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

The study seeks to analyse the conditions that support young people and allow them to reach their potential as fulfilled, productive and active citizens. Research is initiated in countries that are experiencing a period of significant change, with the purpose of ensuring that young people’s voices are heard and their interests properly represented in decisions that will have lasting implications for their lives. The research is always completed with a series of recommendations based on supporting policy change.

Germany is seen as an economic powerhouse as well as a political leader. Is Germany’s youth comfortable with this central role their country plays in the EU? Are they concerned that political instability, both within Germany and with the EU (with Brexit and the rise of a number of populist, nationalist parties in the bloc), threatens their status as a nation, and/or their own futures? How do they perceive their identity in terms of local, national and international connections, and values? What are their aspirations in education, employment and culture? And what are their concerns?

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

  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research portfolio
  • Expertise in conducting interviews and identifying case studies – evidenced by previous research projects and consultancy
  • Knowledge and expertise of Germany, particularly youth and youth issues
  • Offering good value for money
  • Capacity to deliver within the timeframes set out

For further information please download the documents below.

The deadline for application is 17.00 BST on 26 July 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to IT issues we have experienced we have not been able to access clarification questions sent after 26 June to the original email listed. We are providing a new email for clarification questions and ask that interested suppliers resend any clarification questions to the following email: Naomi.McAteer@britishcouncil.org

Due to this, we are adjusting the timeline for clarification questions, responses and submission of applications to ensure potential suppliers are not disadvantaged. The new timeline is as below:

RFP Issued to bidding suppliers - 2 July 2018 

Deadline for clarification questions (Clarification Deadline)  - 18 July 2018 (12.00 BST)

British Council to respond to clarification questions  - 19 July 2018 (17.00 BST)

Deadline for submission of RFP responses by potential suppliers (Response Deadline)  -  26 July 2018 (17.00 BST)

Final Decision - week of 30 July 2018

Inception meeting  - week of 30 July 2018

Contract start date  - 6 August 2018

Many thanks for your interest in this consultancy.