History of the association
History of the association The foundation of the Fraternité Européenne et du Monde – F.E.M. association dates back to February 2022. Suggested by Serge DELVENNE who wanted to avoid confusion with other associations claiming to be pro-European, but with an almost similar sounding in the name, Serge DELVENNE then had the idea of naming the new infrastructure FRATERNITE EUROPEENNE ET DU MONDE. Starting from the observation of a lack of common policy and solidarity between the member countries of the European Union in the management of the COVID-19 crisis among others, he wanted to bring people together around a project aimed at to promote all the assets available to the countries and partners of the European Union. Serge Delvenne, a politician from Liège, is a convinced Europeanist, but terribly disappointed and dissatisfied with the image he perceived of the EU in its current configuration, as well as its inability to unite to carry out a common policy, to have only one presidency, a strong common economy, as well as its own army. The recent Russo-Ukrainian war, at the gates of Europe, has highlighted the need and the urgency of setting up a European military intervention force in order to enforce and defend our values, and to take gradually our autonomy from the O.T.A.N. Well aware for some time that the Union arouses within the population, disinterest and sometimes a certain form of mistrust, even exasperation, he then said to himself that it was the right time to act. Strengthened by the enthusiasm and support for the project shown to him by a certain number of people from the political, economic, cultural and business worlds, Serge DELVENNE then decided to work together with his new partners to draft the statutes of the new association. These are completed during the last Sunday of March 2022. During the general assembly, which ratified the creation of the new association, Serge DELVENNE, was elected president, Thomas LEGRAIVE, First Vice-president, Michèle LEGRAND, Second Vice-president, Bertrand LAVRENOV, President of the cultural unit, Gil-Laurent BOURDOUX, Head of Protocol and Defense Advisor, Lieven CLAUS, Head of Relations with Flanders, Kaysone SOURIVONG, Head of Relations with the countries of Southeast Asia Laos /Thailand, Jean-Paul WALLKENIER, Public Relations, Dieudonné KEMPELE-KWEBE, General Secretary, Christina GIUBBI, Daily Management Advisor. The statutes were published in the Belgian Official Gazette on May 16, 2022. Thus was born Fraternité Européenne et du Monde, which has since received the support of many representatives of the Belgian and European political world and the diplomatic world.
A logo, symbols…
A logo, symbols… The 5 stars: The 5 five-pointed gold stars symbolize the 5 (inhabited) continents: Europe, Africa, Asia, America, Oceania. The Dove: In the biblical episode of the Flood, the dove wisely returns to Noah’s Ark carrying an olive branch in its beak, a divine message that the waters have receded and that calm has returned to earth. From there, the dove became a symbol of peace and hope. The Olive Palms: The olive branch has had a very strong meaning for millennia. It symbolizes peace as well as victory, loyalty and strength. This very strong symbolism has its origins in Greek mythology but also in holy writings such as the Bible and the Koran. The Circle: The circle is the most common symbol, and of universal significance. It is one of the first forms drawn by humans. It has neither beginning nor end, which makes it a universal symbol of eternity, perfection, divinity, infinity,… It represents the cycles of the natural world. Blue: Blue symbolizes the cloudless blue sky, and was chosen in 1950 by Arsène HEITZ, designer of the European flag, which at the time had only 6 members. He later added 12 golden stars which symbolize the founding states of Europe: France, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and what was then called West Germany. . This flag was adopted by all the communities in 1986 with the arrival of Portugal and Spain which gave birth to “the Europe of 12”. White: In the Western world white is associated with purity, peace, it is the symbol of wisdom, innocence, purity and the Divine. Gold: The color gold is often seen as a symbol of wealth, but it is also associated with a symbol of deeper spirituality, especially in the teachings of Buddhism. Red: Red is a strong color, synonymous with power, strength, energy, passion and obviously love. But red also represents blood, danger and revolt. Green: The color green is associated with hope, luck, calm. Since the romantic era, green has become the color of nature, health and more recently that of ecology. The logo was entirely designed by Serge DELVENNE who proposed it to the Board of Directors which unanimously approved it in March 2022.