« 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

[:en]Happy birthday Franck! [:fr]Joyeux anniversaire Franck![:]

[:en]March 11th, a new birthday, Franck would have been 59 years old, a new year, but not just any year: 2020!

2020, his first organisation, AEGEE, celebrates its 35th anniversary! 2020, following in the footsteps of IDE and Newropeans, the very first trans-European political parties and movements, a member from such a structure, Volt, sits on the board of the European Parliament, and others initiate trans-European campaigns to prepare the next European deadline, like DiEM25, and others… 2020, his companion, Marie-Hélène Caillol, and her friends have taken up his pilgrim’s staff to continue his works until the deadline he had set himself and to perpetuate it by depositing his archives with the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe!

2020, a year of assessment, the one that will bring together old and new friends of Franck Biancheri, in October at Sciences-Po Paris, where everything started, with his very first companions on the road.

2020, a year to celebrate his memory, his legacy, to pay tribute to him with dignity.

2020! Franck, here we are! Our most affectionate thoughts are with you and your parents, your daughter and your companion, Marie-Hélène. In memoriam

The Friends of the association

[:fr]11 mars, un nouvel anniversaire, Franck aurait eu 59 ans, une nouvelle année, mais pas n’importe laquelle: 2020!

2020, sa première organisation, AEGEE, fête ses 35 ans! 2020, sur les pas de IDE et de Newropeans, les tous premiers partis et mouvements politiques transeuropéens, siège un député au parlement européen issu d’une telle structure, Volt, et s’initient des campagnes transeuropéennes pour préparer la prochaine échéance européenne, comme DiEM25, et d’autres encore… 2020, sa compagne, Marie-Hélène Caillol, et ses amis ont repris son bâton de pèlerin pour poursuivre jusqu’à cette échéance qu’il s’était fixée, sa route et pérenniser son oeuvre grâce au dépôt auprès de la fondation Jean Monnet pour l’Europe de ses archives!

2020, une année-bilan, celle qui réunira anciens et nouveaux amis de Franck Biancheri, en octobre prochain, à Sciences-Po Paris, là où tout a commencé, avec ses tous premiers compagnons de route.

2020, une année pour dignement fêter sa mémoire, son héritage, pour lui rendre hommage.

2020! Franck, nous y voilà! Nos plus affectueuses pensée t’accompagnent et accompagnent tes parents, ta fille et ta compagne. In memoriam

Les Amis de l’association