We are delighted to confirm EMIS 2023/24.

The European MSM Internet Survey (EMIS) is a multi-country, multi-language, anonymous online survey for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM).

EMIS is a joint project of community, academic, and governmental partners across Europe, to inform sexual health interventions for MSM. It occurred in 2010 and 2017 with core-funding from the European Union Health Programme. Since October 2023, we have managed to establish sufficient funding for repeating EMIS, with data collection planned for late 2023 and early 2024.

EMIS-2023/24 is executed by a consortium of three partners: Deutsche Aidshilfe (DAH), Maastricht University, and Robert Koch Institute (RKI). Team DAH: Dr. Axel J. Schmidt (co-principal investigator), Dr. Tamás Bereczky (coordinator EEA/CH/IL), Uwe Diehl, with the support of Dr. Dirk Sander, Jonathan Gregory, Ferenc Bagyinszky, Alexandra Gurinova, Silke Klumb. Team Maastricht: Prof. Dr. Kai J Jonas (co-principal investigator), Liana Aphami (data coordinator), Jules L Casalini (trans sub-survey). Team RKI: Dr. Ulrich Marcus (co-principal investigator), Dr. Nikolay Lunchenkov (coordinator EECA/DE).

We are currently busy updating and translating the questionnaire. Thanks a lot to all who have given input.

EMIS-2023/24 is co-funded by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control  (ECDC) and the following countries: BE, CH, DE, EE, IE, IL, LU, NL, NO, PT, and SE. For details see EMIS-2023/24 Network. One of the key benefits of EMIS has been the possibility of completing the questionnaire in all of the official languages of the European Economic Area (EEA). This is particularly important for countries with large proportions of migrants from Southern, Eastern, or South-eastern Europe.

We aim at covering 50 countries and 33 languages.

Countries receiving national funding are shown in dark blue colour, countries with a light blue tone are either included without funding (as national languages are already covered), or they are co-funded by ECDC. The coordinator for all blue-shaded countries is Tamás Bereczky (EEA/CH/IL).

Countries receiving funding from Germany (German Ministry of Health, or Germany’s Global Health Protection Programme) are shown in dark green colour. The coordinator for all dark-green-shaded countries is Nikolay Lunchenkov (EECA/DE). Countries with a light-green shading have a complex funding structure and are jointly coordinated.

Countries in dark grey were either included in previous EMIS research waves or had initially planned to be included in EMIS-2023/24 but now are not participating.

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