« 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

[:en]Event: Capitalizing youth empowerment! Action seminar 15th-22nd September 2019, Mollina, Spain[:fr]Evènement: Capitalizing youth empowerment! Action seminar 15th-22nd September 2019, Mollina, Spain (anglais)[:]

[:en]Four « Europe2040 » sessions on Youth Participation and Democracy by AEGEE & AAFB/LEAP – Special Franck Biancheri Award [dropcap]Y[/dropcap]outh is the group most concerned about the future and it is the group that has the highest potential for innovation. This seminar builds up on the years of focus on youth participation and democratization in …

[:en]Event: Capitalizing youth empowerment! Action seminar 15th-22nd September 2019, Mollina, Spain[:fr]Evènement: Capitalizing youth empowerment! Action seminar 15th-22nd September 2019, Mollina, Spain (anglais)[:] Read More »

From European Elections 2019 to Europe 2040: Making sure Europe’s nascent democracy serves the interests of the next generations. Joint declaration AEGEE-Europe, AAFB, LEAP2040

To the attention of our political & civil society leaders   The 2019 European Elections enter into history as the first signal of ownership of the European project by citizens.   The stop to falling turnout proves that the European election will no longer be a second-class vote. The presence of three trans-European parties in …

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[:en]The European project is not a dream, but a hope. It is rooted in rationality, which is not the case with dreams. (Franck Biancheri)[:fr]Le projet européen n’est pas un rêve, mais un espoir. Il est ancré dans le rationnel, ce qui n’est pas le cas du rêve. (Franck Biancheri)[:]

[:en] We Europeans have seen our dreams end in nightmares too often not to be suspicious. On the other hand, we hope that we can overcome the difficulties of our common future, without deluding ourselves of the difficulty of the task. in “Du « rêve américain » à l’ « espoir européen »” Franck Biancheri, …

[:en]The European project is not a dream, but a hope. It is rooted in rationality, which is not the case with dreams. (Franck Biancheri)[:fr]Le projet européen n’est pas un rêve, mais un espoir. Il est ancré dans le rationnel, ce qui n’est pas le cas du rêve. (Franck Biancheri)[:] Read More »

Closing a century of European civil Wars by Getting the Balkans into the EU…

[:en] … on July 28th 2014! by Franck Biancheri (2009) “If there is one possible enlargement, which directly fits with the original rationale of the European integration process started after World War II whose aim was to prevent European wars to come back, it definitely is the enlargement to the Balkans.” [divider] Related to the …

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28 élections pour 1 Parlement? Une reprise des propositions de Franck Biancheri, IDE et Newropeans

[:en](french) L’addition de “n” démocraties nationales ne fait pas “1” démocratie européenne. (Franck Biancheri, 1987) Le 4 juillet prochain, Ulrike Guérot, qui a bien connu Franck Biancheri sur son parcours, organise une conférence à Saarbrücken (Allemagne): “Realitätscheck Europawahl: 28 Wahlen für 1 Parlament?” (Retour sur les élections européennes: 28 élections pour 1 Parlement?), sous le …

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[:en]”Being a citizen is a voluntary act”. Franck Biancheri (2009)[:fr]”Etre citoyen est un acte bénévole”. Franck Biancheri (2009)[:]

[:en] No one will pay citizens for democracy … it’s a citizen’s effort, it’s a citizen’s contribution, because in the end it is the interest of the citizens to be able to control the power… Democracy if it is not the citizens who pay for it, nobody will pay for them… Europe on Track, AEGEE-Europe‘s …

[:en]”Being a citizen is a voluntary act”. Franck Biancheri (2009)[:fr]”Etre citoyen est un acte bénévole”. Franck Biancheri (2009)[:] Read More »

[:en]Little political comments from a Euro-Citizen (4): Democracy at stake, from Russia to the European constitution – Franck Biancheri (2004)[:fr]Petits commentaires politiques d’un euro-citoyen (4): La démocratie en jeu, de la Russie à la constitution européenne – Franck Biancheri (2004)[:]

[:en][divider] In March 2004 Putin was re-elected President of Russia for a second 4-years term. In September 2004 after the Beslan tragedy (1 st-3rd of September, school hostage massacre in Beslan, Russia, that ended with the death of at least 334 people, including 186 children) in the name of the fight against terrorism, Putin announced …

[:en]Little political comments from a Euro-Citizen (4): Democracy at stake, from Russia to the European constitution – Franck Biancheri (2004)[:fr]Petits commentaires politiques d’un euro-citoyen (4): La démocratie en jeu, de la Russie à la constitution européenne – Franck Biancheri (2004)[:] Read More »

[:en]The AAFB presenting the Europe2040 project at the AEGEE Spring Agora (Bucharest, Romania)[:fr]L’AAFB et le projet Europe2040 à l’Agora de printemps d’AEGEE (Bucarest, Roumanie)[:]

[:en][divider] As part of our partnership with AEGEE-Europe, we had the privilege of being invited to the Spring Agora in Bucarest of the European Student Association created by Franck Biancheri in 1985. On May 10, the President of the AAFB, Marie-Hélène Caillol, was able to present the Europe2040 project initiated by the two associations this …

[:en]The AAFB presenting the Europe2040 project at the AEGEE Spring Agora (Bucharest, Romania)[:fr]L’AAFB et le projet Europe2040 à l’Agora de printemps d’AEGEE (Bucarest, Roumanie)[:] Read More »

[:en]European election: With no illusion, let’s vote transnational![:fr]Européennes : Sans illusions, votons transnational ![:]

[:en] To be consistent with the fight for European democratization that we have led alongside Franck Biancheri and in the context of a European election with a first real trans-European political offer, this is not the time to vote for national parties. Lists filed 3 weeks before the election, complexity for new and smaller parties …

[:en]European election: With no illusion, let’s vote transnational![:fr]Européennes : Sans illusions, votons transnational ![:] Read More »