AEGEE Delft has won the competition for the First Franck Biancheri Year
This year the antenna of AEGEE Delft will be the torchbearer.
|¤ Franck Biancheri (1961-2012), the founder of AEGEE was a relentless fighter for a more democratic Europe with more influence worldwide, an innovative analyst and a sharp political thinker. His life’s work can be summarized under the motto of his last appearance at the AEGEE Agora at Enschede “Occupy the Future ”. He was the initiator of citizen’s projects, the first trans-european political parties, several think-tanks and other creative projects. It was under his presidency, that AEGEE-Europe realized what can probably be considered it’s most glorious feat, and that is when it played a key role in the adoption of ERASMUS, a program wished by the heads of states, but quietly being buried by their administrations had there not been AEGEE’s decisive fight.||¤ This taught Franck that citizens where key in the success of the European construction and that a European democracy was not just a moral aim but a prerequisite of sustainability of the European project. For this reason he spent the rest of his life advocating by all means the need to democratize European decision-making processes and general functioning: by his innumerable writings on the subject, through many organizations he founded and ran (think-tanks, citizen organizations, political parties, etc…), in launching countless innovative projects (congresses, websites, debates, marathons, online elections, etc…).|