« 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

Marianne Ranke Cormier

Erasmus, Euro, Enlargement … Europe – RIP Jacques Delors the eurocitizen

  It was with great emotion that we learned of the death of Jacques Delors, to whom we would like to pay a special tribute since our paths, and those of Franck Biancheri in particular at the very begining of his European path, crossed in the course of European history.   In 1985, Jacques Delors …

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Happy New Year !

Dear friends,   This is the end of a geopolitically tumultuous year. A year that has seen a succession of wars in Ukraine, Israel, the Caucasus… and a resurgence of violence, including citizen violence (in France, the Czech Republic…). It’s a year that we kicked off by wondering whether inflation, the energy crisis, border wars… …

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Western geopolitics cracking at an accelerating pace – Juan Laborda (ElDiaro, 20/10/2023)

The war between Israel and Gaza is the umpteenth chess piece of the Western world on the geopolitical chessboard, equivalent to those already used, and mostly failed and broken, such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Ukraine…   It is absolutely disheartening to watch our democracies languish. It is especially sad and disheartening to see …

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Video Training: 60 minutes to understand political anticipation – Teaser

  For nearly 16 years, LEAP (Laboratoire Européen d’Anticipation Politique founded by Franck Biancheri), via its monthly publication GEAB (Global Europe Anticipation Bulletin), has been consciously practising anticipation and drawing lessons from it, resulting in a formalisation that has been steadily progressing since 2009. Today, we are proud to present a series of six 10-minutes …

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It’s time to move the UN headquarter from New-York to Geneva (2004)

Is it a proposal from an ‘angry European’, upset with Washington’s attitude towards the UN during the Iraq crisis ? Is it an idea from enemies of US influence on world affairs ? Is it a ‘French’ pervasive proposal, somehow elaborated together with Muslim terrorists (you never know with the French), aiming at fighting US …

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It’s time to bring down the “Paris Wall” (Franck Biancheri, 2005/ French)

Banlieues françaises : il est temps de faire tomber le « Mur de Paris » Franck Biancheri, 29/11/2005   Les banlieues sont bien entendu partout en France. Chaque grande ville a sa couronne de faubourgs, comme on les appelait autrefois. Et depuis une trentaine d’années, nombre de ces banlieues possèdent des quartiers qui se sont …

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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.

Special Edition: The end of Europe? Inflation, energy crisis, border war… Back to the conference of Menton March 18, 2023 (french)

European opinions for a debate with people of Menton- 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”

Happy New Year 2023 !

2003, Franck Biancheri was selected by the readers of Time Magazine as one of the 20 European heroes of the year 2003.
Twenty years later, be the heroes in this new year of 2023.
All our wishes for your dreams to come true and your loved ones.
Happy New Year!
The AAFB team