« 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

Here we are, counting 100 editions of GEAB bulletin and 10 years of an incredible GEAB adventure!Voici 100 numéros, voici 10 ans, que l’incroyable aventure du GEAB se poursuit !

Back in January 2006, Franck Biancheri, with the support of Marie-Hélène Caillol, launched the first GEAB published under the direction of the think-tank LEAP.

The GEAB finds its roots in a fierce desire of independence for LEAP : an intellectual independence, essential to the relevance of our work on European democratization and on Europe’s global place and role, requiring financial independence.

Thanks to its faithful collaborators, such as Sylvain Perifel, the incredible adventure of the GEAB could continue after October 2012 when Franck Biancheri (GEAB’s Director of Studies) passed away. This change resulted in a slightly different GEAB, more geopolitical-political, less focused on the collapse of the “world before”,  more oriented toward the emergence of the “world after”… but still providing a vision of the possible tracks for the reconstruction of the world, while continuing to show the destructive trends at work.

Thus, as we approach the end of 2015, the AAFB is proud to announce the publication of the 100th GEAB issue – which confirms the continuity of the bulletin – and invites you to read the editorial tracing the fabulous history of the GEAB from its creation to today on LEAP2020 website.

Rooted in European history and networks, based on an original political anticipation method, driven by LEAP’s desire for independence and relevance, brave and free, the GEAB has offered, for 10 years, the interpretation of the crisis which, amid the totally chaotic interpretation of the media as well as political response, has remained rational, original, consistent and regularly validated.

>> 100th GEAB issue – Editorial of the 100th to be read here !

C’est en janvier 2006 que Franck Biancheri, avec l’appui de Marie-Hélène Caillol, a lancé le tout premier GEAB paru sous la houlette du think-tank LEAP.

Le GEAB trouve racines dans une volonté farouche d’indépendance de LEAP: indépendance intellectuelle indispensable à la pertinence de ses travaux sur la démocratisation européenne et sur la place de l’Europe dans le monde, et nécessitant l’indépendance financière.

Grâce à ses fidèles collaborateurs, tels que Sylvain Périfel, l’incroyable aventure du GEAB a pu se poursuivre après Octobre 2012, date du décès du directeur des études du GEAB, Franck Biancheri. A partir de là, c’est un GEAB un peu différent qui se fait jour: plus géopolitico-politique, moins focalisé sur l’effondrement du « monde-d’avant », davantage sur l’émergence du « monde-d’après »… mais qui cherche toujours à fournir une vision des pistes de recomposition du monde, tout en continuant à montrer les tendances destructrices à l’œuvre.

Ainsi, en cette fin d’année 2015, l’AAFB se fait une fierté d’annoncer la parution du 100ème numéro du GEAB – qui vient confirmer la pérennité du bulletin –  et vous invite à consulter l’édito retraçant la fabuleuse histoire du GEAB de sa création à aujourd’hui, sur le site de LEAP2020.

Ancré dans une histoire et des réseaux européens, fondé sur une méthode originale d’anticipation politique, mu par la volonté d’indépendance et de pertinence du LEAP, courageux et libre, le GEAB propose depuis 10 ans une lecture de la crise qui, en plein chaos d’interprétation médiatique et de réaction politique, reste rationnelle, originale, constante et régulièrement validée.

>> GEAB n°100 – L’édito du 100ème par Marie-Hélène Caillol à retrouver ici !