« 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

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Sur nos nouvelles frontières avec la Russie: le marathon pour la démocratie dans les Pays Baltes (Franck Biancheri, 2003)Sur nos nouvelles frontières avec la Russie: le marathon pour la démocratie dans les Pays Baltes (Franck Biancheri, 2003)

In 2003, Franck Biancheri did something unique, unprecedented and unrepeated ever since. Him alone toured the whole of Europe during one year, debating on “Where is Europe going?” with citizens in 100 different cities : the Newropeans Democracy Marathon, from Portugal to Britain, from France to Estonia, from Finland to Serbia, Franck Biancheri crossed Europe. …

Sur nos nouvelles frontières avec la Russie: le marathon pour la démocratie dans les Pays Baltes (Franck Biancheri, 2003)Sur nos nouvelles frontières avec la Russie: le marathon pour la démocratie dans les Pays Baltes (Franck Biancheri, 2003) Read More »

Open Letter to the European Leaders: Countering the British “Coup d’Etats” with a European democratic blow – Towards a first real trans-European electionLettre ouverte aux dirigeants européens: Bloquer le “coup d’états” britannique par un coup démocratique européen – Vers une première vraie élection transeuropéenne

[box type=”shadow” align=”aligncenter” width=”350″ ] Countering the British nationalist Coup d’Etats with a European democratic blow Towards a first real trans-European election [/box]   -An open Letter to the European Leaders- July 20, 2016 Dear European leaders, We have all got it right, Brexit will ultimately, not result in Great Britain leaving the EU. Nevertheless, …

Open Letter to the European Leaders: Countering the British “Coup d’Etats” with a European democratic blow – Towards a first real trans-European electionLettre ouverte aux dirigeants européens: Bloquer le “coup d’états” britannique par un coup démocratique européen – Vers une première vraie élection transeuropéenne Read More »

Members

AAFB Board A group of friends and companions who manage the association’s activities. Marianne Ranke-Cormier – President Marianne Ranke-Cormier, from Munich, Paris and Arriach (Austria), lawyer by training, is involved in trans-European politics since 1987. She stood by Franck Biancheri’s side when he created IDE, the first trans-European political party, which ran in the 1989 …

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His life

His life A more democratic Europe with more influence worldwide, such is the project Franck Biancheri has been relentlessly fighting 30 years long, until he died. If this fight took on various forms along the years, Franck Biancheri always was careful that no specific interest group (institution, community, economic group, ideology…) has any hold over …

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Newropeans 16 Proposals for a more democratic EU (2005)

In 2005, Franck Biancheri founded the first trans-European political party, the Newropeans, after a first experience in 1989 with IDE (Initiative pour une Démocratie Européenne). Immediately after, the party seized the 15 proposals submitted by Franck  Biancheri in June 2002, in his book entitled “VISION Europe 2020: Reinventing Europe, 2005-2020”.

“Yes” to the Constitution … “But” not without Democracy (2004)

On the eve of the next e-Tribune “Constitution and/or Democratization?”, organised by #CitizensRoute on December 6th, and to serve as foodforthought for the debates to come, we propose this article by Franck Biancheri “Yes to the Constitution … But not without Democracy” written September 2004. This text was written on the occasion of the launch …

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EU 25: Bringing democracy to new frontiers (2004)

My main serious worry is that if we cannot rapidly democratise the EU political process and leave enlargement crush the less rich segment of  our societies, then the dark side of Europe will emerge as the dominant trans-European political force, a kind of national-europeism, which will gather xenophobic and racist movements, antidemocratic ideologies,bureaucratic forces and …

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Vision Europe 2020: Reinventing Europe 2005-2020 – The 14 strategic proposals (2002)

First 14, these proposals became 15 for the purpose of a marathon of conferences for European democracy  between 2002 and 2003. These conferences allowed Franck Biancheri to meet and have discussions with more than 10,000 EU citizens in over 100 European cities on the topic  “Where is Europe Going? Bring democracy to new frontiers in terms of size and diversity“. These  later became the 16 proposals and the matrix of the Newropeans programme for the elections of 2009 and were translated into 20 European languages