What do we see?
To show that the mobilisation is growing, we just put side by side the two maps. The first one is from the 4-5 March demonstration and the second one, a week later.
- The @PulseOfEurope account is still central in all the discussions
- There is a growing mobilisation around the dutch account (in pink) and the french one (in purple)
- The french account @PoEFrance is clearly linked with some EU federalist twitter accounts (JEF accounts, @MarchEurope) in all the discussions
If we focus only on this period, we see how the Brussels demonstration rises in the wordcloud. Nevertheless, German remains the main language, following the numerous demonstrations taking place in German cities, and the publications in German media (Heute Journal, ZDF, Tagesschau) which tweeted about the demonstrations.
Below, you can see :
- That the tweets from @Why_Europe have expanded into the federalist network between the 5 and 12 march.
- It also seems that Pulse Of Europe France (@PoEFrance) has strong links with the federalist movement, organising a march in Rome at the end of March.
The mobilisation expands through German-speaking stakeholders
Behind the story of this rising movement, we see that #PulseOfEurope expands consequently to the actions of German-speaking activists.
Pulse of Europe NL and FR
It seems that German speaking activists have helped create awareness around the Pulse of Europe NL account :
- the first followers gained by the @PulseOfEuropeNL account after its creation are German-speaking students or activists
- the first Retweets and mentions the account received were from people living in Germany
We also noted that for now, the only political parties represented inside the online dissemination of the hashtag are people who are close to the Green party in Germany (only a few of them are from the Social-Democrats or the Liberals).
Pulse of Europe in Brussels