Network EMIS-2010

We begin by thanking all of the men who took part in EMIS-2010 for being part of something huge!

EMIS-2010 was run by a network of more than 80 partners across Europe. The network was very diverse and included governmental public health departments, academic institutions, LGBT and HIV prevention NGOs, supra-national organisations, and networking and online dating websites for MSM. 

EMIS-2010 was primarily organised by a group of six partner organisations from five countries. These Associated Partners were official contractors with the European Commission. They co-funded the project and shared responsibilities in realising the project and in producing, analysing, and disseminating the results. Certain scientists based at each Associated Partner worked at least part-time on EMIS. All Associated Partners have access to the whole European data set. National EMIS-2010 data for Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom were analysed by the respective Associated Partners. After the end of the funding period (09/2011), the Associated Partners continued the project on a voluntary basis, including in-depth analyses, data administration, and issemination of results.

Associated Partners
Advisory Board

The EMIS-2010 Advisory Board consisted of representatives of three European organisations…

  • Executive Agency for Health and Consumer Protection (EAHC)
  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
  • World Health Organization, Europe (WHO Europe)

… and of two national partners who where elected during the first general meeting of EMIS-2010 (Brussels, December 2009) to represent the interests of all national partners

The Associated Partners and the Advisory Board formed the EMIS-2010 Steering Group.

Associated Researchers
  • Axel J. Schmidt (DE/UK)  Project co-ordination and design, network and publication co-ordination
  • Peter Weatherburn (UK) Promotion co-ordination and project design
  • Ulrich Marcus (DE) Project initiation and design
  • Ford Hickson (UK) Project design and implementation
  • David Reid (UK) Technical implementation
  • Harm J. Hospers (NL) Questionnaire drafting
  • Rigmor C. Berg (NO)
  • Percy Fernández-Davila (ES)
  • Cinta Folch (ES)
  • Laia Ferrer (ES)
  • Michele Breveglieri (IT)
  • Martina Furegato (IT)
  • Todd Sekuler (DE)
Advisory Board Members
  • Cinthia Menel-Lemos (EAHC)
  • Marita van de Laar / Teymur Noori (ECDC)
  • Ulrich Laukamm-Josten (WHO)
  • Rigmor C. Berg (NO)
  • Irena Klavs / Aleš Lamut (SI)
Collaborating Partners

EMIS-2010 Collaborating Partners supported the project, helped to implement the survey in their respective country, and to disseminate results.

All Collaborating Partners listed below with a URL have direct access to their respective national data sub-set of EMIS-2010 and can be contacted for requests regarding national data analyses. Most of these partners provided national reports on EMIS-2010 data in the language(s) of their country.

Europe: PlanetRomeo, Manhunt and Manhunt Cares, ILGA-Europe, Aids Action Europe, European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG),

AT: Aids-Hilfe Wien; BE: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis, Ex Aequo, Sensoa, Arc-en-ciel; BG: National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Queer Bulgaria Foundation*; BY: Встреча; CH: Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive, Aids-Hilfe Schweiz; CY: Research Unit in Behaviour & Social Issues; CZ: Charles University (Institute of Sexology), Ceska spolecnost AIDS pomoc; DE: Berlin Social Science Research Center (WZB), Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe; Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA); DK: Statens Serum Institut (Department of Epidemiology), stopaids; ES: National Centre of Epidemiology, stopsida, Ministry of Health and Social Politics; EE: National Institute for Health Development (Tervise Arengu Instituut); FI: University of Tampere (Department of Nursing Science), HIV-saatio/Aids-tukikeskus; FR: Institut de veille sanitaire (InVS), AIDeS, Act Up Paris, Sida Info Service, Le Kiosque, The Warning; GR: Positive Voice; HR: University of Zagreb (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences); HU: Tàrsaság a szabadságjogokért (TASZ, Hungarian Civil Liberties Union), Háttér; IE: Gay Men’s Health Service, Health Services Executive (Feidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte); IT: University of Bologna, Arcigay, Instituto Superiore di Sanità; LT: Center for Communicable Diseases and AIDS; LV: The Infectiology Center of Latvia; Mozaika; LU: Centre de Recherche Public de la Santé; MD: GenderDoc-M; MK: Equality for Gays and Lesbians (EGAL); MT: Public Health Regulation Department, Ministry for Social Policy; NL: schorer; NO: Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, The Norwegian Institute of Public Health; PL: National AIDS Centre, Lambda Warszawa; PT: GAT Portugal, University of Porto (Medical School), Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; RO: PSI Romania RS: Safe Pulse of Youth; RU: PSI Russia, La Sky; SE: Malmö University, Riksforbundet for homosexuellas, bisexuellas och transpersoners rattigheter (RFSL); SI: National Institute of Public Health, Legebitra, ŠKUC-Magnus, DIH; SK: OZ Odyseus; TR: Turkish Public Health Association, KAOS-GL, Istanbul LGBTT, Siyah Pembe Ucgen Izmir; UA: Gay Alliance, Nash Mir, LiGA Nikolaev; UK: City University, London, Terrence Higgins Trust and the CHAPS partnership including GMFA, The Eddystone Trust, Healthy Gay Life, The Lesbian and Gay Foundation, The Metro Centre London, NAM, Trade Sexual Health, and Yorkshire MESMAC.

*Our esteemed partner Dim Dukov passed away on 28 February 2012, aged 47—may he rest in peace.


Primary Funding: EU Health Programme 2008–2013 for Europe (funding period: 14.3.2009–13.9.2011).

Other financial contributions: CEEISCat – Centre d’Estudis Epidemiològics sobre les ITS/HIV/SIDA de Catalunya (2009–2011); CHAPS / Department of Health for England (2009–2011); Maastricht University (2009–2011); Regione del Veneto (2009–2011); Robert Koch Institute (2009–2011); BZgA (Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung, 2010–2011); German Ministry of Health (2010); Finnish Ministry of Health (2010); Norwegian Institute of Public Health (2010–2011); Swedish Board of Health and Welfare (2010–2011)

Administrative co-ordination: GIZ (Merle Achten, 2009–2010; Isgard Peter, 2010–2011; Romina Stelter, 2011; Stefanie Schmidt, 2009–2011)