Call for proposals (deadline Nov. 27th) for Kyrgyz researchers 21. November 2020 The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is taking the initiative to carry out a region-wide empirical study on youth in Central Asia in order to gain analytical insights into the young generation’s perceptions, awareness, expectations and approaches towards changing realities. The study will determine challenges and urgent tasks youth is facing within their societies. Model and point of orientation for the study will be the FES Youth Studies, which were carried out in the region of Southeast Europe in 2018/2019 and the resulting comparative regional studies as well as Russia in 2019/2020. Similar surveys have been commissioned and implemented by the FES in Central and Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, as well as in the Middle East. The country report will be based on independent state-of-the art representative surveys, which were conducted simultaneously in 3 countries of the region in February 2020. The contracting entity is the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Bishkek office. Elements of standardization and regional coordination will apply. Full access to the data obtained through the surveys will be provided to the authors of the country reports. In addition, the reports should also be informed by current literature and secondary sources from contemporary youth studies. FES Bishkek has already contracted a team of researchers from University of Mainz, Germany. The team supervises the FES youth studies in many countries and is already familiar with the data basis of the Kyrgyz study. FES is now looking for 2 authors from Kyrgyzstan joining the team.