The European Institute for Gender Equality, the regulatory agency of the European Union, is planning to award a public contract referred to above.

The study commissioned through this Invitation to tender is undertaken within the scope of EIGE’s strategic medium-term priorities for 2016-2018 and Single Programming Documents (SPDs). It is part of EIGE’s wider framework of activities aimed at providing support to the Presidency countries of the Council of the EU by monitoring progress in the selected critical areas of concern of the Beijing Platform for Action.

The overall objective of the study is to carry out qualitative research in order to identify how digital technologies can be used to promote gender equality through the social and political participation of girls and boys, and to identify the biggest gender-related risks oldigitalisation for boys and girls (hate speech, cyber violence, societal pressures/body image, games that pose risks in terms of suicide/physical harm, etc.). The research shall be carried out in 10 EU selected Member States. The research shall adopt the following research methods: qualitative research (focus groups with girls and boys and expert interviews) allowing for an in-depth analysis of gendered practices related to opportunities and risks of digital technologies to promote gender equality among young people in the EU at large.

All tenders must be submitted no later than 12:00 Vilnius time 15/09/2017.