« 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

Les “Journées d’Automne des Amis de Franck Biancheri” (November, 21st & 22nd 2015)Les “Journées d’Automne des Amis de Franck Biancheri” (21 et 22 Novembre 2015)

Friends of Franck’s Meetings are scheduled twice a year. They provide the opportunity for members of the association to gather as friends, to take stocks of and discuss the association’s projects and strategies as well as the projects and strategies of all the organisations comprising Franck’s legacy, and to get to know the people actively involved in Franck’s work perpetuation throughout the network of organisations.

Not only the AAFB assembly will take place on these days but also discussions around the 1st Agora of Euroland project led by Newropeans.

Studious sessions, moments of conviviality are to be expected!



  • 9:00  Opening with a dedicated time in memoriam of Franck Biancheri
  • 9:10   AAFB interim reports of the Board
  • 9:20-10.00   Reports of activities/projects of the AAFB
  • 10:00-10.45  Reports of activities/projects of Franck Biancheri Networks

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break

  • 11:00-12:00  Open discussion on enhancing AAFB authority and formalizing FB Networks’ integration

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch break

  • 13:30-17:30  1st Agora of Euroland Citizens – Newropeans           
    Working session dealing with the organization of the 1st residential meeting of the Agora of Euroland Citizens in Athens in February (19-21)
  • 19:00 Evening cocktail


November, 22nd 2015: AAFB’S RECREATIONAL DAY

  • From 11:00am

Get in for a Parisian historical discovery !
Admission fee (including city trip and brunch): 15€/person *

Register now by filling the form here.
You will receive a detailed program very soon.
* Event only open to AAFB members
For more information, please contact Sophie (info@franck-biancheri.eu)Article uniquement disponible en anglais ici.