« 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

franck biancheri

[:en]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[:fr]La réflexion sur l’avenir n’a de sens que si elle est permet de mieux réfléchir sur le présent et les tendances qui le façonnent [:]

[:en]Franck Biancheri – November 1998 in “How Europe could end up in the hands of the post modern great grand sons of Hitler, Franco, Mussolini and Petain“[:fr]Franck Biancheri – Novembre 1998 dans “Comment l’Europe pourrait tomber dans les mains des arrière petits-fils d’Hitler, Franco, Mussolini et Pétain”[:]

[:en]Little political comments from a Euro-citizen (2) – Franck Biancheri (2004)[:fr]Petits commentaires politiques d’un Euro-Citoyen (2) – Franck Biancheri (2004)[:]

[:en]The European Union is increasingly shaping Portuguese political life. It has created a political crisis in Portugal by calling on its Prime Minister, Mr Barroso, to become President of the European Commission. President Sampaio chose to preserve the country’s political stability by appointing the leader of the former Prime Minister’s party as the new head …

[:en]Little political comments from a Euro-citizen (2) – Franck Biancheri (2004)[:fr]Petits commentaires politiques d’un Euro-Citoyen (2) – Franck Biancheri (2004)[:] Read More »

[:en]Little political comments from a Euro-citizen (1) – Franck Biancheri (2004)[:fr]Petits commentaires politiques d’un Euro-Citoyen (1) – Franck Biancheri (2004)[:]

[:en]With an average of a dozen conferences in 3/5 different European countries per month, in front of audiences ranging from students to diplomats, from farmers to metropolitan elites, from NGO activists to businessmen, I believe that I am collecting an interesting sample of ‘European people’s wisdom,’ something that is definitely worth sharing with our Newropeans-Magazine …

[:en]Little political comments from a Euro-citizen (1) – Franck Biancheri (2004)[:fr]Petits commentaires politiques d’un Euro-Citoyen (1) – Franck Biancheri (2004)[:] Read More »

[:en]Catherine Bernicchia: “Europe2014-2018” a teaching project of memory to Veterans born with the complicity of Franck Biancheri[:fr]Catherine Bernicchia: “Europe2014-2018” un projet pédagogique de mémoire aux Anciens combattants né avec la complicité de Franck Biancheri[:]

[:en]For more than seven years, Catherine Bernicchia, initiator and coordinator, has been running the project europe20142018. It took flight in these times of Anniversary of the Centenary of the Great War, a time of memory for its soldiers and a time of reflection on the peace, this peace which for us, Europeans, is the evidence …

[:en]Catherine Bernicchia: “Europe2014-2018” a teaching project of memory to Veterans born with the complicity of Franck Biancheri[:fr]Catherine Bernicchia: “Europe2014-2018” un projet pédagogique de mémoire aux Anciens combattants né avec la complicité de Franck Biancheri[:] 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]Newropeans and the global financial, economic and social crisis: Public Money should serve to ensure the future of all Europeans and not only the one of the financial elites[:fr]Newropeans face à la crise mondiale financière, économique et sociale: l’argent public doit servir à préparer l’avenir de tous les Européens, et pas seulement celui des élites financières.[:]

[:en]In anticipation of the crisis of the Euro and more particularly of the Greek crisis that in 2010 hit hard the EU (its institutions and leaders) but especially the Europeans, Franck Biancheri, president of Newropeans, pleaded for the establishment of a bailout not only banks but citizens in Europe. An investments plan that would be …

[:en]Newropeans and the global financial, economic and social crisis: Public Money should serve to ensure the future of all Europeans and not only the one of the financial elites[:fr]Newropeans face à la crise mondiale financière, économique et sociale: l’argent public doit servir à préparer l’avenir de tous les Européens, et pas seulement celui des élites financières.[:] Read More »

[:en]Political anticipation – LEAP’s change of horizon: from 2020-2040 [:fr]Anticipation politique – Le changement d’horizon de LEAP: de 2020 à 2040 [:]

[:en] GEAB 131 – 15/01/2019 Exactly twenty years ago, in 1999, under the leadership of Franck Biancheri, we launched Project Europe 2020[1] in Athens – a project to reinvent Europe along the lines of democratisation, efficiency, transparency, sustainability and connection to the world. A reinvention where citizens would not be spectators, but actors. It was …

[:en]Political anticipation – LEAP’s change of horizon: from 2020-2040 [:fr]Anticipation politique – Le changement d’horizon de LEAP: de 2020 à 2040 [:] Read More »

[:en]It’s time to bring down the “Paris Wall” (Franck Biancheri, 2005) – French[:fr]Il est temps de faire tomber le « Mur de Paris » – 65 millions de Français prisonniers des élites parisiennes (Franck Biancheri, 2005)[:]

[:en]With thirteen years ahead Franck Biancheri announced the Yellow Vests crisis. The problem [of the suburbs] thus also essentially rests on the revival of democracy, which requires the elites to respond to the expectations of citizens and the problems of society, while proposing to its citizens solutions that bring people together, respect the values of …

[:en]It’s time to bring down the “Paris Wall” (Franck Biancheri, 2005) – French[:fr]Il est temps de faire tomber le « Mur de Paris » – 65 millions de Français prisonniers des élites parisiennes (Franck Biancheri, 2005)[:] Read More »