« 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

GEAB

[: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]Europe: Countdowns are on! [:fr]Europe: comptes à rebours enclenchés ! (GEAB)[:]

[:en] GEAB 130 – 15/12/2018 The ‘yellow vests’ (FR), the pro- and anti-Brexit protests (UK), the German political crisis (DE), the Catalan independence movement (SP), the budget battle (IT), the labour law reform (HU), the Marrakesh agreement and ministerial reshuffle (BE)… the European element in the increasingly violent crises currently feeding the national news is …

[:en]Europe: Countdowns are on! [:fr]Europe: comptes à rebours enclenchés ! (GEAB)[:] Read More »

[Special issue] Euroland at a crossroads – Special review by LEAP2020[Publication] L’Euroland dans tous ses états – Cahier spécial par LEAP2020

As part of the Franck Biancheri network, we are pleased to announce the publication by LEAP2020 and Anticipolis of the Special Review entitled “Euroland at a crossroads”. This special review is a compilation of complementary views on the theme of the reform of the eurozone, the purpose of which is to report on the vigor …

[Special issue] Euroland at a crossroads – Special review by LEAP2020[Publication] L’Euroland dans tous ses états – Cahier spécial par LEAP2020 Read More »

A silent tear for Franck Biancheri (LEAP2020)Un moment de silence pour Franck Biancheri (LEAP2020)

Franck Biancheri was LEAP’s co-founder in 2005, Director of Research and Strategy until 2012 when he passed away, inventor of the method of political anticipation, and coordinator of the GEAB from 2006 to 2012. We dedicate this moment to him, on his birth anniversary. Dear Franck, We missed you for what would have been your 57th …

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Interview of Marie-Hélène Caillol: Political Anticipation of Global Systemic Crisis (by Hrvoje Moric for Guadalajara Geopolitics Institute)Interview de Marie-Hélène Caillol: Anticipation politique de la crise systémique globale (pour Guadalajara Geopolitics Institute)

Guadalajara Geopolitics Institute: “We are speaking with Marie-Hélène Caillol, the co-founder and president of LEAP the European laboratory of political anticipation which publishes the fantastic newsletter GEAB, Global Europe Anticipation Bulletin. Now, LEAP is a rarety in the world of think-tanks because you are independent and as neutral on objectives as one can be, I …

Interview of Marie-Hélène Caillol: Political Anticipation of Global Systemic Crisis (by Hrvoje Moric for Guadalajara Geopolitics Institute)Interview de Marie-Hélène Caillol: Anticipation politique de la crise systémique globale (pour Guadalajara Geopolitics Institute) Read More »

FB Doc last publication: “The first ever truly global crisis” – an interview with Franck Biancheri (2008)FB Doc dernière parution: “La toute première vraie crise globale” – une interview de Franck Biancheri (2008)

«It’s the end of a geopolitical era, not of capitalism» Franck Biancheri, 16/12/2008 This crisis is definitely the terminal moment of the Bretton Woods system, 1944 version at the end of the World War II and 1971-76 version after the Nixon shock. Also it’s the bridge for a change in the great power system. In this …

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Adapting France to the world afterwards: ten years to exit the two century old centralized model (Franck Biancheri, 2010)Adapter la France au monde d’après: dix ans pour sortir du modèle centralisé vieux de deux siècles (Franck Biancheri, 2010)

In the French version of his book “World crisis – The Path to the World Afterwards” (Anticipolis Publishing 2010), Franck Biancheri devoted a specific passage to France dealing, in particular,  with the impasse of the French centralized system and the fact that the French will hand the “bill” to the Parisian elite during the course …

Adapting France to the world afterwards: ten years to exit the two century old centralized model (Franck Biancheri, 2010)Adapter la France au monde d’après: dix ans pour sortir du modèle centralisé vieux de deux siècles (Franck Biancheri, 2010) Read More »

EU BORDERS – The end of the myth of eternal enlargement; Russia, the key to solve the EU-Turkey problem (Franck Biancheri, 2006)FRONTIERES DE L’UE – Fin du mythe de l’élargissement éternel; Russie, la clé du problème UE-Turquie (Franck Biancheri, 2006)

Turkey-Ukraine, two countries which will not join the EU, the Balkans, last enlargement of the next 20 years, Russia, the key to solve the EU-Turkey problem The increasing difficulties of the process of Turkey entering the European Union contrasts with the progressive entry “piece by piece” of the former Yugoslavia/1 (Slovenia is already a member …

EU BORDERS – The end of the myth of eternal enlargement; Russia, the key to solve the EU-Turkey problem (Franck Biancheri, 2006)FRONTIERES DE L’UE – Fin du mythe de l’élargissement éternel; Russie, la clé du problème UE-Turquie (Franck Biancheri, 2006) Read More »

Here we are, counting 100 editions of GEAB bulletin and 10 years of an incredible GEAB adventure!Voici 100 numéros, voici 10 ans, que l’incroyable aventure du GEAB se poursuit !

Back in January 2006, Franck Biancheri, with the support of Marie-Hélène Caillol, launched the first GEAB published under the direction of the think-tank LEAP. The GEAB finds its roots in a fierce desire of independence for LEAP : an intellectual independence, essential to the relevance of our work on European democratization and on Europe’s global place …

Here we are, counting 100 editions of GEAB bulletin and 10 years of an incredible GEAB adventure!Voici 100 numéros, voici 10 ans, que l’incroyable aventure du GEAB se poursuit ! Read More »