In Memoriam: Franck Biancheri

Recently we received the sad news that Franck Biancheri has passed away on October 29th. In 1985 he foundet the organisation EGEE in Paris that 3 years later was renamed to AEGEE. Franck Biancheri got the ball rolling that developed into the largest interdisciplinary student organisation in Europe. He counts as one of the fathers of the Erasmus programme having convinced Francois Mitterand in 1987 to support the programme. In 1998 he Biancheri founded the European think tank Europe 2020. Further he was honorary chairman of the party Newropeans who work for the democratisation of the EU. His visions will live on through the many people he inspired.

There is an online space for you to leave your words of gratitude for Franck Biancheri.

In Key to Europe Euractiv Blog:


Highlights of his speech at the Agora in Enschede (NL) in May 2012:

Agora AEGEE Enschede MAY 2012 summary speech Franck Biancheri

The speech in full length:

Speech Franck Biancheri: Occupy the future, may 2012