« 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

Coronavirus. “The world afterwards” a concept enshrined over time by Franck Biancheri in 2010

It’s the assertion that the world after the crisis, globalized but fragmented between rival blocs, interconnected, densly populated, subject to growing dangers coming into focus, climate risks, health risks, etc…, cannot be managed like the world was in previous centuries. It’s not so much the ennemies who are the twenty-first century threats, but the common …

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Franck Biancheri, figure of European construction, famous man from the city of Nice, together with Simone Veil

    In a publication dated 12 March 2020, Ces villes françaises tournées vers l’Europe, the website Toute l’Europe, the reference site on European issues in France, presents an overview of French municipalities that are “a little more European than the others”. Among these is the city of Nice, which, we quote: “has acquired its …

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[:en]Happy birthday Franck! [:fr]Joyeux anniversaire Franck![:]

[:en]March 11th, a new birthday, Franck would have been 59 years old, a new year, but not just any year: 2020! 2020, his first organisation, AEGEE, celebrates its 35th anniversary! 2020, following in the footsteps of IDE and Newropeans, the very first trans-European political parties and movements, a member from such a structure, Volt, sits …

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[:en]Special Franck Biancheri Birthday: coronavirus, focus on networking[:fr]Spécial anniversaire Franck Biancheri: coronavirus, focus sur le travail en réseau[:]

[:en]We see it, teleworking, teleconferencing, networking are taking off. Coronavirus is forcing us to invent new ways of working, of debating and exchanging information, as it brings transport to a halt and forces us to remain confined to our homes behind our computers so as not to contaminate others. Even our institutions are doing this, …

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[:en]The strength of a network is judged at the information level of the weakest link,[:fr]On juge de la force d’un réseau au niveau d’information du maillon le plus faible,[:]

[:en] or more precisely the link furthest from the centre of the network. … This organization has the advantage of being inexpensive and extremely reactive, adapted to a society in constant motion. This model is already common among the younger generations in Europe, particularly thanks to the Internet. In “Valorisation de l’intelligence humaine, Perspective et …

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24 Europeans socio-economic proposals: A Common European Solidarity – Newropeans 2007

“The economy has been used successfully as the driver of integration by the EU governments. But today, many citizens feel that economic processes are out of reach, that the political has vanished in the face of a technocratic and intransparent management on the EU level, often pushing ideological choices in the name of European common …

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NATO, gone with the wind … of history! (2008)

French President Emmanuel Macron is neither the first nor the only one to question the usefulness of NATO, even if his words have  frightened the French media (professional propagandists in the pay of whom one wonders!). This question has been a recurring one for several years. After Afghanistan, the situation is getting bogged down with …

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