Franck Biancheri

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Franck Biancheri
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Leader of Newropeans
In office
24 June 2007 – 21 June 2011
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byMargit Reiser-Schober
Personal details
Born(1961-03-11)11 March 1961
Nice, France
Died30 October 2012(2012-10-30) (aged 51)
Paris, France
WebsiteOfficial website

Franck Biancheri (11 March 1961 – 30 October 2012) was the founder of the Newropeans European political party and the leader from June 2006.[1] The party planned to run for campaigns in the 2009 elections to the European Parliament with representatives in all member states simultaneously.

Biancheri had previously founded the European Students' Forum (AEGEE) in 1985 and the think tank LEAP/Europe2020 in 1998.


Biancheri was born in Nice, France.[2] He lived in Cannes, and had one daughter.

From 1991, through several networks including the Promotheus-Europe group, he contributed to enhance relationship between the European Union and several parts of the world (Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, the Arabic world, South America, Asia, and North America)[3][4][5] In 1997, at Blair House, during an EU-US summit in Washington, he launches TIESWeb,[6] the first transatlantic web portal dedicated to dialog between European and American civil societies.[7][8]

In 2003 he was among the top twenty "heroes" for being a "French champion of European unity"[9] in a poll by Time Europe.

From 2006, he was the scientific coordinator of the Leap2020 think tank.

Biancheri died on 30 October 2012.[10] He had been seriously ill from cancer for four years.


  1. ^ "Biography". 1987-03-21. Archived from the original on 2012-08-23. Retrieved 2012-10-31.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-07. Retrieved 2008-07-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Partenariat Euro-Méditerranéen : La réussite passe par la société civile". Retrieved 2012-10-31.
  4. ^ "IIAS Newsletter 13, Summer 1997, General News 02". 1997-06-06. Retrieved 2012-10-31.
  5. ^ "INTERCAMBIOS ENTRE EL VIEJO Y EL NUEVO MUNDO - Archivo - Archivo Digital de Noticias de Colombia y el Mundo desde 1.990". Retrieved 2012-10-31.
  6. ^ Olivier JOSEPH pour TIESWeb. "Transatlantic Information Exchange System [TIES]". Retrieved 2012-10-31.
  7. ^ Olivier JOSEPH pour TIESWeb (1999-01-01). "Transatlantic Information Exchange System [TIES]". Retrieved 2012-10-31.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-03. Retrieved 2012-03-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ TIMEeurope Magazine | Heroes 2003
  10. ^ Obituary: Franck Biancheri died this Tuesday, October 30, 2012; Requiescat in Pace Archived February 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, 30 October 2012

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