New Information Officer

The BEARR Trust is delighted to welcome Alexia Claydon as the new Information Officer. She started work this week at an extraordinarily busy time when we are handling our appeal for funds to help vulnerable people in Ukraine during the crisis. At the same time we are very sad indeed to say goodbye to Louisa Long, whom we would like to congratulate …

BEARR Trust webinars, November 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the BEARR Trust could not hold its usual annual conference in London this November. Instead, we held three BEARR webinars exploring the impact of Covid-19 on civil society organisations (CSOs) in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (the EECCA region) from different angles. Civil Society Support for Persons with …

August 2020 Newsletter

   At BEARR, we are continuing to work remotely (August Trustees’ meeting above), but energetically. In this issue we have four major items of BEARR News:We are recruiting a new part-time Information Officer to replace our invaluable Sophie. A rewarding post for the right person.Our survey of how COVID-19 is affecting the work of NGOs/CSOs …

The BEARR Trust Annual Lecture 2020

7 July 2020 ‘Europe’s Eastern Partnership/Russia’s ‘Near Abroad’ – Living with Powerful Neighbours’ Speaker: Tom de Waal In case you missed it, you can watch the lecture online here. 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 …

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 …