For technical reasons, the deadline for submission of bids for this open call is extended until September 30th.
The deadline for announcing the winner of the call will be October 10th.
The deadline for submission of collected data and preliminary report will be November 10th.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is taking the initiative to carry out a nationwide empirical study on women in Kosovo, to gain analytical insights into the women's perceptions, experience, expectations, and approaches towards changing realities. The study will determine the challenges that women are facing within their families, work environments and generally in the Kosovo society. The country report will be based on the independent state-of-the art representative survey, which will be conducted in August-September 2021. The contracting entity is the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung - Office Prishtina. The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung - Office Prishtina calls on research institutions and companies to express their interest in becoming research partners in this endeavor. The deadline for the application is 25th of September 5.00PM.
The study will aim at identifying the beliefs, attitudes, perceptions, behavior, and aspirations of women in Kosovo, while becoming agents of change. The study is supposed to encourage public debate and provide an in-depth analysis of the conditions women are facing in the country and their vision for the future.
More specifically, FES is interested in the contribution of women to the democratic development of the society potential contributions and recommendations for developing women and social policies within the country, related to the topics of education, employment, family and equal opportunity, anti-discrimination, politics, security and migration.
The study will use a mix methods approach, with both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods with primary as well as secondary data. Specifically, the following data gathering techniques will be used:
The survey questionnaire will cover the following themes:
a. Values, religion, and trust.
b. Family and social life.
c. Education and Employment.
d. Politics and Participation
e. Personality and health issues.
f. Security and Safety
g. Additional theme (optional, country specific)
The FES Office Prishtina will develop the questionnaire together with the selected research institution / authors. Data collection through this survey task shall be done using this questionnaire.
Country report shall broadly adhere to the following structure:
NOTE: The researchers/authors can also add other chapters or themes if this is likely contributing to the quality of the report.
The maximum length of the overall study excluding bibliography, annexes, and footnotes is 25,000 words.
The country study’s writing / referencing style and design must comply with FES standards and guidelines, which will be provided by the FES.
The country study will be an original contribution by its authors, created specifically for the purpose of this project. As such, it should adhere to high standards of academic research including but not limited to avoidance of any form of plagiarism and proper referencing of all materials used.
Tasks of this open call
The Companies, Organizations shall:
The FES Office Prishtina retains the right to reject reports and require updates as well as withhold payment on the grounds of sub-par language quality or inadequate analysis and results.
All companies, organizations applying for this task should offer together with application letter:
The application should contain the following:
Deadline for application 25th of September
Award of Contract 30th of September
Delivering survey results in form of data report with tables and graphs 25th of October