your attendance before February 24 

Register here: http://doodle.com/poll/nsphdhegfqxmrptt

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Invitation: Rejoignez-nous le samedi 11 mars 2017!

Le 11 mars prochain, jour précis de l’anniversaire de Franck et quatrième année d’existence de l’Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri, se tiendra la Rencontre annuelle des Amis de Franck à Paris, sur le modèle classique d’une Assemblée Générale (14.00-16.30) suivie d’une réunion plus ouverte dédiée cette fois à un brainstorming (17.00-21.30) sur “l’élection trans-européenne que pourraient organiser les citoyens eux-mêmes d’ici 1 an”.

14.00: Opening : In Memoriam Franck Biancheri (date anniversaire)

14.15: Assemblée Générale AAFB (reservée aux membres, possibilité de payer la cotisation à l’entrée)

14.15: Rapports du comité directeur  

–        Rapport moral, Marie-Hélène Caillol (quitus)

–        Rapport financier, Pierre-Marie Pagès (quitus)

–        Quitus

–        Changement de siège

–        Cas juridique

14.45: Rapports des activités/projets AAFB
– réseaux sociaux / Site web / Tribune, Marianne Ranke-Cormier

– FB Doc, Geta Grama
– FBA 2017 à Budapest, Victoire Baeyaert / Marteen de Groot

– Questionnaire « Pratiques d’information de la jeunesse européenne », Sophie Berger / Victoire Baeyaert
– Lettre ouverte / pétition « Donnez-nous l’élection don’t nous avons besoin pour donner le meilleur de nous-mêmes! », Victoire Baeyaert / Marie-Hélène Caillol

15.15: Rapports des activités/projets du Franck Biancheri Network / LEAP / Anticipolis
. Bilan de l’action des Réseaux Franck Biancheri depuis 4 ans : réalisations, crédibilité, notoriété, influence… sur la base d’indicateurs concrets. Débat: actions comunes et orientations d’ici 2020 (en prenant en considération la situation en Europe) Marie-Hélène Caillol

– LEAP Update sur les projets et finances:

. Rapport Financier, Pierre-Marie Pagès / Sophie Berger

. GEAB, Geta Grama

. Euro-BRICS, Marie-Hélène Caillol

. Agora des citoyens de l’euroland, Antonis Tryantafyllakis

. Anticipation Politique, Marie-Hélène Caillol

– Anticipolis: où en sommes-nous des publications? Pierre-Marie Pagès

– Présentation et débat sur le rôle joué par Réseaux Franck Biancheri dans le lancement et le déploiement du réseau ICAN (Change Agent Network, initié par Adrian Taylor et Marie-Hélène Caillol le 8 janvier), Marie-Hélène Caillol / Adrian Taylor

– Point sur la stratégie de recentrage de notre action sur internet : mise en oeuvre concrète depuis septembre 2016, pertinence, résultats & débat, Marie-Hélène Caillol / Régis Jamin

16.30: Pause

17.00: Brainstorming session: Dans le cadre de notre projet de lancement d’une “Initiative pour une élection trans-européenne citoyenne” ce brainstorming (17.00-21.30 / ouvert à toute personne invitée qui souhaitera s’y joindre) fournira l’occasion de réfléchir au type d’élection que nous allons proposer en avril-mai à Louvain la Neuve :
. qu’est-ce que nous élisons ?
. suivant quelles règles ?
. avec quels outils ?
. dans quel but ?
. pour quelle articulation avec les projets institutionnels de même nature ?
. etc…

…En sachant que nous avons été invités à défendre ce projet à Rome dans le cadre des célébrations du 60ème anniversaire du Traité de Rome

21.00 : Cocktail

Retenez la date (11 & 12/03/2017), réservez vos transports et vos hébergements!

Contact: info@franck-biancheri.eu

Salle de conférence: 
Becoworking, 60 Rue de la Jonquière, 75017 Paris (Métro: Brochant, Guy Môquet, ou Porte de Clichy)

Hotels à proximité: Si vous souhaitez réserver une chambre pour la nuit, nous vous conseillons ces deux hôtels qui se trouvent à moins de 10min à pied de la salle de conférence: Timhotel ou Ibis Hotel.

Merci de nous confirmer votre participation avant le 24 février.

Inscriptions: http://doodle.com/poll/nsphdhegfqxmrptt

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