In the run-up to the European Parliament elections of May 2019, EuVisions is monitoring the online activity of the members of the EU Parliament.
Out of 750 MEPs, we were able to retrieve 666 active Twitter profiles (88.8% of total).
At the beginning of October, we started tracking the activity of MEPs by collecting the tweets they send as well as the reactions they receive, in terms of retweets and replies.
The MEPs we are monitoring come from all of the 28 EU countries (including the UK) and belong to all the nine EP groups:
- the European People’s Party (EPP),
- the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D),
- the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE),
- the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR),
- the Greens/European Free Alliance (Greens/EFA),
- the Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL),
- the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group (EFDD),
- the Europe of Nations and Freedom Group (ENN) and
- the Non-attached Members.
Our goal is to detect:
- the main topics of discussions,
- the protagonists of the debate and
- MEPs’ capacity to engage citizens in their online discussions.
The results of the monitoring activity take the form of a series of weekly infographic articles which you will find below, after the methodology section.
If you would like to have more information about the project, please write to Martina Zaghi, at firstname.lastname@example.org.