Call for Offer: Public Opinion Poll to Understand Opinions and Attitudes Towards LGBTIQ+ People in the Western Balkans

Background and Objectives: 


ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association for the Western Balkans and Türkiye is a regional network association of 80 member organisations operating in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, and Türkiye. Our main working areas are a) capacity development for our member organizations, b) national, regional and international advocacy, c) research and d) public campaigning. 


As part of our advocacy and research work, we intend to expand and increase the evidence base concerning public attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer persons in the countries of the Western Balkans and Türkiye. For this purpose, we are looking for a company to develop and implement for us a public opinion poll, including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Türkiye, in order to provide us with empirical information on the understandings and views of the general public towards LGBTIQ+ people. The survey should provide the possibility also for LGBTIQ+ respondents to participate and share their experiences. The survey should collect inputs on perceptions about discrimination, violence, acceptance, family rights, and political participation. 


The results of this survey will help us and our member organizations to conduct evidence-based advocacy and campaigning work and to understand the impact of our movement’s work in the last ten years. 


Specific objectives:


  • To collect data on attitudes and opinions of the general public towards LGBTIQ+ people, and perceptions of LGBTIQ+ people in the Western Balkans and Türkiye, through a regional online survey which will focus on visibility and acceptance, safety, hate speech and hate crimes, legal, social, economic, political and family rights, gender rights and political representation and participation;
  • To produce a survey report including analysis of the findings and recommendations to decision-makers and other stakeholders for the improvement of the situation of LGBTIQ+ people in the Western Balkans and Türkiye;

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Technical Skills and Experience:




Public Opinion Poll to be carried out and report delivered before 31 December 2022.


Application Process


Interested service providers should submit their application at [email protected] no later than 25 November 2022, 16:00 CET, with the subject Public Opinion Poll_(name of the provider). The application should include: 


Evaluation criteria 


The evaluation of the offers will be based on the following criteria: