Men who have sex with men (MSM)   / Projects

First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
An European Model of HIV Prevention focusing on Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) [Everywhere]
To generate and validate an innovative European model of good practice for HIV prevention in MSM for use across Europe, and particularly in ‘gay venues’. This will be supported through the collabo...
To generate and validate an innovative European model of good practice for HIV prevention in MSM for use across Europe, and particularly in ‘gay venues’. This will be supported through the collaborative efforts of a European network of organisations consisting of public administrations, academic organisations, NGOs who are active in HIV issues or defending the rights of gay people, and organisations which bring together gay business owners. The model of good practice which will be developed within the Everywhere project aims to put culturally adapted HIV prevention information and materials in clients’ hands in those environments where anonymous sex between men is practiced. This will contribute to raising awareness within MSM of HIV prevention messages by joining forces with four different businesses sectors that are associated with HIV preventing homosexual tourism and entertainment in Europe.
Start date: 01/04/2008 - End date: 01/01/2011

Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2007)
Topic: Men who have sex with men (MSM)  
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
USTAN_FY2014 [USTAN_FY2014]
The International Coordinating Centre (ICC) of the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) Study is responsible for the management of the HBSC network. HBSC, founded in 1983, is an internation...
The International Coordinating Centre (ICC) of the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) Study is responsible for the management of the HBSC network. HBSC, founded in 1983, is an internationally comparative study on adolescent health, presently conducted in 26/27 European Union (EU) Member States. Its mission is to monitor adolescent health and wellbeing over time; increase knowledge of adolescent health and social determinants in Europe; and disseminate information to key stakeholders. HBSC provides data to inform national/EU policies to improve the health outcomes of more than 200 million children. The study is an exceptional resource for governments and organisations including the European Commission, the WHO, UNICEF, and the OECD.

The ICC’s mission is to enable network cooperation/knowledge sharing, be the public face of the study and a source of intelligence for stakeholders. It supports HBSC member teams in developing and implementing surveys that gather public health statistics about a population group that reflects the most important trends impacting future health of European citizens. It promotes the network’s core principles and values including consultation, democracy, inclusion and transparency. It advocates equity, sustainability and empowerment so that all members can participate fully in the study development. These core values are recorded in the HBSC Terms of Reference, an internal set of rules that the network has agreed and committed to adhere to.

Under ICC’s guidance, HBSC is planning its future direction in the coming decades (aims and objectives):
widen reach - improve the visibility/profile of HBSC; include children currently missed/not identified so far;
identify emerging health issues - review/develop HBSC content to address new challenges to young people’s health; and
build capacity/plan for succession - share knowledge/intelligence within the network, so junior network members learn skills and all aspects of the study development.

The ICC widely and continuously consults with research and experts to improve its work and to communicate its aims, objectives and core values which have been published.
Start date: 01/08/2014 - End date: 01/08/2015

Call: Generate And Disseminate Health Information And Knowledge (Hi-2013)
Topic: Men who have sex with men (MSM)  
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
CAPACITY BUILDING IN COMBINING TARGETED PREVENTION WITH MEANINGFUL HIV SURVEILLANCE AMONG MSM [SIALON II]
In line with the last Communication on combating HIV/AIDS in the European Union and neighbouring countries (2009-2013) the overall objective of this project is to carry out and promote combined and ta...
In line with the last Communication on combating HIV/AIDS in the European Union and neighbouring countries (2009-2013) the overall objective of this project is to carry out and promote combined and targeted prevention complemented by a meaningful surveillance among MSM. In other words, the aim is to develop capacity building and know how through both training and on-site coaching under the active supervision and in collaboration with UNAIDS and WHO on: a) prevention needs assessment and prevention actions; b) innovative surveillance methodologies for hard to reach populations like MSM (time location sampling, respondent driven sampling, HIV and STI testing). The project, thanks to the participation of UNAIDS and WHO, will be implemented in both EU and neighbouring countries using the same methodologies (Protocols, UNGASS/ECDC indicators, epidemiological algorithms) and prevention strategies.
Start date: 01/11/2011 - End date: 01/02/2015

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2010)
Topic: Men who have sex with men (MSM)  
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
European MSM Internet survey on knowledge, attitudes and behaviour as to HIV and STI [EMIS]
The project aims at piloting an innovative web-based EU-wide monitoring system to collect self-reported data from men who have sex with men (MSM) on sexual risk related behaviours and sexual health an...
The project aims at piloting an innovative web-based EU-wide monitoring system to collect self-reported data from men who have sex with men (MSM) on sexual risk related behaviours and sexual health and information needs.
Start date: 14/03/2009 - End date: 14/09/2011

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2008)
Topic: Men who have sex with men (MSM)