« 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

Handover of the “Franck Biancheri Heritage Community 2020 Award” to Marie-Hélène Caillol, President of the AAFB


It is with great joy and emotion that we presented the Franck Biancheri Heritage Community 2020 Prize to Marie-Hélène Caillol, our president, president of LEAP2040 and director of the GEAB, during a virtual cocktail party organised at the closing of the ceremony for the handover of the Euro-citizens 2020 Directory to the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe on 22nd October.


Distanciation, confinement and curfew obliging, this trophy was given to her in person by 3 of the members of the association during a lunch on Tuesday 27th October, Pierre-Marie Pagès, Marianne Ranke-Cormier and Jordi Lafon-Lacaze, three symbolic people since Pierre-Marie Pagès was a friend of Franck from the benches of the Masséna high school in Nice, Marianne Ranke-Cormier accompanied him in his projects for more than 25 years and Jordi Lafon did a huge work of immersion in his work and the Franck Biancheri networks for the realization of the Directory.


We thank you, Marie-Hélène, for having brought us together around you, driven since the end of 2012 in spite of its sinuosity and the accidents on this road 2020 in memory of our friend, Franck. Europe2020 may be over, but Europe2040 here we are!

In the name of the Franck Biancheri Heritage Community, Anne-Béatrice, Carla, Caroline, Christel, Geta, Maria, Marianne, Véro, Adrian, Alain, Jordi, Laurent, Mica, Pepe, Pierre-Marie, Philippe Caillol, Philippe Portalier, Régis.