« 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 post-Covid educational challenge”. New European Perspectives online Salons N.2, 30/04/2020

Thursday, 30 April 2020 – 5.00 pm (17.00)


What will post-COVID-19 Europe look like? Take advantage of the offered by this dramatic crisis to provide a humane response to the challenges of our societies.
Join the debate, bring in your input and visions the New European Perspectives Lounge opens for you the Geopolitics Discussion Room with:


  • Marie Helene Caillol, President – Laboratoire européen d’Anticipation Politique – LEAP (leap2040.eu), Publishing director – GEABbyLEAP (geab.eu)
  • Oliver Bream McIntosh, Director of FuPro &Research Fellow at the Institute of Technology and Society
  • Roberto Peron, Secretary of Dipartimento University & Research – Movimento Roosevelt
  • Wessel Reijers, Board member Aegee Enschede, Max Weber Fellow European University, Diem 25

and , Marianne Ranke-Cormier, President #CitizensRoute, Maria Zei, Supervisor Movimento Roosevelt France, Marco Moiso, Supervisor Movimento Roosevelt UK, vice president – Movimento Roosevelt, Roberto Hechich, Secretary of Dipartimento Geopolitica e Difesa – Movimento Roosevelt, Nino Galloni, Economist, vice president.


The Covid crisis is accelerating the switch to a brand (brave) new world.


A huge effort to bring global and European populations to the proper understanding of new realities is a must. Otherwise citizens will be left out in the old world while our state apparels and decision-makers will run full speed into the new one.


The only way to fill the 20 year-gap (between policy makers projected 10 years ahead and citizens lagging 10 years behind) lies in EDUCATION.


The Europeans must put up a major educational plan to upgrade citizenship to the level that will enable us to invent and implement the new democratic model that it belongs to our continent to produce.


Let’s discuss the aims, contents and means of deployment of a really ambitious European educational plan !