European Commission Study: Transgender People in the EU

The European Commission (DG Justice and Consumers) is conducting a study to better understand the socioeconomic and sociodemographic position of transgender people in the EU. It also aims to understand how national legal gender recognition policies and procedures can influence this.

As part of the study, ICF will be gathering the views and experiences of 250+ transgender people across the EU. We invite you to take part in this study if you:

  • Identify as transgender (either currently or in the past)
  • Are aged 18 years or over
  • Live in an EU Member State

Whilst any adult who identifies (or has identified) as transgender can participate, we are especially interested to hear from those who have gone through a legal gender recognition process (either partially or fully) or would like to access legal gender recognition in the future.

For transgender individuals, there are four main ways of taking part between July 2019 and September 2019:

  1. Telephone interviews. These will be available in ten languages (English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, Romanian, Czech, Hungarian or Bulgarian).
  2. An online consultation. You can do an online questionnaire in eight languages: English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, Romanian and Czech.
    • The link to the English-language questionnaire can be accessed here and will be available from 1 July 2019.
    • The multi-language version of the questionnaire can be accessed here and will be available from mid-July.
  3. Seven focus groups. The study team will conduct face-to-face focus groups in seven EU Member States. So far, focus groups are confirmed in the following Member States: Lithuania, Poland, Spain, Greece, Germany.

If you are interested in taking part in an interview or focus group and/or would like to find out more about the study, please email participate-TG@icf.com and somebody from the study team will be in contact with you. You can also access the online consultation using the links above.

More information available here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/policies/justice-and-fundamental-rights/combatting-discrimination/lesbian-gay-bi-trans-and-intersex-equality/study-transgender-people-eu_en

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