BEARR holds its one-day annual conference in November in London. We invite specialist speakers from civil society organisations (CSOs) in the region and academic experts, and welcome anyone with a professional or general interest in health and welfare in the region, including academics, students, and those working with or volunteering for CSOs. Participants come from the UK and across the region. We publish details on the November conference in late summer/early autumn, and connect the theme to that of our Small Grants Scheme, or other important topics of the day. The annual conference provides opportunities for information sharing, mutual learning, and building networks amongst and between our speakers and participants.
We have also held two regional conferences
Working in partnership with local institutions and organisations (including universities, CSOs, and development agencies), we seek to use these conferences to build networks and capacity in the region, and to learn from the expertise and experience of regional partners.
BEARR Trust Annual Conference 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic plans for the annual conference on 20 November 2020 are on hold. Information will be published as soon as the situation becomes clearer.
BEARR Trust Annual Conference 2019
Our most recent conference was in November 2019 on the subject of Violence Against Women and Girls in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.