Report on The BEARR Trust Annual Conference 2022

War in Ukraine: The Civil Society Response Читайте українською мовою тут. Читайте на русском языке здесь. You can find a recording of the conference in the original audio, in English, and in Ukrainian on our YouTube channel. The Russian audio version will be published this week. The BEARR Trust Annual Conference for 2022 on the …

The BEARR Trust Annual Conference 2022

War in Ukraine: The Civil Society Response Читайте українською мовою тут. Читайте на русском языке здесь. Our Annual Conference took place on Friday 18 November 2022. You can read our Conference Report here, as well as find a recording of the event in English, Ukrainian and Russian on our YouTube channel. We are delighted to …

BEARR Newsletter: October 2022

Dear friends and colleagues, We hope this finds you safe and well. In this edition of our newsletter, we bring you news of our Ukraine Emergency Winter Appeal. We are also delighted to share with you two upcoming events: on Monday 7 November, BEARR’s Autumn Lecture will be given by internationally recognised expert on espionage, subversion, the use and abuse of history, energy security …

The BEARR Trust Autumn Lecture 2022

“Putin’s War: What’s the Endgame?”, with former senior editor at The Economist and author of The New Cold War, Edward Lucas. BEARR’s Autumn Lecture “Putin’s War: What’s the End Game?” took place on Monday 7 November 2022. You can find a recording of the talk on on YouTube channel here. We are delighted to announce that …

Ukraine Emergency Winter Appeal

Winter is fast approaching in Ukraine, and with Russia now targeting the country’s heating infrastructure, our partners urgently need money to buy generators, heaters, solar batteries, sleeping bags, blankets and warm clothes. The BEARR Trust has been raising funds since February for humanitarian relief in Ukraine and Moldova. We have received amazing support, raising more than £350,000 thanks …

Project report: Gender-Vector, Kyrgyzstan

Grantee: Gender-Vector, KyrgyzstanProject: “Social Isolation: the route to overcome” – training sessions to support the LGBT community The main goal of our project, “Social Isolation: the route to overcome”, was to help the LGBT community in Kyrgyzstan overcome the socio-economic vulnerabilities that had emerged as a result of COVID-19.  The direct beneficiaries of the project …

“From Resilience to Recovery – the role of civil society”: a conference in Kyiv, Lviv and online

On 29-30 September a conference about the critical role of Ukrainian civil society in Ukraine’s recovery was organised by the Ukrainian International Renaissance Foundation. The conference took place in the context of preparations for the London follow-up conference in summer 2023 to the one held in Lugano, Switzerland in July 2022 to present the Ukrainian …

BEARR Newsletter, August 2022

31 August 2022 Dear friends and colleagues,  We hope you’re having a lovely summer. In this issue of our newsletter, we bring you an update 0n our Emergency Ukraine Appeal and share our heartfelt thanks to all those who have so generously organised fundraisers on our behalf. And in case you missed our eye-opening talk with trauma surgeon David Nott back …

The BEARR Trust Summer Lecture

Surgery on the front line in Ukraine: David Nott in conversation with Bridget Kendall Ross Gill, BEARR TrusteeJune 2022 David Nott is one of the world’s most experienced trauma surgeons. Since the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1992, he has been on some 27 missions to war zones around the world, supporting local doctors in treating …

Project report: People Plus, Belarus

Grantee: People Plus, BelarusProject: Reducing social isolation of people living with HIV at the age of over 65 years Today there is a large group of people in Belarus, living with HIV and receiving anti-retroviral treatment (ARV), and their numbers will grow in the coming years. These people need not only medical care as they …