The BEARR Trust 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

The BEARR Trust invites CSOs in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and South Caucasus to take part in our survey on dealing with social isolation, and to join our webinar in Spring, during which we will share and discuss best practices.  Click here to complete the survey.  We reviewed 143 responses to The BEARR Trust’s 2021 CSO survey and found that social isolation among different vulnerable groups was widely reported by CSOs in our region.  One …

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 …

Online photography exhibition

BEARR 30th Anniversary Photography Competition: Side by Side June 2021 To celebrate 30 years of building connections and mutual support within Eastern Europe and Central Asia (the EECA region), BEARR organised a photography competition on the theme “Side by Side“ in May-June 2021. Photographers were invited to submit photos celebrating community spirit, particularly following over …

The BEARR Trust’s summer lecture

The Londongrad Laundromat and its consequences  Ross Gill, BEARR TrusteeMay 2021 Oliver Bullough’s Moneyland tells the compelling story of how extreme wealth has been siphoned off some of the world’s poorest and weakest states, laundered and hidden, with the support of the tax and legal systems in the UK and elsewhere. Since Moneyland was published three years ago, Oliver has become a …

BEARR Trust 30th anniversary: photography competition

“Side by Side”: celebrating 30 years of building connections and sharing understanding between communities Deadline for submissions: Tuesday 1 June, 23:59 BST Please note that this competition is now closed. You can see our online exhibition here. Thank yo to everyone who submitted photos! 2021 marks 30 years since BEARR was founded in Moscow to …

BEARR’s 30th anniversary photography competition: the judging panel

Nadia Beard Nadia is a journalist and pianist. She is the Editor in Chief of The Calvert Journal, and previously lived and worked in Russia where she was the Moscow correspondent for The Independent. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Telegraph and Reuters among several others. Jadwiga Bronte Jadwiga is an award-winning social documentary photographer exploring relationships between human identity and politics …