« 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

political anticipation

[: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]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]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 »

[: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 »

[: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 »

Community or empire: up to the European citizen to choose! (excerpt from “Europe: Community or Empire?“, a book by Franck Biancheri, 1992)Communauté ou empire: au citoyen européen de choisir ! (extrait du livre “Europe: Communauté ou Empire?” de Franck Biancheri, 1992)

The unpublished book “Europe: Community or Empire?” written by Franck Biancheri in 1992 (edited by Editions Anticipolis -12/2017) is an unparalleled historical work. In this book, which was never published during his lifetime, Franck Biancheri poses the drifts of the European system, including those contained in the new Maastricht Treaty, which lead to the great …

Community or empire: up to the European citizen to choose! (excerpt from “Europe: Community or Empire?“, a book by Franck Biancheri, 1992)Communauté ou empire: au citoyen européen de choisir ! (extrait du livre “Europe: Communauté ou Empire?” de Franck Biancheri, 1992) Read More »

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 »

European Defense: a Challenge for European Democracy (Christel Hahn)Défense Européenne: un défi pour la Démocratie Européenne (Christel Hahn)

– No European army without European Democracy – Lets start with some fundamental thoughts and then go into European politics. An army is a democratic anachronism for two reasons: . can a state based upon democratic values send its sons and nowadays even its daughters, out to die, or to kill, or to be wounded …

European Defense: a Challenge for European Democracy (Christel Hahn)Défense Européenne: un défi pour la Démocratie Européenne (Christel Hahn) 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 »

LEAP Academy / 3rd EuroBRICS Webinar on Political Anticipation: executive summaryLEAP Academy / Rapport du 3ème Webinar EuroBRICS sur l’Anticipation politique

A few weeks ago took place the third EuroBRICS webinar on Political Anticipation (organized by LEAP Academy), which aimed at introducing the EuroBRICS Youth Platform to Franck’s method: Webinar 3: Political Anticipation serving decision-making : Strategies and projects for a significant role of the Euro-BRICS Youth Platform in addressing multipolar world challenges” Please find an executive …

LEAP Academy / 3rd EuroBRICS Webinar on Political Anticipation: executive summaryLEAP Academy / Rapport du 3ème Webinar EuroBRICS sur l’Anticipation politique Read More »