« 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 Euro-BRICS Youth launch their Summit’s crowd-funding campaign, with the support of LEAPLes Jeunes Euro-BRICS lancent la campagne de crowd-funding pour leur Sommet, avec le support de LEAP

The AAFB is delighted to provide an update on the 2nd Euro-BRICS young leaders Summit, to be held in March 2016, in New Delhi (India).

This project is very important to the Franck Biancheri Networks and especially to LEAP which organised the first edition in Helsinki last June and to this world … as it is being driven into hell by our decision makers’ limited capacity to influence anything on the global stage.

With internet and globalisation, we are de facto embarked on the same boat from Paris to Beijing, Johannesburg and Rio. We see today that we can’t trust the system invented 70 years to produce peace any longer. It is high time to create new tools empowering stakeholders of the planet (citizens), stakeholders of the future (young leaders)…

This initiative is not about youth being invited in global forums to clap nicely, discuss imposed topics and come to authorized conclusions. It’s about young leaders already actively involved in society from European and BRICS countries sitting around the same table and discussing their own priorities, sharing visions, identifying challenges and defining actions and tools to connect global leaders to their legitimate concern.
Empowering them is empowering policy makers too in fact… who totally lack legitimacy and democratic anchorage when it comes to global issues.

Instead of useless anti-globalisation demonstrations highlighting this lack of legitimacy, the EURO-BRICS youth prefer to contribute positively to global challenges and invite global leaders to listen to them.

At this stage they need your help. Whether on an individual basis or through your companies/organisations you can contribute to this needed effort of theirs… They are doing it for us all !

Here is their crowd-funding campaign

L’AAFB est heureuse de vous apporter des nouvelles sur le Second Sommet des jeunes leaders Euro-BRICS, qui se tiendra en Mars 2016, à New Delhi, en Inde.

Ce projet de Sommet des Jeunes Leaders est très important pour les Réseaux Franck Biancheri et plus particulièrement pour LEAP qui en a organisé la première édition à Helsinki en juin dernier… et aussi pour le monde… alors qu’il est entraîné en enfer en raison des pouvoirs limités de nos décideurs sur les questions mondiales.

Avec internet et la globalisation, nous sommes de facto embarqués dans le même bateau de Paris à Pekin, Johannesbourg et Rio. Nous constatons actuellement qu’il n’est plus possible d’avoir confiance dans la capacité du système inventé il y a 70 ans à produire de la paix. Il est urgent de créer de nouveaux outils mettant directement en capacité les parties prenantes de la planète (les citoyens), les parties prenantes de l’avenir (jeunes leaders).

Cette initiative ne consiste pas à inviter des jeunes à faire la claque dans des forums internationaux, à discuter de sujets imposés ou à produire des conclusions autorisées. Elle réunit directement des jeunes leaders européens et BRICS activement impliqués dans la société à s’asseoir autour de la même table et à débattre de leurs propres priorités, à partager leurs visions, à identifier les défis communs et à définir des actions et des outils leur permettant de connecter les dirigeants du monde à leurs préoccupations légitimes et à des solutions concertées.

Les mettre en capacité, c’est aussi mettre en capacité les décideurs en fait… qui manquent de toute légitimité et de tout ancrage démocratique dès qu’il s’agit de questions mondiales

En lieu et place des inutiles manifestations anti-globalisation mettant en lumière ce manque de légitimité, les jeunes Euro-BRICS préfèrent contribuer positivement aux défis mondiaux et inviter les dirigeants à venir les écouter.

A ce stade, ils ont besoin de notre aide. A titre individuel ou bien via vos entreprises/organisations, vous pouvez participer à cet effort si utile qui est le leur… Ils font tout cela pour nous tous !

Voici leur campagne de crowd-funding