The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has just launched an EU-wide LGBTQ+ survey in an attempt to capture the experiences, views and concerns of community members.
The online survey is open to members of the queer community that are at least 15 years old and live in one of the EU member states, Albania, Serbia or North Macedonia.
It will be open until the end of July 2023 and asks a range of questions about general life experiences, such as personal circumstances, environment and experiences with discrimination, violence and harassment.
In order to give weight to the results, the European ‘LGBTIQ Survey’ counts on the participation of a large and diverse group of participants from each country. It “encourages the LGBTIQ community to take part, have their say, and share it widely among family and friends”.
Are you Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex or Queer living in Europe??️???
We want to hear from you!
Have your say!
— EU Fundamental Rights ➡️ #HumanRights (@EURightsAgency) June 15, 2023
Because there is very little comparable data about the everyday experiences of LGBTQ+ people in the EU, the results will aid national and European policymakers as well as non-governmental and civil society organisations to better target their advocacy strategies and activities to support the LGBTQ+ community.
Previous surveys, for example, were used to shape the ‘European Commission’s LGBTIQ Equality Strategy 2020-2025’, which aims to ensure equality for all queer people and improve their legal situation within the EU.
It is important to note that taking part is completely anonymous as the data is only stored locally on devices and is deleted once the survey is completed. The questions should take no more than 20 minutes to answer, and participation is highly encouraged.
If you want to take part in the EU LGBTQ+ survey or learn more about it, you can find more information on the official website.
You can also find the survey on social media under the hashtag #LGBTIQsurvey or by following the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.
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