IGLYO — The International LGBTQI Youth & Student Organisation is launching a call for tenders for services related to research on LGBTQI youth and mental health. Please read through the full call below and send your application as per our instructions in "How to apply?" by 15 September 2023 at 23:59 CEST.
You can also download this full call in PDF.
Founded in 1984 and based in Brussels, IGLYO is the largest member-based network in the world dedicated to LGBTQI youth and their rights. Today, we gather over 110 Member Organisations in more than 40 Council of Europe countries, as well as countless friends and partners worldwide. Our work focuses on the protection, empowerment, and freedom of LGBTQI young people between 18-30 years old.
We strive to ensure the voices and experiences of LGBTQI young people are present and heard by decision-makers at European and international levels by designing and conducting research, advocacy, and communications on our concerns.
In addition, IGLYO aims to build the confidence, skills and experience of LGBTQI young people and give them opportunities to connect through cross-cultural, cross-border exchange, peer learning, and training activities that support our communities as well as the protection of our rights. You can read more about IGLYO on www.iglyo.com.
LGBTIQ youth often experience outsized barriers to enjoying their right to health. However, there has been limited research into the experiences and needs of LGBTIQ young people in this area, specifically covering the European region. Over the last two years, IGLYO has been working with its members and with young activists to build a body of research on this topic.
In 2022, we hosted an international activity on the topic of health in relation to young LGBTQI people. A significant strand of this international activity was advocacy, with a goal of empowering our participants to contribute to IGLYO’s future advocacy work. We gathered 23 young people from around the Council of Europe region in the heart of Zagreb. We discussed and explored various topics. As a result of this work, we identified mental health as one of the key priorities for LGBTQI young people.
We are now looking for a consultant to design and implement research to explore LGBTQI young people’s views on mental health, covering topics such as suicide risk, anxiety and depression, the impact of external factors on mental health (current social environment, physical harm, discrimination), family acceptance or rejection, access to healthcare services, and access to other affirming spaces.
In the framework of the EU Health Policy Platform, and the European Commission Comprehensive approach to mental health, we want this research to provide further data to assist the work of the European Commission in mainstreaming LGBTIQ equality through a youth lens. We also want this research to provide data that could be relevant in the context of a thematic review of the Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)5 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on measures to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity on the topic of health.
The goal of this research is to assess the current needs and difficulties experienced by LGBTQI young people related to mental health. Key objectives are:
The consultant will have to submit the following deliverables:
The consultant should demonstrate that they fulfil the following criteria:
Interested applicants should send the following documents:
Send your application to IGLYO’s Policy & Research Manager Rú Ávila Rodríguez (they/them) at email@example.com. Applications should be sent by 15 September 2023 at 23:59 CEST.
If you have any questions, please send them to the same email address. Expect a certain delay in replies before the beginning of September.
This research is funded by the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) 2021-2027 programme of the European Union, and by the Council of Europe. The contents of the tender are the sole responsibility of IGLYO and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.
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