Following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, we are commissioning new reports to examine the impact on young people.
 
The UK research was launched in 2017; we are now looking to commission Next Generation Ireland, to encompass the whole island of Ireland, to examine how young people across the island are reacting to ongoing change. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, ratified in north and south, and underpinned by common recourse to European courts. This young generation has also always broadly known peace in Northern Ireland. The prospect of Brexit also casts a shadow over that peace process – the prospect of a physical border between the north and south viewed as a potential outcome of a ‘hard’ Brexit.
 
The Next Generation Ireland report will ask a nationally representative sample (95% confidence rate or higher) of young people aged 18-30 who are Irish nationals in Ireland and British and Irish nationals in Northern Ireland about their experiences, their engagement in the civic, economic, social and democratic life of their country and their aspirations on influencing their community, country and wider world. This forms part of the global Next Generation series led by the British Council.
 
Next Generation is a research programme that gathers data to explore the needs, potential, and aspirations of young people (18-30) globally. The overall aim of Next Generation is:
  • Understanding youth attitudes and aspirations
  • Amplifying youth voice
  • Supporting better youth policy-making 
Specification
 

The British Council is looking to appoint a reputable research provider with the following qualities:

  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research portfolio, evidenced by previous projects
  • Expertise in conducting interviews and identifying case studies – evidenced by previous research projects and consultancy
  • Strong dedicated team with suitable experience and qualifications
  • Knowledge and expertise of the island of Ireland
  • Experience of working with young people, and with evidence of showing how they can engage and amplify youth voice in this research
  • A real understanding of the Next Generation brief
  • Offering good value for money
  • Capacity to deliver within an agreed timeframe

The final methodology used for this research project will be agreed by the appointed researchers in consultation with the British Council.

Please download and complete the documents below to submit your application to emily.morrison@britishcouncil.org by 19th January 2018. 

Please note that there is one correction to the RFP document below: the study will ask a nationally representative sample (95% confidence rate or higher) of young people aged 18-30 who are Irish nationals in Ireland and British and Irish nationals in Northern Ireland about their experiences, their engagement in the civic, economic, social and democratic life of their country and their aspirations on influencing their community, country and wider world’. Please take this into account in your proposed methodology.