« 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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Nathalie Loiseau, the new French minister in charge of the European affairsNathalie Loiseau, nouvelle ministre française chargée des Affaires européennes

The Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri (AAFB) wishes to congratulate Nathalie Loiseau, the new French minister in charge of the European affairs. We are very excited to hear about this nomination as Nathalie Loiseau was one of the first members of AEGEE / European Students Forum, and, together with Franck Biancheri, she defended the …

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#CitizensRoute73 – Démocratiser l’Europe: la réponse de Paul Magnette à Thomas Piketty

Dans une tribune du 14 juin publiée par Alternatives Economiques, Démocratiser l’Europe: Paul Magnette répond à Thomas Piketty, le ministre-président de la Wallonie1, répond au projet Pour un traité de démocratisation de l’Europe (éditions du Seuil) co-écrit par Thomas Piketty, Stéphanie Hennette et Antoine Vauchez et Guillaume Sacriste. Paul Magnette et Guillaume Sacriste Guillaume Sacriste, …

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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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For a European pro-active and constructive policy, let’s create an international court for terrorist crimes – Franck Biancheri, Sept. 2001Pour une politique européenne pro-active et constructive: créons une cour internationale pour les crimes terroristes – Franck Biancheri, Sept. 2001

In the aftermath of the deadly attacks in London, but also in Kabul and Manchester lately, we publish below an article by Franck Biancheri, written on September 12, 2001, after the terrorist attack of the twin towers of the WTC in New York. Rather than embarking on another “counter-terrorism Yalta”, as proposed by Marine Le …

For a European pro-active and constructive policy, let’s create an international court for terrorist crimes – Franck Biancheri, Sept. 2001Pour une politique européenne pro-active et constructive: créons une cour internationale pour les crimes terroristes – Franck Biancheri, Sept. 2001 Read More »

SAVE THE DATE ! The Franck Biancheri Network and iCAN invite you in Louvain-la-Neuve on July 1-2!SAVE THE DATE ! Le Réseau Franck Biancheri et iCAN vous donnent rendez-vous à Louvain-la-Neuve les 1-2 juillet !

[divider] Route 73 – EU Democratisation Citizen Process Horizon 2019 European Election: Two years for a complete political offer to emerge at the European level Kick-off event in Louvain-la-Neuve (BE), July 1-2, 2017 – – – – –  Initiated by Réseaux Franck Biancheri (FBN) and the Change Agent Network (iCAN) Thanks to the hosting and …

SAVE THE DATE ! The Franck Biancheri Network and iCAN invite you in Louvain-la-Neuve on July 1-2!SAVE THE DATE ! Le Réseau Franck Biancheri et iCAN vous donnent rendez-vous à Louvain-la-Neuve les 1-2 juillet ! 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 …

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Brexit, Trump, populism: The “post-truth”, its accomplices and its antidote (José María Compagni Morales) Brexit, Trump, populisme: L’ “ère post-factuelle”, ses complices et ses antidotes (José María Compagni Morales)

It could be said that we’re all accomplices of the so-called “post-truth”, although not to the same extent. But, what is the post-truth? The post-truth refers to circumstances in which emotions and personal beliefs are more determining when shaping public opinion than objective facts[1]. The post-truth is used in the political sphere. It is incorporated …

Brexit, Trump, populism: The “post-truth”, its accomplices and its antidote (José María Compagni Morales) Brexit, Trump, populisme: L’ “ère post-factuelle”, ses complices et ses antidotes (José María Compagni Morales) Read More »

AAFB Café-debate: “Brexit, US elections, populisms: What future for Europe?”, Bordeaux on the 28/11 Café-débat AAFB: “Brexit, élections US, populismes: quel avenir pour l’Europe?”, Bordeaux le 28/11

On the 28th of November 2016, the associations Libera France, Bordeaux’s antenna, and Eurofeel will greet Marie-Hélène Caillol (Presidente of LEAP) et Marianne Ranke-Cormier (Vice-Presidente of the AAFB) for a debate on: – Brexit, US elections, populisms: What future for Europe? – A If you are staying in Bordeaux, don’t miss this gathering which will take place on: Monday the 28th of November from 6:30pm …

AAFB Café-debate: “Brexit, US elections, populisms: What future for Europe?”, Bordeaux on the 28/11 Café-débat AAFB: “Brexit, élections US, populismes: quel avenir pour l’Europe?”, Bordeaux le 28/11 Read More »

With the Apple case, Europe does not call into question the optimization, but the fiscal dumping (Leap2020)Avec Apple, l’Europe ne remet pas en question l’optimisation, mais le dumping fiscal (Leap2020)

The Association of Friends of Franck Biancheri is proud to share with you the interview of Marie-Hélène Caillol (President of LEAP), conducted by Olivier Frigara, assistant director of iCreate – benchmark magazine for Mac, iPhone, iPad and Appel Watch’s users. [Full interview on LEAP website – (only in french)] L’Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri …

With the Apple case, Europe does not call into question the optimization, but the fiscal dumping (Leap2020)Avec Apple, l’Europe ne remet pas en question l’optimisation, mais le dumping fiscal (Leap2020) Read More »

(Video) ERASMUS: When citizens build Europe – A gift from the AAFB to AEGEE-EUROPE, to commemorate their 30th anniversary!(Vidéo) ERASMUS: Quand les citoyens construisent l’Europe – Un cadeau de l’AAFB à AEGEE-EUROPE, dans le cadre de la commémoration de leur 30ème anniversaire!

Many events have been planned in the early months of 2015 to commemorate AEGEE-Europe’s 30th anniversary. In contribution to these celebrations, l’Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri, through “Franck Biancheri Year” label, enabled the realisation of significant events such as “The Night of the 7 antennae” in April (cf. article AEGEE-Europe ’s 30th anniversary – …

(Video) ERASMUS: When citizens build Europe – A gift from the AAFB to AEGEE-EUROPE, to commemorate their 30th anniversary!(Vidéo) ERASMUS: Quand les citoyens construisent l’Europe – Un cadeau de l’AAFB à AEGEE-EUROPE, dans le cadre de la commémoration de leur 30ème anniversaire! Read More »