« 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

Euro-Citoyens

Press Release: EU civil society at work on #CitizensRoute73Communiqué de presse: La société civile européenne au travail sur la #CitizensRoute73

PRESS RELEASE EU civil society at work on #CitizensRoute73 «Horizon 2019 European Election: 73 seats in the European Parliament for European representatives» [divider]The Franck Biancheri Network (FNB), the Change Agent Network (iCAN) and their partners* are proud to announce the launching of an EU democratisation citizen process: #CitizensRoute73[divider] Why #CitizensRoute73? We advocate that in the …

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A short update on the Dutch election (Veronique Swinkels)Bref commentaire sur les élections aux Pays-Bas (Veronique Swinkels)

Dear friends a short update on the elections. The landslide to populism did not take place in the Netherlands but still there is a significant shift in power. The PVV (Geert Wilders) did win and is probably the 2nd largest party. VVD (liberals) became the largest party. But they suffered quite a lot. There are …

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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 »

Offener Brief an die europäische Führung: Ein europäischer demokratischer Umsturz gegen den britischen nationalistischen Umsturz – Für eine erste wirklich transeuropäische WahlOffener Brief an die europäische Führung: Ein europäischer demokratischer Umsturz gegen den britischen nationalistischen Umsturz – Für eine erste wirklich transeuropäische Wahl

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren in der Führung Europas, Wir haben es jetzt alle verstanden: der Brexit wird am Ende nicht zu einem Austritt aus der EU führen. Doch der Brexit lähmt das europäische Entscheidungssystem. Erkennbar ist derzeit eine Art politische Übernahme der EU, die nicht demokratisch, sondern eher wie ein „Staatsstreich“ aussieht. Das europäische …

Offener Brief an die europäische Führung: Ein europäischer demokratischer Umsturz gegen den britischen nationalistischen Umsturz – Für eine erste wirklich transeuropäische WahlOffener Brief an die europäische Führung: Ein europäischer demokratischer Umsturz gegen den britischen nationalistischen Umsturz – Für eine erste wirklich transeuropäische Wahl Read More »

Carta abierta a los dirigentes europeos: Responder al “golpe de estado” británico con un golpe democrático europeo – Hacia las primeras elecciones transeuropeas verdaderasCarta abierta a los dirigentes europeos: Responder al “golpe de estado” británico con un golpe democrático europeo – Hacia las primeras elecciones transeuropeas verdaderas

[box type=”shadow” align=”aligncenter” width=”350″ ] Responder al “golpe de estado” británico con un golpe democrático europeo Hacia las primeras elecciones transeuropeas verdaderas [/box] – Carta abierta a los dirigentes europeos – 20 de Julio de 2016 Queridos dirigentes europeos, Lo tenemos todo claro, el Brexit finalmente no acabará con la salida de Gran Bretaña de la UE. Sin embargo, el Brexit está …

Carta abierta a los dirigentes europeos: Responder al “golpe de estado” británico con un golpe democrático europeo – Hacia las primeras elecciones transeuropeas verdaderasCarta abierta a los dirigentes europeos: Responder al “golpe de estado” británico con un golpe democrático europeo – Hacia las primeras elecciones transeuropeas verdaderas Read More »

How Europe in 2009: could end up in the hands of the post modern great grand sons of Hitler, Franco, Mussolini and Petain. Franck Biancheri, 1998Europe 2009: Quand les petits-fils d’Hitler, de Pétain, de Franco et de Mussolini prendront le pouvoir dans l’Union européenne. Franck Biancheri, 1998

The scenario elaborated by Franck Biancheri in 1998 in his article “Europe in 2009 could end up in the hands of the post modern great grand sons of Hitler, Franco, Mussolini and Petain” is being realized in front of us. Franck Biancheri determined that the changeover would be when the “antidemocratic and xenophobic parties will …

How Europe in 2009: could end up in the hands of the post modern great grand sons of Hitler, Franco, Mussolini and Petain. Franck Biancheri, 1998Europe 2009: Quand les petits-fils d’Hitler, de Pétain, de Franco et de Mussolini prendront le pouvoir dans l’Union européenne. Franck Biancheri, 1998 Read More »

During this sales period, Anticipolis Editions propose some good literary deals as well: take the opportunity to (re)read the Little Blue Book! En cette période de soldes, les bonnes affaires littéraires sont aussi chez Anticipolis : profitez-en pour (re)lire le Petit Livre Bleu !

Anticipolis Editions extend the winter sales until the 29th of February 2016 and offer you the “Little Blue Book” better known as:  “The Emergence of Eurocitizens A brief history of AEGEE-Europe From its creation to April 1988“ At the special price of €14.90 for the paper version, in French, English or Romanian (ie a 21,16% …

During this sales period, Anticipolis Editions propose some good literary deals as well: take the opportunity to (re)read the Little Blue Book! En cette période de soldes, les bonnes affaires littéraires sont aussi chez Anticipolis : profitez-en pour (re)lire le Petit Livre Bleu ! Read More »

The “Little Blue Book” is back!Le “Petit Livre Bleu” fait son retour!

The AAFB, in partnership with Editions Anticipolis, is glad to announce the republication of  the “Little Blue Book” -better known as:  “The Emergence of Eurocitizens A brief history of AEGEE-Europe From its creation to April 1988“ Precisely 30 years ago, in 1985, in a Europe that was wrapping up its economic union and beginning to …

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