« 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

(Video) ERASMUS: When citizens build Europe – A gift from the AAFB to AEGEE-EUROPE, to commemorate their 30th anniversary!(Vidéo) ERASMUS: Quand les citoyens construisent l’Europe – Un cadeau de l’AAFB à AEGEE-EUROPE, dans le cadre de la commémoration de leur 30ème anniversaire!

Many events have been planned in the early months of 2015 to commemorate AEGEE-Europe’s 30th anniversary. In contribution to these celebrations, l’Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri, through “Franck Biancheri Year” label, enabled the realisation of significant events such as “The Night of the 7 antennae” in April (cf. article AEGEE-Europe ’s 30th anniversary – Seven AAFB delegates in AEGEE’s Night of the 7 Antennae) or the conference “Back to the roots” organized in March by AEGEE-Paris with AAFB.

Willing to wish one more time an “Happy Birthday “to AEGEE-EUROPE, AAFB is happy to offer this video which briefly tells the story of the adoption of the ERASMUS programme and the major part AEGEE and Franck BIancheri played in the process.

Should be watched by those interested in the ERASMUS programme’s Citizen History or by those willing seeking inspiration to launch European initiatives!

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Début 2015, de nombreux évènements se sont tenus pour commémorer les 30 ans d’AEGEE-Europe. L’Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri, au travers du label “Franck Biancheri Year”, a permis la réalisation de projets d’envergure, à l’image de la “Nuit des 7 antennes” organisée en avril dernier (cf. article AEGEE-Europe’s 30th anniversary – Seven AAFB delegates in AEGEE’s Night of the 7 Antennae) ou de la conférence “Back to the roots” organisée en mars par AEGEE-Paris avec l’AAFB.

Désireuse de marquer une nouvelle fois le coup, l’AAFB est heureuse d’offrir au réseau AEGEE-Europe cette vidéo, revenant sur les temps forts de l’adoption du programme ERASMUS et mettant en exergue le rôle primordial tenu par AEGEE-Europe et par Franck Biancheri dans le processus d’adoption.

Cette vidéo est à regarder par tous ceux intéressés par l’Histoire Citoyenne du programme ERASMUS ou en quête d’inspiration pour lancer d’autres initiatives européennes!

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