« 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

“ERASMUS… and then what?”, Franck Biancheri (2002)“ERASMUS… et après?”, Franck Biancheri (2002)

The success of the ERASMUS programme is undeniable: for over 25 years now, more than 3 million students have been attending 6 months or more of studying in a university of another European country.

In 2002, while the European Commission was celebrating its 1 million ERASMUS students, Romano Prodi had personally reverberated the event in an article underlining the programme’s success and launching some orientations for the future.

However, Franck Biancheri didn’t share the Commission’s (and national education ministry’s) self-satisfaction and thought on the contrary it is high time to propose new orientations in this field and come back to the impetus from which came the original success of ERASMUS: methodological innovation, political audacity and faith in the actors’ dynamism (students and teachers – the only one likely to result in a momentum of financial means and to bring along a sustainable structural impact).

Discover the “Five proposals for a new European policy of education” made by Franck Biancheri in 2002, in the article named “ERASMUS…and then what?

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Le succès du programme ERASMUS est indéniable: au cours des 25 dernières années, plus de 3 millions d’étudiants ont passé 6 mois ou plus d’études dans une université d’un autre pays Européen.

En 2002, alors que la Commission Européenne célébrait le millionième étudiant ERASMUS, Romano Prodi s’en est fait lui-même l’écho dans un article soulignant le succès du programme et lançant quelques pistes pour l’avenir.

Cependant, Franck Biancheri ne partageait pas l’analyse auto-satisfaite de la Commission (et des ministères nationaux de l’éducation) telle qu’elle ressort de l’interview du Président Prodi ou des discours des services concernés et pensait au contraire qu’il était grand temps de proposer de nouvelles orientations dans ce domaine s’appuyant sur les dynamiques qui ont fait le succès originel d’ERASMUS: innovation, méthodologie, audace politique et confiance dans la dynamique des acteurs (étudiants et professeurs), seules susceptibles de générer une dynamique des moyens financiers et budgétaires et un impact structurel et durable.

Découvrez les “Cinq propositions pour une nouvelle politique européenne de l’éducationfaites par Franck Biancheri en 2002, dans un article intitulé “ERASMUS… et après?

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