« 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

LEAP2020

[: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, …

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

[:en]A feedback on the activities of the Friends of Franck Biancheri[:fr]Un petit retour en images sur les activités des Amis de Franck Biancheri[:]

[:en]∴ Board meeting in Cannes (July 2018) ∴ With AEGEE-Europe old/new CD in Brussels (July 2018) In July Marie-Hélène Caillol, Marianne Ranke-Cormier and Philippe Portalier had a meeting with the new board of AEGEE-Europe at the head office in Brussels. This was also an opportunity to discuss the history of AEGEE’s founding, the role of …

[:en]A feedback on the activities of the Friends of Franck Biancheri[:fr]Un petit retour en images sur les activités des Amis de Franck Biancheri[:] Read More »

A feedback on the activities of the Friends of Franck Biancheri for a month: Salerno, Brussels, Krakow, Milan, Bergamo, ParisUn petit retour en images sur les activités des Amis de Franck Biancheri depuis un mois: Salerno, Bruxelles, Cracovie, Milan, Bergamo, Paris

In one month the association of the Friends of Franck Biancheri was welcomed on various events in Europe. A tour in pictures: ■ From 13 to 15 April: FB Award 2018 in Salerno on the subject “Representation NEEDS participation” The Franck Biancheri Award was won this year by the AEGEE-Salerno antena. Marie-Hélène Caillol, president of …

A feedback on the activities of the Friends of Franck Biancheri for a month: Salerno, Brussels, Krakow, Milan, Bergamo, ParisUn petit retour en images sur les activités des Amis de Franck Biancheri depuis un mois: Salerno, Bruxelles, Cracovie, Milan, Bergamo, Paris Read More »

The euro, a strategic challenge in the upcoming European Election – Communiqué LEAP2020L’euro, enjeu stratégique des prochaines élections européennes – Communiqué LEAP2020

Paris, 24/04/2018 – Yesterday in Brussels, the launch conference of the Special Review “Euroland at a crossroads” (organised by LEAP with the support of the EIB and the Ceci n’est pas une crise Foundation) brought together about sixty representatives of civil society and political groups on the one hand, and of banks and institutions on …

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The euro is only an instrument… L’euro n’est qu’un instrument…

… neutral in itself. lt is therefore useless to reject it out of hand or to praise it to the skies. lt will serve Europe according to how the politicians and peoples of Europe use it. lt could prove a powerful instrument capable of ensuring longevity and a significant place for the EU in the …

The euro is only an instrument… L’euro n’est qu’un instrument… Read More »

From a single currency to a single citizenship (Franck Biancheri, 1997)De l’Euro-monnaie à l’Euro-citoyenneté (Franck Biancheri, 1997)

The move to a single currency is not only the most important economic challenge the European Union has taken on in its forty years of existence, but it is above all the most significant political challenge it has ever faced. The euro is only an instrument, neutral in itself. lt is therefore useless to reject …

From a single currency to a single citizenship (Franck Biancheri, 1997)De l’Euro-monnaie à l’Euro-citoyenneté (Franck Biancheri, 1997) 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 »