« 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]Newsletter 01/2019: From Europe 2020 to the horizon 2040[:fr]Newsletter 01/2019: D’Europe 2020 à l’horizon 2040[:]

[:en] EDITORIAL: Last December, the Franck Biancheri Award was presented to AEGEE-Angers for its congress project “Being Franck Biancheri in 2019 … imagining the 2040 horizon” to be held from 1st to 7th July 2019 in Angers, France. As part of its continuity, the think-tank LEAP2020 (created by Franck Biancheri, initially known as Europe2020, member …

[:en]Newsletter 01/2019: From Europe 2020 to the horizon 2040[:fr]Newsletter 01/2019: D’Europe 2020 à l’horizon 2040[:] Read More »

[:en]Marie-Hélène Caillol: my support for the European Finance-Climate Pact (Video)[:fr]Marie-Hélène Caillol: mon soutien au Pacte Finance Climat (Video)[:]

[:en]Marie-Hélène Caillol, president of AAFB and LEAP2020, was among the very first signatories of the European Finance-Climate Pact launched in 2017 by a collective of European citizens around Pierre Larrouturou and Jean Jouzel. On March 15th, 2018 she moderated a panel of high level politicians in the frame of the conference “Et si l’Europe décidait …

[:en]Marie-Hélène Caillol: my support for the European Finance-Climate Pact (Video)[:fr]Marie-Hélène Caillol: mon soutien au Pacte Finance Climat (Video)[:] Read More »

[:en]Save the date! July 1st to July 7th, 2019, Angers (France) – The one-week FBA event “Being Franck Biancheri in 2019… looking at 2040″[:fr]Save the date! Du 1er au 7 juillet, 2019, à Angers (France) – La semaine du FBA: “Dans la peau de Franck Biancheri en 2019… imaginant l’horizon 2040″”[:]

[:en]From July 1st to July 7th -2019, the local antenna AEGEE-Angers will organise in the frame of the Franck Biancheri Award a one-week event under the topic: “Being Franck Biancheri in 2019… looking at 2040. What 20-year-ahead project would Franck Biancheri lay down today?”. This event will take place in Angers, France. In the continuation …

[:en]Save the date! July 1st to July 7th, 2019, Angers (France) – The one-week FBA event “Being Franck Biancheri in 2019… looking at 2040″[:fr]Save the date! Du 1er au 7 juillet, 2019, à Angers (France) – La semaine du FBA: “Dans la peau de Franck Biancheri en 2019… imaginant l’horizon 2040″”[:] Read More »

[:en]”Without effective administration, i.e. suited to its environment and the demands of its time, the power of politicians is empty and democracy becomes a parody”[:fr]« Sans administration efficace, c’est-à-dire adaptée à son environnement et aux exigences de son temps, le pouvoir des politiques est vain et la démocratie devient une parodie »[:]

[:en]Franck Biancheri, 10/07/2000 – in “The EU from 2000 to 2020: Handling the transition”[:fr]Franck Biancheri, 10/07/2000 – dans « L’UE de 2000 vers 2020 : Gérer la transition »[:]

[:en]Franck Biancheri: ’How to run the EU in 2020 ?’ – Executive summary of the launch seminar in Paris (1999)[:fr]Franck Biancheri: ’Comment gérer l’UE en 2020 ?’ – note de synthèse du séminaire de Paris (1999)[:]

[:en] From July 1st to 7th, the AEGEE-Angers antenna is organising a week-long event on the theme “Being Franck Biancheri in 2019 … imagine the horizont 2040” (Franck Biancheri Award 2019). In the perspective of this event, but also in the general context of mistrust of peoples (sovereignism, yellow vests, brexit …) and disconnected and …

[:en]Franck Biancheri: ’How to run the EU in 2020 ?’ – Executive summary of the launch seminar in Paris (1999)[:fr]Franck Biancheri: ’Comment gérer l’UE en 2020 ?’ – note de synthèse du séminaire de Paris (1999)[:] Read More »

[:en]Newropeans and the global financial, economic and social crisis: Public Money should serve to ensure the future of all Europeans and not only the one of the financial elites[:fr]Newropeans face à la crise mondiale financière, économique et sociale: l’argent public doit servir à préparer l’avenir de tous les Européens, et pas seulement celui des élites financières.[:]

[:en]In anticipation of the crisis of the Euro and more particularly of the Greek crisis that in 2010 hit hard the EU (its institutions and leaders) but especially the Europeans, Franck Biancheri, president of Newropeans, pleaded for the establishment of a bailout not only banks but citizens in Europe. An investments plan that would be …

[:en]Newropeans and the global financial, economic and social crisis: Public Money should serve to ensure the future of all Europeans and not only the one of the financial elites[:fr]Newropeans face à la crise mondiale financière, économique et sociale: l’argent public doit servir à préparer l’avenir de tous les Européens, et pas seulement celui des élites financières.[:] Read More »

[:en]Political anticipation – LEAP’s change of horizon: from 2020-2040 [:fr]Anticipation politique – Le changement d’horizon de LEAP: de 2020 à 2040 [:]

[:en] GEAB 131 – 15/01/2019 Exactly twenty years ago, in 1999, under the leadership of Franck Biancheri, we launched Project Europe 2020[1] in Athens – a project to reinvent Europe along the lines of democratisation, efficiency, transparency, sustainability and connection to the world. A reinvention where citizens would not be spectators, but actors. It was …

[:en]Political anticipation – LEAP’s change of horizon: from 2020-2040 [:fr]Anticipation politique – Le changement d’horizon de LEAP: de 2020 à 2040 [:] Read More »

[:en]It’s time to bring down the “Paris Wall” (Franck Biancheri, 2005) – French[:fr]Il est temps de faire tomber le « Mur de Paris » – 65 millions de Français prisonniers des élites parisiennes (Franck Biancheri, 2005)[:]

[:en]With thirteen years ahead Franck Biancheri announced the Yellow Vests crisis. The problem [of the suburbs] thus also essentially rests on the revival of democracy, which requires the elites to respond to the expectations of citizens and the problems of society, while proposing to its citizens solutions that bring people together, respect the values of …

[:en]It’s time to bring down the “Paris Wall” (Franck Biancheri, 2005) – French[:fr]Il est temps de faire tomber le « Mur de Paris » – 65 millions de Français prisonniers des élites parisiennes (Franck Biancheri, 2005)[:] Read More »

Four or five years ago, people had questions about Europe; now they have opinions and wish to express them …Il y a encore 4 ou 5 ans, les gens avaient des questions à poser sur l’Europe ; désormais ils ont des opinions et souhaitent les exprimer…

… The Single Market, the Euro, enlargement, Turkey, the Iraq crisis … all these breaks (and that is what they represent for most citizens, whether in their daily lives or in their visions of the world) have considerably increased the degree of “European expertise” of our fellow citizens; and above all they gave them the …

Four or five years ago, people had questions about Europe; now they have opinions and wish to express them …Il y a encore 4 ou 5 ans, les gens avaient des questions à poser sur l’Europe ; désormais ils ont des opinions et souhaitent les exprimer… Read More »

The Friends of Franck Biancheri wish you a happy new year 2019!Les Amis de Franck Biancheri vous souhaitent une bonne année 2019!

Franck Biancheri at the Evry Congress in May 1989 for the launch of the European campaign of IDE, Initiative for a European Democracy, the first trans-European political party to successfully present trans-European lists and a program in Spain, France and the Netherlands.  It’s only 30 years later, with other means (internet, mobile, social networks, crowdfunding …

The Friends of Franck Biancheri wish you a happy new year 2019!Les Amis de Franck Biancheri vous souhaitent une bonne année 2019! Read More »