« 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

In the media: “Year’s delay for Commission paper on communicating with citizens” (EUobserver, 31/10/2018)Dans les médias: “Year’s delay for Commission paper on communicating with citizens” (EUobserver, 31/10/2018)

As if there was time to lose…

… knowing that that’s what #LEAP2020 was working on with the institutions in the framework of the “EU governance 2020” project tightly linked with the EC Task Force on “Governance reform” back in 2000!!!!

Of course at the time the EC’s secretary general, David O’Sullivan, made sure that the resulting White Book on reform was cleanly burried…

Read Vision Europe 2020 book (french) which wrapped up all our EU Governance 2020 “anticipation” seminar…

First chapter : “The EU system in crisis: a crisis of the institutions-citizens relation”

… better laugh then cry…


In the media today: Year’s delay for Commission paper on communicating with citizens, EUobserver, 31/10/2018

 [divider]Comme s’il y avait du temps à perdre …

… Sachant que #LEAP2020 a travaillé exactement sur ce sujet avec les institutions nationales et européennes, et plus particulièrement la Task Force “réforme de la gouvernance“, dans le cadre du projet “Quelle gouvernance pour l’UE en 2020?”  Retour en l’an 2000!!!!

Bien entendu à l’époque le secrétaire général de la Commission européenne, David O’Sullivan, a tout fait pour enterrer proprement le Livre Blanc…

Nous vous invitons à relier le livre Vision Europe 2020 dans lequel sont rassemblés l’ensemble des travaux de ces séminaires d’anticipation sur la gouvernance de l’UE en 2020:

Chapitre premier : “Le système communautaire en crise. Une crise de la relation institutions-citoyens”

… il vaut mieux en rire qu’en pleurer …


dans les médias: Year’s delay for Commission paper on communicating with citizens, EUobserver, 31/10/2018