« 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

It is clear that the existing national political parties can not serve two masters: national and European (Franck Biancheri, IDE 1989)Il est évident que les partis politiques nationaux existants ne peuvent pas servir deux maîtres: national et européen (Franck Biancheri, IDE 1989)

Franck Biancheri, 19/02/1989

Around 30 years, this quote is soon 30 years old! And it was not just words, he did it: with IDE, Initiative for a European Democracy, the  very first European political party launched by Franck Biancheri in 1987 for the European election in 1989, and in 2009 with Newropeans. One sole European structure, one sole programme, one campaign, one assembly of people electing their candidates for the differents countries.

30 years later, in 2019, will we have shown that we Europeans of the post-treaty of Rome and post-Erasmus generations, are progressive and innovative people, showing the world nations that our requirements on them concerning the democratisation processes are equal to our capabilities to sustain our own democratic principles and invent tools and ways belonging to the 21st century in order to keep them alive? Will there be more than just words and two experiences? We hope not, we hope Franck Biancheri’s words and actions for a democratic Europe of citizens will not remain in vain…

Read more: I.D.E., European Democracy strangled by National Political Parties (19/02/1989)

Related: European Transnational Lists, a real good progressive idea! (Tribune by Marianne Ranke-Cormier, 31/08/20017)


IDE poster 1989

Franck Biancheri, 19/02/1989

Bientôt 30 ans, cette citation a bientôt 30 ans! Et ce n’était pas que des mots, Franck Biancheri l’a mise aussi en application: avec IDE, Initiative pour une démocratie européenne, le premier parti politique européen lancé par Franck Biancheri en 1987 pour les élections européennes en 1989, et en 2009 avec Newropeans. Une seule structure européenne, un seul programme, une campagne, une assemblée de membres qui élisent leurs candidats pour les différents pays.

30 ans plus tard, en 2019, aurons-nous su démontré que nous, les Européens des générations post-traité de Rome et post-Erasmus, sommes des citoyens progressistes et innovants, montrant au monde que nos exigences concernant les processus de démocratisation sont égales à nos propres capacités à soutenir nos principes démocratiques  et à inventer des outils et des voies du 21ème siècle qui vont dans cette direction? En 2019, y-aura-t-il autre chose que juste ces mots et ces deux expériences? Nous espérons que non,  nous espérons que ces mots de Franck Biancheri et ses actions pour une Europe citoyenne et démocratique ne resteront pas vains…

Lire: I.D.E., European Democracy strangled by National Political Parties (19/02/1989)

En relation:  Listes transnationales européennes une vraie bonne idée progressiste! (Tribune de Marianne Ranke-Cormier, 31/08/2017)


Affiche de campagne IDE, 1989