« 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

EUROPE2040

[:en]”Being a citizen is a voluntary act”. Franck Biancheri (2009)[:fr]”Etre citoyen est un acte bénévole”. Franck Biancheri (2009)[:]

[:en] No one will pay citizens for democracy … it’s a citizen’s effort, it’s a citizen’s contribution, because in the end it is the interest of the citizens to be able to control the power… Democracy if it is not the citizens who pay for it, nobody will pay for them… Europe on Track, AEGEE-Europe‘s …

[:en]”Being a citizen is a voluntary act”. Franck Biancheri (2009)[:fr]”Etre citoyen est un acte bénévole”. Franck Biancheri (2009)[:] Read More »

[:en]The AAFB presenting the Europe2040 project at the AEGEE Spring Agora (Bucharest, Romania)[:fr]L’AAFB et le projet Europe2040 à l’Agora de printemps d’AEGEE (Bucarest, Roumanie)[:]

[:en][divider] As part of our partnership with AEGEE-Europe, we had the privilege of being invited to the Spring Agora in Bucarest of the European Student Association created by Franck Biancheri in 1985. On May 10, the President of the AAFB, Marie-Hélène Caillol, was able to present the Europe2040 project initiated by the two associations this …

[:en]The AAFB presenting the Europe2040 project at the AEGEE Spring Agora (Bucharest, Romania)[:fr]L’AAFB et le projet Europe2040 à l’Agora de printemps d’AEGEE (Bucarest, Roumanie)[:] Read More »

[:en]Newsletter 01/2019: From Europe 2020 to the horizon 2040[:fr]Newsletter 01/2019: D’Europe 2020 à l’horizon 2040[:]

[:en] EDITORIAL: Last December, the Franck Biancheri Award was presented to AEGEE-Angers for its congress project “Being Franck Biancheri in 2019 … imagining the 2040 horizon” to be held from 1st to 7th July 2019 in Angers, France. As part of its continuity, the think-tank LEAP2020 (created by Franck Biancheri, initially known as Europe2020, member …

[:en]Newsletter 01/2019: From Europe 2020 to the horizon 2040[:fr]Newsletter 01/2019: D’Europe 2020 à l’horizon 2040[:] Read More »

[:en]Save the date! July 1st to July 7th, 2019, Angers (France) – The one-week FBA event “Being Franck Biancheri in 2019… looking at 2040″[:fr]Save the date! Du 1er au 7 juillet, 2019, à Angers (France) – La semaine du FBA: “Dans la peau de Franck Biancheri en 2019… imaginant l’horizon 2040″”[:]

[:en]From July 1st to July 7th -2019, the local antenna AEGEE-Angers will organise in the frame of the Franck Biancheri Award a one-week event under the topic: “Being Franck Biancheri in 2019… looking at 2040. What 20-year-ahead project would Franck Biancheri lay down today?”. This event will take place in Angers, France. In the continuation …

[:en]Save the date! July 1st to July 7th, 2019, Angers (France) – The one-week FBA event “Being Franck Biancheri in 2019… looking at 2040″[:fr]Save the date! Du 1er au 7 juillet, 2019, à Angers (France) – La semaine du FBA: “Dans la peau de Franck Biancheri en 2019… imaginant l’horizon 2040″”[:] Read More »

[:en]Franck Biancheri: ’How to run the EU in 2020 ?’ – Executive summary of the launch seminar in Paris (1999)[:fr]Franck Biancheri: ’Comment gérer l’UE en 2020 ?’ – note de synthèse du séminaire de Paris (1999)[:]

[:en] From July 1st to 7th, the AEGEE-Angers antenna is organising a week-long event on the theme “Being Franck Biancheri in 2019 … imagine the horizont 2040” (Franck Biancheri Award 2019). In the perspective of this event, but also in the general context of mistrust of peoples (sovereignism, yellow vests, brexit …) and disconnected and …

[:en]Franck Biancheri: ’How to run the EU in 2020 ?’ – Executive summary of the launch seminar in Paris (1999)[:fr]Franck Biancheri: ’Comment gérer l’UE en 2020 ?’ – note de synthèse du séminaire de Paris (1999)[:] Read More »

[:en]Meeting with the winner of the Franck Biancheri Award 2019, AEGEE-Angers[:fr]Une rencontre avec AEGEE-Angers, gagnant du Prix Franck Biancheri 2019[:]

[:en]On Dec. 17th, Marie-Hélène Caillol, president of the AAFB, was happy for the opportuity to award Laura Blake, president of AEGEE-Angers, Bastien Martel, VP, and Quentin Meux, leaders of the winning project “Being Franck Biancheri in 2019… looking at 2040” with the Franck Biancher Award 2019. A meeting, with the participation of Jordi Lafon (GEAB by …

[:en]Meeting with the winner of the Franck Biancheri Award 2019, AEGEE-Angers[:fr]Une rencontre avec AEGEE-Angers, gagnant du Prix Franck Biancheri 2019[:] Read More »

Franck Biancheri Award 2019: and the winner is… AEGEE-Angers!Prix Franck Biancheri 2019: et le gagnant est… AEGEE-Angers!

The winning antenna of the AAFB’s prestigious Franck Biancheri Award* in 2019 is … AEGEE-Angers !!!! – – – In May 2019, after 10 years of crisis, Brexit implementation and a risky European election, a new EU will be born. A new Europe will require from European citizens to redefine their common interests and goals, …

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[:en]The decade from 2020 to 2030: Welcome to the World Afterwards … the babyboomers! (Franck Biancheri – Edito MAP3, July 2011)[:fr]Décennie 2020-2030 : Bienvenue dans le monde d’après… les babyboomers ! (Franck Biancheri – Edito MAP3, Juillet 2011)[:]

[:en] “When the baby-boomer generation will give way to millennials, the support of populism should also decline,” says Steven Pinker, American linguist and psychologist in his latest book “Enlightenment now” (see L’Echo.be, 26/10/2018). Not so sure … This statement certainly echoes the belief that Franck Biancheri had defended all his life on this baby-boom generation …

[:en]The decade from 2020 to 2030: Welcome to the World Afterwards … the babyboomers! (Franck Biancheri – Edito MAP3, July 2011)[:fr]Décennie 2020-2030 : Bienvenue dans le monde d’après… les babyboomers ! (Franck Biancheri – Edito MAP3, Juillet 2011)[:] Read More »

FB Award 2019 open call for AEGEE antennae: “Being Franck Biancheri in 2019… looking at 2040. What 20-year-ahead project would Franck Biancheri lay down today?”Prix FB 2019, appel à candidatures pour les antennes AEGEE: “Dans la peau de Franck Biancheri en 2019… imaginant l’horizon 2040. Quelle vision à 20 ans Franck Biancheri aurait-il aujourd’hui?” (anglais)

Connecting AEGEE-Europe to its history! Invent a programme inspired by AEGEE-Europe’s founder DEADLINE NOVEMBER 18th, 2018 This year’s topic: Being Franck Biancheri in 2019… looking at 2040 What 20-year-ahead project would Franck Biancheri lay down today? [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n May 2019, after 10 years of crisis, Brexit implementation and a risky European election, a new EU will …

FB Award 2019 open call for AEGEE antennae: “Being Franck Biancheri in 2019… looking at 2040. What 20-year-ahead project would Franck Biancheri lay down today?”Prix FB 2019, appel à candidatures pour les antennes AEGEE: “Dans la peau de Franck Biancheri en 2019… imaginant l’horizon 2040. Quelle vision à 20 ans Franck Biancheri aurait-il aujourd’hui?” (anglais) Read More »