« 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

The EUROPE 2020 CONGRESS – Paris, March 11, 2020


EUROPE 2020 CONGRESS, what is it?

In 2020, the time will be ripe to evaluate the project initiated by Franck Biancheri in 1985, entitled Europe 2020: history, success, failures, lessons and handing over to the new generations, all these will be presented during a major conference aiming to bring together all those who have met Franck and his successors throughout these past 35 years of an enormous fight for the unification of the European administrative machinery and the European citizens’ interest.

The Franck Biancheri Networks, which assembled all those who were loyal to Franck’s cause in the framework of the organizations and projects he bequeathed when he died in 2012, have in sight this 2020 great event, which will hopefully structure their efforts and strategies over the next five years.

4 years to capitalize on Franck Biancheri’s huge legacy and build on that legacy the reinvention of the basic European integration project; 1 Historical Congress in order to evaluate the work and to hand over the European democratization project to the new generations, the real owners of this 21st century Europe.

 This congress is yours, be part of it: From now on, all those who had crossed Franck’s path, who either met him personally or his successors since 1985, are cordially invited to come forward by filling in this form.

loudspeaker-309554_640Thank you in advance for sending us:

  • your description of the moment you met Franck,
  • the ideas that remained in your mind immediately afterwards
  • pictures/documents you might have from the moment you met Franck
  • your own estimation of the relevance of Franck’s ideas at that time,
  • . and any other content you would like to share.

But for now, don’t forget to save the date and register!

Fore more information, for sharing content/material or for a simple registration, please contact: sophie.berger@leap2020.eu

(Heading picture by Franck Biancheri, Cannes, 2004)

CONGRES EUROPE 2020 – Paris, 11 Mars 2020