« 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

democracy

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 …

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) Read More »

FB Award: Education for the present, Democracy for the future, Aegee-Budapest, April 2017. Final bookletFB Award: Education for the present, Democracy for the future, Aegee-Budapest, avril 2017. Rapport final

We are pleased to publish below the report of the conference “Education for the present, Democracy for the future“, which was organized from 21st to 23rd April by the antenna Aegee-Budapest, winner of the Franck Biancheri Award 2017, in collaboration with Aegee-Europe’s Civic Education working group, and attended by Marie-Hélène Caillol, AAFB President, Marianne Ranke-Cormier …

FB Award: Education for the present, Democracy for the future, Aegee-Budapest, April 2017. Final bookletFB Award: Education for the present, Democracy for the future, Aegee-Budapest, avril 2017. Rapport final Read More »

Presidential election in France: Fearing the syndrome of Hillary Clinton (by Magaye GAYE, Senegal)Election présidentielle en France: La hantise du syndrome Hillary Clinton (par Magaye GAYE, Sénégal)

It is interesting to ask the question what interest Africa could possibly expect from the current presidential election in France. What could an African political leader wanting to embody a third way in Franco-African relations hope from the presidential election? – – – [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he first round of the presidential election has just delivered its verdict. …

Presidential election in France: Fearing the syndrome of Hillary Clinton (by Magaye GAYE, Senegal)Election présidentielle en France: La hantise du syndrome Hillary Clinton (par Magaye GAYE, Sénégal) Read More »

Franck Biancheri Award 2017: Back from Budapest!Prix Franck Biancheri: Retour de Budapest!

Three of our board members, Marie-Hélène Caillol, Marianne Ranke-Cormier and Régis Jamin, took part last weekend in the 3 days conference “Education for the Present, Democracy for the Future” organised by AEGEE-Budapest winner of the FB-Award 2017. Have a first glance of this amazing event and enjoy the offical aftermovie with the venue of the …

Franck Biancheri Award 2017: Back from Budapest!Prix Franck Biancheri: Retour de Budapest! Read More »

To all the people disappointed by the first round of the french presidential elections…A tous les déçus du 1er tour de la présidentielle française…

To all the people disappointed by the first round of the french presidential elections, to all the people appalled by the second round results, when will you understand that we have nothing to gain from the national level? Democracy and power are inseparable. Put so much energy in voting for such a weak level of …

To all the people disappointed by the first round of the french presidential elections…A tous les déçus du 1er tour de la présidentielle française… Read More »

Europe is sick because our democracy is also sick, by Félix de la Fuente PascualL’Europe est malade parce que notre démocratie l’est aussi, par Félix de la Fuente Pascual

This article was written by Félix de la Fuente Pascual, Secretary of political action of CILUS and member of the Franck Biancheri Network. It was published in Madrid Actual. Among the possible situations, or scenarios as they are called now, that the European Commission presents to us about the current crisis in the European Union, one …

Europe is sick because our democracy is also sick, by Félix de la Fuente PascualL’Europe est malade parce que notre démocratie l’est aussi, par Félix de la Fuente Pascual Read More »

Franck Biancheri Award: Education for the present, Democracy for the future. Budapest, April 21-23Franck Biancheri Award: Education pour le présent, Démocratie pour le futur. Budapest, 21-23 Avril

In the framework of the Franck Biancheri Award, we invite you to the conference organised by AEGEE-Budapest in Budapest on April 21-23! The focus of the main conference is based on the paper written by Franck Biancheri in 2001 when he foresaw the risks of non-democratic deviation arising from the foundations of the EU, mainly …

Franck Biancheri Award: Education for the present, Democracy for the future. Budapest, April 21-23Franck Biancheri Award: Education pour le présent, Démocratie pour le futur. Budapest, 21-23 Avril Read More »

Organising the first Trans-European Election: Our campaign addressing the European Leaders [Press release – December 7, 2016]Notre campagne auprès des dirigeants européens pour l’organisation d’une première vraie élection transeuropéenne [Communiqué – 07/12/2016]

This open letter entitled “Countering the British “Coup d’Etats” with a European democratic blow – Towards a first real trans-European election” and edited by the Franck Biancheri Network, was sent by mail on 25th of November 2016 to the European Leaders listed below (National Heads of States and Heads of Governments, Foreign and European Affairs …

Organising the first Trans-European Election: Our campaign addressing the European Leaders [Press release – December 7, 2016]Notre campagne auprès des dirigeants européens pour l’organisation d’une première vraie élection transeuropéenne [Communiqué – 07/12/2016] Read More »

European Defense: a Challenge for European Democracy (Christel Hahn)Défense Européenne: un défi pour la Démocratie Européenne (Christel Hahn)

– No European army without European Democracy – Lets start with some fundamental thoughts and then go into European politics. An army is a democratic anachronism for two reasons: . can a state based upon democratic values send its sons and nowadays even its daughters, out to die, or to kill, or to be wounded …

European Defense: a Challenge for European Democracy (Christel Hahn)Défense Européenne: un défi pour la Démocratie Européenne (Christel Hahn) Read More »