« 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

Euro-BRICS Young Leaders’ Platform: 1st Euro-BRICS Strategic Planning Meeting (April, 25th-30th 2016)Plate-forme des jeunes leaders Euro-BRICS : 1er meeting stratégique Euro-BRICS (25 au 30 Avril 2016)

It is with great pleasure and pride that we at the AAFB share the latest news of the Euro-BRICS Young Leaders’ Plateform and inform you about an important event initiated by our partner LEAP: the 1st Euro-BRICS Strategic Planning Meeting, which will take place in Paris from the 25th to the 30th of April 2016.

This event is designed to take the Euro-BRICS Youth endeavour to the next level: Team Building, Training and Brainstorming are on the agenda!

The Euro-BRICS YOUTH Platform was initiated by LEAP after it realised — through its unique method of Political Anticipation — the future-bearing potential of the rapprochement of Europe and the BRICS as a spearhead of global governance reform in a multipolar world. However, given the current global political setup the Euro-BRICS connection does not live up to its full potential. It is this acknowledgement that forms the base of all activities in the Euro-BRICS network, including its youth branch.

Inspired by the above, the chief objective of the network is to lobby for the holding of the First EuroBRICS Summit. LEAP has decided to hold the Euro-BRICS Youth Platform’s first Strategic Planning Meeting (SPM) in France in April 2016, in order to build up on the promising outcomes of the First Euro-BRICS Young Leaders Summit, which took place in June 2015 in Helsinki. With the network established in the aftermath of the Summit it is now time to strategise. Concisely, LEAP will meet with the following objectives:

1.Set-up of IRPs (Internal Rules of Procedure)
2.Broadening of Network Activities
3.Strategise on a path towards the First Euro-BRICS Summit
5.Increase the Platform’s common culture

LEAP will bring together 20 outstanding young citizens from Europe and the BRICS, as well as five senior experts and a fine selection of LEAP personnel. This SPM will strengthen the network and set the path for promising future activities…!

More questions? Read the official presentation of the event (here: Invitation Paris LEAP) or send an e-mail @ vbaeyaert@leap2020.net, they’ll be happy to help you out!

This event is organised by LEAP2020 for the Euro-BRICS Young Leaders‘ platform in partnership with the Embassy of India in Paris and the Center for BRICS studies of Fudan University.

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C’est avec grand plaisir et fierté que l’AAFB partage avec vous les dernières nouvelles de la Plateforme Jeunesse Euro-BRICS et vous informe de la tenue prochaine de l’évènement “Euro-BRICS Week” (1er meeting stratégique Euro-BRICS) initié par LEAP, qui se déroulera à Paris du 25 au 30 avril 2016.

Cet évènement a été conçu pour permettre à la Jeunesse Euro-BRICS de passer au niveau supérieur: Team-Building, Training et Brainstorming sont au programme de cette rencontre!

Le projet de plateforme jeunesse Euro-BRICS a été mis en place par le LEAP lorsque son équipe d’experts réalise — grâce à sa méthode unique d’Anticipation Politique — le potentiel du rapprochement entre l’Europe et les BRICS, qui constituerait le fer de lance d’une réforme de gouvernance globale dans un monde multipolaire. Cependant, la configuration politique globale actuelle ne permet pas à la connexion Euro-BRICS d’être à la hauteur de son potentiel. Ce challenge constitue donc la base de l’ensemble des activités du réseau Euro-BRICS, jeunesse incluse.

L’objectif principal du réseau est de faire du lobbying pour la tenue du 1er Sommet Euro-BRICS. Le LEAP a donc décidé d’organiser le 1er meeting stratégique de la plateforme Jeunesse Euro-BRICS à Paris fin avril 2016. Le but est de continuer à construire le projet sur la base des résultats prometteurs obtenus lors du 1er Sommet des Jeunes Leaders Euro-BRICS à Helsinki en juin 2015. Il est donc temps pour le réseau créé après le Sommet de s’atteler à la mise en place d’une stratégie.

Voici un résumé des objectifs de cette prochaine semaine de travail:

  1. Mise en place du règlement interne
  2. Elargissement des activités du réseau
  3. Mise en place d’une stratégie sur les bases des conclusions du 1er Sommet Euro-BRICS à Helsinki
  4. Team-building
  5. Accroître la culture commune de la plate-forme

Pour cet événement, le LEAP rassemblera 20 jeunes citoyens Européens et des BRICS ainsi que 5 experts seniors. Ils seront encadrés par le personnel du LEAP. Cette semaine de travail renforcera le réseau et établira les bases de futures activités prometteuses!

Vous avez des questions? Vous trouverez plus d’infos ici: Invitation Paris LEAP ou écrivez-leur@ vbaeyaert@leap2020.net, ils seront ravis de pouvoir vous aider!

Cet événement est organisé par LEAP2020 pour la plate-forme des Jeunes Leaders Euro-BRICS, en partenariat avec l’ambassade d’Inde à Paris et le Center for BRICS studies de l’université Fudan.

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