BEARR Trust webinars, November 2020

Due to the situation with COVID-19, the BEARR Trust is not planning to hold its usual annual conference in London this coming November. Instead we plan to hold three separate on-line webinar discussions on different  COVID-related issues, as follows:  on 5 November – Civil Society Support for Persons with Disabilities;  on 12 November – Civil Society …

Vacancy for a part-time Information and Administration Officer at the BEARR Trust

We are recruiting an Information and Administration Officer The BEARR Trust (www.bearr.org) is recruiting a part-time Information and Administration Officer, starting in September 2020. Work is carried out at BEARR’s office in central London and remotely. This position requires: a well-organised self-starter who can work independently and with close attention to detail; experience of administration, …

The BEARR Trust Annual Lecture 2020 ‘Europe’s Eastern Partnership/Russia’s ‘Near Abroad’ – living with powerful neighbours’

The BEARR Trust Annual Lecture 2020 ‘Europe’s Eastern Partnership/Russia’s ‘Near Abroad’ – living with powerful neighbours’, given by Tom de Waal – report For many years, at about this time of year the BEARR Trust’s friends and supporters and others with an interest in our region get together at the premises of the EBRD in central …

From Tuberculosis to COVID-19 in Russia’s Prisons

15.7.2020 BY OLGA ZEVELEVA A blog: https://blogs.helsinki.fi/gulagechoes/2020/07/15/lessons-of-the-recent-past-from-tuberculosis-to-covid-19-in-russias-prisons/ Lessons of the Recent Past: From Tuberculosis to COVID-19 in Russia’s Prisons BY JUDITH PALLOT, PI “GULAGECHOES” The Russian prison system is no stranger to epidemics. Faced with COVID-19, Russia has had a wealth of experience to draw upon. In this blog, and following on from the history of the …

June 2020 Newsletter

COVID-19 is still sadly dominating all our activities.  At BEARR we are trying to do as much as we can working from home, and hope you find our information, publications and other services a useful resource at this time. In this issue we have two articles on aspects of COVID-19 in EECA:Our BEARR Volunteer, Nathan …

The BEARR Trust Small Grants Scheme 2020: Provisional Outcome

Strengthening the Position of Women in Rural Communities in Central Asia and the South Caucasus The BEARR Small Grants Scheme 2020 invited applications from civil society organisations (CSOs) including non-government organisations (NGOs), voluntary associations and other non-profit organisations for grants for projects aimed at strengthening the position of women in rural communities. Projects had to …

How The BEARR Trust evaluates projects

The BEARR Trust usually awards ten or more small grants (of up to £3,000) each year to small civil society organisations working in partnerships to try out new approaches to health and social welfare problems in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. How do we assess the impact of the projects we fund? Initial feedback BEARR …

The BEARR Trust Annual Lecture 2020

“Europe’s Eastern Partnership/Russia’s ‘Near Abroad’ – living with powerful neighbours” The BEARR Trust’s Annual Lecture 2020 was given by Thomas de Waal, senior fellow with Carnegie Europe, on 7 July.  The Eastern Partnership (EaP) is a joint initiative involving the EU, its Member States and six Eastern European Partners: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and …