Report: The BEARR Trust Autumn Lecture

Putin’s War: What’s the Endgame? Ross Gill, BEARR TrusteeDecember 2022 A former senior editor at The Economist, and now an expert commentator on Eastern and Central Europe at The Times, Edward Lucas has for many years warned of the danger that Vladimir Putin’s regime presents to its own people and its neighbourhood. In The New …

Report: 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, in Ukrainian and in Russian on our YouTube channel. The BEARR Trust Annual Conference for 2022 on the theme “War in Ukraine: The Civil Society …

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. The BEARR Trust Annual …

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 our YouTube channel here. On Monday 7 November internationally recognised …

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 …

The BEARR Trust and David Nott Foundation present “Surgery on the front line in Ukraine: David Nott in conversation with Bridget Kendall”

We were honoured that on Monday 27 June BEARR was joined by trauma surgeon and author of War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line, David Nott, to discuss his work providing emergency surgical care and training local doctors in Ukraine. David was in conversation with award-winning journalist and BEARR Patron, Bridget Kendall, sharing his stories of working in crisis and catastrophe …

Dealing with Social Isolation: Survey & Webinar

In February 2022, BEARR launched a survey to facilitate the sharing of ideas, best practices and innovative approaches to working with vulnerable groups suffering from social isolation due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read the results here. Prior to launching our 2022 survey, we reviewed 143 responses to our 2021 survey and found that social isolation among different vulnerable groups was widely reported …

Report: BEARR’s 2022 Small Grants Scheme webinar

When the deadline for this year’s Small Grant Scheme was approaching, BEARR held a webinar for prospective applicants on how to write a strong application. Over 100 CSO representatives from across the region where BEARR works joined. BEARR trustee Ross Gill spoke about the application process and shared his top tips as an assessor, before …

Webinar: ‘How to make sure that our assistance does not cause harm’

The BEARR Trust webinar on safeguarding held on 1 December 2021Report by Nicola Ramsden Almost 30 people took part in BEARR’s first webinar about safeguarding, including representatives of civil society organisations in the region. ‘Safeguarding’ was a new concept for some participants. A poll taken at the beginning of the webinar showed that around two-thirds …

Report: BEARR Trust Autumn Lecture

Media and civil society under attack in Russia: What can we do?   September 2021  Independent political and civic activity has been increasingly repressed in Russia in recent years. While the jailing of Alexei Navalny and the suppression of his organisation has made headlines around the world, measures to restrict ‘foreign agents’ have also impacted civil society …