« 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

LEAP Academy / 3rd EuroBRICS Webinar on Political Anticipation: executive summaryLEAP Academy / Rapport du 3ème Webinar EuroBRICS sur l’Anticipation politique

A few weeks ago took place the third EuroBRICS webinar on Political Anticipation (organized by LEAP Academy), which aimed at introducing the EuroBRICS Youth Platform to Franck’s method:

Webinar 3: Political Anticipation serving decision-making : Strategies and projects for a significant role of the Euro-BRICS Youth Platform in addressing multipolar world challenges”

Please find an executive summary of this great session here: Report 3rd EuroBRICS Webinar on Political Anticipation

After a first webinar aimed at introducing to LEAP’s method of Political Anticipation, then followed by a session of anticipation of risks and challenges conveyed by the current global reconfiguration, the third webinar invited members of the Euro-BRICS Youth Platform to present and discuss desirable and potential strategies for an impactful contribution of the Platform to addressing positively these challenges.

The floor was opened to four keynote speakers, active members of the Platform, to present bold ideas serving the above-defined purpose. LEAP contributed with a first proposal, building on Marie-Hélène Caillol’s presentation in the second webinar. In this presentation, Marie-Hélène insisted on the window of opportunity provided by the Indian presidency of the BRICS in bridging Europe and the BRICS. LEAP therefore estimates that, based on this understanding and the nature of the Euro-BRICS project and Platform, a large-ranging advocacy campaign in favour of the holding of a full-fleshed Euro-BRICS Summit, should be a priority for the Platform this year.


If you were not able to attend the session, you can listen below the presenations of our keynote speakers:

Introduction by Marie-Hélène Caillol, Présidente du LEAP

Framing the EURO-BRICS Platform, by Kaspar Meyer

Creation of a balanced identity and promotion of a truly balanced platform, by Roman Printsev

Nous sommes très fiers de vous présenter le rapport issu du troisième Webinar EuroBRICS organisé par la LEAP Academy, et destiné à introduire les jeunes de la plate-forme EuroBRICS à la méthode d’Anticipation Politique créée par Franck Biancheri.

“L’Anticipation Politique au service des processus de prise de décision: Stratégies et projets pour une augmentation de la capacité de la Plate-forme Jeunesse Euro-BRICS à résoudre les challenges du monde multipolaire”

Vous trouverez le rapport complet (en anglais) ici: Report 3rd EuroBRICS Webinar on Political Anticipation


Si vous n’avez pas pu assister à cette session, écoutez les podcasts des présentations de nos différents intervenants!

Introduction par Marie-Hélène Caillol, Présidente du LEAP

Définir la plate-forme Euro-BRICS , par Kaspar Meyer

Trouver une identité équilibrée à la plate-forme, par Roman Printsev

Sommet Jeunesse Euro-BRICS, par Rohan Sankhla

La science avancée suggeste une coexistence pacifique dans un monde multipolaire, par Raymond Matlala

Conlusion: vers un Sommet Euro-BRICS, par Marie-Hélène Caillol