« 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

Not in the name of Franck Biancheri! Les Anciens Aegee, a message by Pepe Compagni

Dear Aegee Anciens,


I read with great disappointment the article from Gefira foundation.


What a shame to see how this person speaks on behalf of the former Aegee Europe board of directors and on behalf of Franck Biancheri.


As a vicepresident of Aegee Europe when Franck was President, his travel companion during IDE and Newropeans political movements and current vicepresident of Association des amis de Franck Biancheri, I completely reject Mr B.K.’s words. He really become a traitor to Aegee spirit and to our common ideals.


Personally I don’t think it is worthy to spend any time on this person. Mr B.K. is seeking for the moment of glory that he never had, a dark and quite anodyne person with (hidden until very recently) extreme-right political ideas which only merit was to be appointed as director of a foundation in The Netherlands with a wealthy economic heritage coming from Franck’s successful political anticipation work as head of Leap2020.


As the title of this statement, Not in the name of Franck Biancheri: http://www.franck-biancheri.eu/aafb/not-in-the-name-of-franck-biancheri/


In this link, you will get more info about this pathetic and simultaneously ridiculous character. He will need to live with his bad conscience the rest of his life.


But more importantly, to young Aegee members keep going your own way, occupy the future, as Franck told you in his last public speech in Enschede: https://youtu.be/IYn65UFUOwE


Kind pro-european regards,


Pepe Compagni-Morales


Download the letter: Mailing list les Anciens AEGEE










Franck Biancheri with Andrew Oldland, José-Maria Compagni Morales (Pepe) and Rikstus Oosterhuis, founding members of EGEE (later AEGEE) respectively in London, Paris, Sevilla and Leiden



Statement on Gefira, AAFB - 10/09/2017

In November 2015, during an Extraordinary General Meeting, the AAFB (Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri) unanimously excluded two of its members, namely Bart Kruitwagen and Taco Dankers, further to their attempt to take unilateral control of the Franck Biancheri Network as they : directly attacked the most involved people in the project management; denied the legitimacy of the internal decision-making process; violently criticised the objectives, strategy and projects of the organisation; and seriously interfered with the Franck Biancheri Network's financing system.

More recently, they used Franck Biancheri's name, but also the financial resources derived from his work, an operational structure Franck created in 1987 (GEFIRA Foundation), as well as Newropeans, the label of a political party he launched in 2005, in order to launch a populist campaign against the NGOs that help migrants in the Mediterranean, in straight line with the theses and actions of the European identitarian far right-wing.

This new attack on Franck Biancheri's intellectual heritage is nothing more than a confirmation of our fears that Kruitwagen and Dankers hijacking could serve far right political purposes. This also determines us to get together and defend Franck's image, now dragged through the mud.

During his thirty-year-long European battle, many have crossed Franck Biancheri's path and can claim having been one of his "road companions". Yet the Association of Franck Biancheri's Friends (AAFB) is the only legitimate body to define what actually belongs to Franck's intellectual heritage and what does not.

We, as Franck Biancheri's heirs and friends

organised in a structure composed of his daughter, his parents, his wife and his most faithful collaborators, constantly referring to Franck's edited texts and formerly taken actions, gathered in the FB Documentation Centre, acting in conscience and in transparency, in order to give access to the immense progressive and humanistic work of EU democratisation pursued for 30 years by Franck Biancheri, until his death in October 2012 are legitimate to assert that the ideas and actions taken by Kruitwagen and Dankers are the opposite of all the principles defended by Franck Biancheri, of which they constitute the most abject treason.

Therefore, we will continue and strengthen the actions we have been carrying out since 2015 and we demand that Kruitwagen and Dankers proceed to the:

Therefore, we will continue and strengthen the actions we have been carrying out since 2015 and we demand that Kruitwagen and Dankers proceed to the:

  • Withdrawal of any reference to Franck Biancheri's name on GEFIRA Foundation's website, a structure admittedly created by Franck in 1987, but currently diverted from its object.
  • Removal of any reference and any article edited by Franck Biancheri on Newropeans-Magazine.org and Newropeans websites, captured and diverted from their object.
  • Handing over to Franck Biancheri's legitimate heirs of the tools created by him, but captured and diverted from their object (Gefira, Newropeans, Newropeans-Magazine).

The "Christian, Greek and Roman Europe", advocated by Kruitwagen and Dankers, WILL NOT BE MADE IN THE NAME OF FRANCK BIANCHERI!

We invite all of Franck Biancheri's former road companions to contact us and express their indignation as well as to confirm the intellectual deviation that Kruitwagen and Dankers stamped on the memory of this great character of the contemporary European history, Franck Biancheri.
We also invite all journalists to make the most of their interest in Kruitwagen and Dankers' identity campaign and discover the numerous articles, projects and organisations created by Franck Biancheri in the past 30 years, as the latter anticipated the dangers of extremism in an undemocratic Europe.

« L’avenir (interne et externe) de l’Europe dépend largement des réponses qu’elle donnera à la question de l’immigration... En tant que petit-fils d’italiens immigrés en France, je peux simplement dire qu ’à mon avis la seule réponse porteuse d’avenir positif et constructif pour l’Europe est « oui, nous voulons que les enfants d’immigrés deviennent européens »

not in his name

The image of Franck Biancheri has been used to circulate ideas opposed to his own. We have gathered in this section the elements that can be consulted in defense of his image and his work.

Franck Biancheri fonds hosted by the fjme

The Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe, in Lausanne, hostes since 2019 the archives of Franck Biancheri tracing all his associative and professional activity from 1984 to 2012.


The directory lists members of the first "Generation Europe" who crossed the path of Franck Biancheri in his research, education and activism activities. Their common history is a page of the European construction by the citizens.

Collective intelligence of the future” of the college of teachers. Every month, Cafés of the future question

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