« 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

Populisms, democracy, Europe – Online conference, Tuesday 29th of September 2020 at 18.15

Marie-Hélène Caillol, our president and director of LEAP2040, will speak alongside Jerome CREEL (OFCE), Lewis DIJKSTRA (REGIO) on the next online conference « Populisms, democracy, Europe » organised by the UEF groupe Europe, in collaboration with european-citizen.eu plateform and GRASPE,


on Tuesday 29th of September 2020 at 18.15.

Debate accessible here. Join us! (more details below in French)



En collaboration avec la european-citizen.eu plateforme et la revue GRASPE,


a le plaisir de vous inviter à un débat avec




Populismes, démocratie, Europe

mardi 29 septembre 2020 à 18h15

au CCAB.0.B (Centre Borchette, place Jourdan/rue Froissart, à Bruxelles)


Comprendre le populisme, entre réalités et perceptions, est un premier pas. Mais l’inégalité de destin ne peut justifier de laisser les populations confinées dans leur micro espace local ou familial, abandonnées à la révolte identitaire, anti élites, anti système. L’Europe pourtant se réveille dans la crise et se débloque. La crise sanitaire redéfinit la donne, comment s’adapter et rétablir la confiance pour ranimer le débat démocratique ?


L’entrée est gratuite. Merci de diffuser à vos amis. Si vous n’avez pas de badge de l’UE, merci de vous inscrire à l’adresse groupe-europe@federalists.eu  avec votre nom, n° de carte d’identité, date de naissance et nationalité. Le débat se tiendra en français et anglais (sans interprétation).


Ce débat est aussi accessible par téléconférence en direct.


UEF groupe-europe


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