We’ve set up a francophone FSFE list:
This breaks our tradition of setting up public lists based on country or regional borders. Europe is complex and the boundaries that history has drawn are not always ideal for community forming.
So, if you know French-speaking people or communities in Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, France, or anywhere else, please tell them about this new list.
The main risk with this approach is that the imbalance of population sizes will lead to the list being dominated by discussion of events in the largest region (France). To minimise this, we’ll make an effort to encourage membership of people from outside France.
(Yes, yes, "why are you announcing this in English??" – because that’s the language my blog is in!)