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A silent tear for Franck Biancheri

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 ...

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Agora of Euroland Citizens, by LEAP2020

What is the Euroland Agora? VISION Euroland Agora recognizes Eurozone as a fertile ground to initiate the political and democratic integration of Europe. Based on this idea, Euroland Agora aims at contributing to the emergence of a democratic Euroland at the heart of the EU, in an innovating way that ...

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LEAP launches new working group – « Euroland Governance 2020 »: completing the Eurozone’s institutional embryo, securing its democratic articulation

For some twenty years, the building and management of Europe took place in the framework of the European Union (EU) which replaced in 1992 the previous framework, called European Community. This framework is now breathless. Questioned by member-states and citizens alike, attacked on every front, it endangers the European project ...

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Languages and EU democratisation: the need for an efficient strategy

by Franck Biancheri 20/01/2006   Discussions, debates are the core of democracy. Language is the instrument for discussing. Languages are therefore at the very core of any EU democratisation process. When you go around Europe and discuss with people on the future of Europe, as I did for instance during ...

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The European Union confronted with the challenge of its own democratization – The greatest political challenge for the EU during the next two decades

by Franck Biancheri 23/11/2004   An immense political “depression” is gaining force throughout the European electorate An immense democratic/political “depression” is in the midst of being created in the very heart of European continental politics. The 200 million voters that chose not to participate in June 2004 are the proof. ...

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“Yes to the Constitution… But with Democracy on top of that”

Working document by Franck Biancheri for the cabinets of Ministers Barnier and Haigneré 10/09/2004 Working document prepared by Franck Biancheri, Director of Studies and Strategy for Europe 2020 and presented to the cabinets of Ministers Michel Barnier and Claudie Haigneré in October 2004 I. Yes-But Campaign: Motivations and Principles The ...

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Middle East 2020: the region which needs two ’dreams’

  by Franck Biancheri 09/03/2004   Two years ago, at the first Miami Transatlantic Week, participants and speakers from two sides of the Atlantic declared that it was time for both European and American civil societies to help Arabs and Israelis to build up a peaceful and democratic Middle East. ...

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2004 or the birth of Euroland

by Franck Biancheri 12/02/2004 2004 will be the year of enlargement (certainly), the constitution (perhaps) and Euroland (undoubtedly)! The Stability Pact, which had never had the slightest chance of working to manage Euroland, has now lapsed. The EU-25 will be paralysed from May 2004 and will therefore become unable to ...

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Bringing Europeans to the Moon

by Franck Biancheri 01/12/2003     Year 2003, with recent tragedy of US space shuttle Columbia and with very likely launch of a manned spacecraft by China, is definitely closing an era of space conquest and opening a completely new one. The finishing era is the era of USA/Russia complete ...

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The three post-war scenarios regarding EU-US relations

by Franck Biancheri 17/04/2003 In May 1997, in Washington, at the ’Bridging the Atlantic : People to People’ conference, organized by State Department, EU Commission and Dutch Foreign Affairs, we (a bunch of European and American citizens coming from NGOs and academia) invented TIESWEB in order to increase the relations between ...

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Upon whom will the ashes of Baghdad fall down?

  by Franck Biancheri 14/04/2003   In one way or another, this is the question asked to the entire world today. Strangely, the various answers provided to this question do not seem to depend on people’s appreciation of the military campaign along the two usual criteria: . the probability of ...

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ERASMUS… and then what?

by Franck Biancheri 12/11/2002   Recently, the European Commission has been celebrating its 1 million ERASMUS students. Romano Prodi has personally reverberated the event in an article underlining the programme’s success and launching some orientations for the future. Being among those who made it possible for the ERASMUS programme to ...

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How to avoid having the Copenhagen Summit go down in history as a missed opportunity: the successful enlargement of the European Union !

by Franck Biancheri 10/10/2002   I. Some methodological and operational advises to succeed in Copenhagen The following recommendations, in the line of the ’three scenarios for Enlargement’ published by Europe 2020 in November 2001 and of the “Europe 2020 vision” project, launched in June 2002, are based on the intention ...

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Switching from EU to Euroland Daring the future,

by Franck Biancheri 19/10/2001   The unability of the European system to find sustainable ways towards the future, as well as the scattered aspect of the political contributions of the European leaders, show it : the EU has reached a limit. Illegitimate child of the European Community and of the ...

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Immigration, Civilisations, European Integration …, only one question matters: Do we want or not that the immigrants’ children become true Europeans?

par Franck Biancheri 12/10/2001 Since WWII, almost all EU countries, one after the other, have discovered the issue of immigration, while for decades or centuries they were only emigration countries. France is the only European country facing immigration for almost two centuries UK, Germany, Holland, Scandinavia, Italy, Spain, … all ...

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