« 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

[:fr]L’année de la grande transition européenne (Franck Biancheri, 2005)[:]

[:fr] Tout le monde a conscience que l’année à venir dans l’Union européenne va être une année charnière. Plus ou moins confusément, chacun perçoit que cette année, qui verra pour la première fois dans l’histoire du continent près de 200 millions d’Européens consultés par référendum sur une question identique et décisive pour leur avenir commun, …

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[:en]Meeting with the winner of the Franck Biancheri Award 2019, AEGEE-Angers[:fr]Une rencontre avec AEGEE-Angers, gagnant du Prix Franck Biancheri 2019[:]

[:en]On Dec. 17th, Marie-Hélène Caillol, president of the AAFB, was happy for the opportuity to award Laura Blake, president of AEGEE-Angers, Bastien Martel, VP, and Quentin Meux, leaders of the winning project “Being Franck Biancheri in 2019… looking at 2040” with the Franck Biancher Award 2019. A meeting, with the participation of Jordi Lafon (GEAB by …

[:en]Meeting with the winner of the Franck Biancheri Award 2019, AEGEE-Angers[:fr]Une rencontre avec AEGEE-Angers, gagnant du Prix Franck Biancheri 2019[:] Read More »

[:en]Europe: Countdowns are on! [:fr]Europe: comptes à rebours enclenchés ! (GEAB)[:]

[:en] GEAB 130 – 15/12/2018 The ‘yellow vests’ (FR), the pro- and anti-Brexit protests (UK), the German political crisis (DE), the Catalan independence movement (SP), the budget battle (IT), the labour law reform (HU), the Marrakesh agreement and ministerial reshuffle (BE)… the European element in the increasingly violent crises currently feeding the national news is …

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[:en]France and the UK, two old democracies with truly outdated procedures (Franck Biancheri, 2007)[:fr]France et Royaume-Uni, deux anciennes démocraties aux procédures bien obsolètes (Franck Biancheri, 2007)[:]

[:en] … it seems urgent in France and in the United Kingdom to launch vast reforms of democratic procedures (…) otherwise the citizens of both countries will increasingly turn away from elections (…) or vote for extremist parties going to scrap the wholedemocracy … (Franck Biancheri, 2007) [Yellow vests and Brexit] It would be enough …

[:en]France and the UK, two old democracies with truly outdated procedures (Franck Biancheri, 2007)[:fr]France et Royaume-Uni, deux anciennes démocraties aux procédures bien obsolètes (Franck Biancheri, 2007)[:] Read More »

Franck Biancheri Award 2019: and the winner is… AEGEE-Angers!Prix Franck Biancheri 2019: et le gagnant est… AEGEE-Angers!

The winning antenna of the AAFB’s prestigious Franck Biancheri Award* in 2019 is … AEGEE-Angers !!!! – – – In May 2019, after 10 years of crisis, Brexit implementation and a risky European election, a new EU will be born. A new Europe will require from European citizens to redefine their common interests and goals, …

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[:en]A feedback on the activities of the Friends of Franck Biancheri[:fr]Un petit retour en images sur les activités des Amis de Franck Biancheri[:]

[:en]∴ Board meeting in Cannes (July 2018) ∴ With AEGEE-Europe old/new CD in Brussels (July 2018) In July Marie-Hélène Caillol, Marianne Ranke-Cormier and Philippe Portalier had a meeting with the new board of AEGEE-Europe at the head office in Brussels. This was also an opportunity to discuss the history of AEGEE’s founding, the role of …

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[Archives Newropeans] Newropeans political program for Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Climate (2009)[Archives Newropeans] Programme politique de Newropeans sur l’environnement, l’énergie, l’agriculture et le climat (2009)

We have the courage to propose policies which would have a major impact on the lives of Europeans and change our habits and ways in certain areas substantially. We do this, of course, in the firm belief that these changes are necessary and will on the long run improve our living quality in Europe. But, …

[Archives Newropeans] Newropeans political program for Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Climate (2009)[Archives Newropeans] Programme politique de Newropeans sur l’environnement, l’énergie, l’agriculture et le climat (2009) Read More »

[:en]The decade from 2020 to 2030: Welcome to the World Afterwards … the babyboomers! (Franck Biancheri – Edito MAP3, July 2011)[:fr]Décennie 2020-2030 : Bienvenue dans le monde d’après… les babyboomers ! (Franck Biancheri – Edito MAP3, Juillet 2011)[:]

[:en] “When the baby-boomer generation will give way to millennials, the support of populism should also decline,” says Steven Pinker, American linguist and psychologist in his latest book “Enlightenment now” (see L’Echo.be, 26/10/2018). Not so sure … This statement certainly echoes the belief that Franck Biancheri had defended all his life on this baby-boom generation …

[:en]The decade from 2020 to 2030: Welcome to the World Afterwards … the babyboomers! (Franck Biancheri – Edito MAP3, July 2011)[:fr]Décennie 2020-2030 : Bienvenue dans le monde d’après… les babyboomers ! (Franck Biancheri – Edito MAP3, Juillet 2011)[:] Read More »

[:en]Towards a European Prosperity Pact in place of the Stability Pact (Franck Biancheri, 2003)[:fr]Vers un Pacte Economique Européen au lieu d’un Pacte de Stabilité (Franck Biancheri, 2003)[:]

[:en] The Italian budget for 2019 refused? Never mind, this Italian budget is the answer to the austerity stubbornness of the European institutions (Le Taurillon, 30/10/2018) and their obsession as “account managers” to hold on the strict application of an updated Pact, which was as Frank Biancheri pointed out in this article of 2003: “ …

[:en]Towards a European Prosperity Pact in place of the Stability Pact (Franck Biancheri, 2003)[:fr]Vers un Pacte Economique Européen au lieu d’un Pacte de Stabilité (Franck Biancheri, 2003)[:] Read More »