the winning antenna of the AAFB’s prestigious Franck Biancheri Award* in 2018 is …
For this 2018 edition, the open call for applications launched to all AEGEE antennae resulted in a variety of highly interesting proposals that led to interesting discussions among the members of the Selection Committee.
AEGEE-Salerno, winner of the “Franck Biancheri Award” in 2018, will dedicate the award to the shaping of a big 3 days event in spring 2018 in partnership with the Civic Education Working Group and the AAFB, on the following inspiring topic : “Are we up to make Europe stronger for the future?“, with a view to reflect on the future of European Union elections and democracy after Brexit… an irresisitible topic considering Franck Biancheri’s life-long fight for trans-European elections and parties and the upcoming 2019 European election.
AEGEE-Salerno considers that the questions concerning the future of Europe cannot be only left to politicians but also needs to be discussed by citizens, young ones in particular, because it’s them who will live with the next European system. Their voices should therefore be heard when deciding on important changes and they should have the possibility to influence current politics and systematic changes. So, in the future they can tell their children that they shaped modern European history. (Complete programme, topics and speakers to come soon.)
Our congratulations to the winner AEGEE-Salerno, its members and teams!!! … but also big thanks to all the other antennas for their high-profile applications and projects demonstrating that Franck Biancheri’s legacy is still alive among you in AEGEE.
Marie-Hélène Caillol, president Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri, and the Selection Committee for the FB-Award
*To contribute to keep Franck Biancheri’s work alive, the AAFB (Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri) together with AEGEE-Europe (Association des Etats généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe) – founded by Franck – have jointly created the FRANCK BIANCHERI AWARD. Each year, with the financial, documentary and educational support of the AAFB, one AEGEE antenna organizes events related to the legacy of Franck Biancheri.