« 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

Death of Alain Biancheri, father of Franck

It is with great sadness that we learn the death of Alain Biancheri, the father of Franck Biancheri, Sunday, November 27, 2022 in Menton.

For those who have followed Franck since the years of La Turbie where the family Biancheri was installed, Alain, his father, was an unavoidable figure in the life of Franck and his family:

“je me souviens de leur accueil bienveillant et du café dans la cuisine de La Turbie…” écrit Anne-Béatrice Schlumberger

“une personne attachante qui, par sa simplicité, a marqué tous ceux qui l’ont connu” écrit José-Maria Compagni Morales

“un homme que j’admirais et avec qui j’aimais beaucoup discuter, une grande épaisseur humaine, un sourire généreux.” écrit Frédéric Duverger

“I remember him with great warmth He was a loving father and particularly hospitable to all Franck’s foreign friends. I think back with gratitude to our sleepovers at La Turbie.” écrit Rikstus Oosterhuis

Franck’s father was also a figure of the region of Menton and author of several books about his family’s birthplace.


Photo Geta Grama-Moldovan


Alain Biancheri was a grandson and son of soldiers who died for France during the First and Second World Wars.

  • His grandfather, Augustin Egilde Biancheri, seaman 2nd class mechanic, disappeared at sea during the night of April 27, 1915, when the Austrian submarine U5 torpedoed the battleship Léon Gambetta on which he was engaged. This torpedoing, one of the very first before that of the Luisitania, off the coast of Santa-Maria di Leuca (southern entrance to the Adriatic Sea) caused 684 victims. (cf: 100 years ago: on the night of April 27, 1915, the torpedoing of the Léon Gambetta caused 684 victims! by Benoit Guittet).
  • His father, Adrien, Léon, Marius Biancheri, was summarily executed on September 5, 1944 in Montedoux, commune of Montbeugny (Allier); military within the Republican Guards; resistant within the French Forces of the Interior (FFI) (cf: Biographical dictionary Le Maitron, fusillés 40-44)


The history of his ancestors and his father had strongly influenced Franck in his recent historical understanding of the European peoples and in his visions of the future of Europe.


We send our most sincere condolences to his wife, Mireille, his granddaughter Carla Biancheri and Marie-Hélène Caillol, his daughter-in-law.


In thought with him. Rest in peace,


The borad and members of the AAFB