« 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

Strategic meetings held early July online and in AmsterdamRéunions stratégiques organisées début juillet en ligne et à Amsterdam

The Franck Biancheri Network gathered online and in Amsterdam earlier this month in order to take stocks of the past year’s achievements and define next year’s priorities.


In short, priority is given to connection with the youth (European Youth Parliament, AEGEE-Europe, Euro-BRICS Youth Platform, etc…). Enhanced valorisation of Franck Biancheri’s conceptual heritage will be achieved through weekly publication on AAFB website (new FBDoc section) of articles from Franck in line with current events. The GEAB will go on unchanged. The Euroland project will be embodied by the Euroland Citizen Agora of Athens (7-10 October). Euro-BRICS continues through the Euro-BRICS Youth Platform with a focus on strengthening the platform. The big focus from September onward will be the launching of LEAP Academy and a complete Political Anticipation-related research and training scheme. The March 11th 2020 Congress will also be a constant concern over the next 4 years…

Just to give you appetite… A lot more coming up !

Le Réseau Franck Biancheri s’est rassemblé à deux reprises au début du mois de juillet, en ligne et à Amsterdam, afin de faire le point sur les réalisations de l’année écoulée et pour définir les priorités de l’année à venir.


En bref, la priorité est donnée aux connexions avec la jeunesse (Parlement de la Jeunesse Européenne, AEGEE-Europe, la Plateforme Jeunesse Euro-BRICS, etc…). L’amélioration de la valorisation de l’héritage conceptuel de Franck Biancheri sera atteinte grâce à des publications hebdomadaires sur le site de l’AAFB (nouvelle section “Sélection FB Doc) d’articles de Franck en lien avec les évènements récents. Le GEAB va continuer tel qu’il est actuellement. Le projet Euroland sera incarné par l’Agora des Citoyens de l’Euroland à Athènes (7 au 10 octobre). Le projet Euro-BRICS continue au travers de la Plateforme Jeunesse Euro-BRICS avec un accent mis sur le renforcement de la plateforme. Le gros du travail, dès la rentrée de septembre et pour les mois qui suivront, portera sur le lancement de la LEAP Academy et sur un projet complet de cours et de recherche liés à l’Anticipation Politique. Le Congrès du 11 Mars 2020 fera aussi partie de nos préoccupations pendant les 4 années à venir…

Voilà de quoi vous mettre en appétit…Beaucoup d’autres choses sont à venir!