October 2017 bulletin

Monthly Bulletin No. 91 October 2017




BEARR Annual Conference “HIV/AIDS in the BEARR region”, 10 November – see programme and booking form here


BEARR Newsletter 69 – read here


BEARR Small Grants Scheme 2017 – see list of grants awarded here


“Russia: the Power of a Narrative”, BEARR Trust Annual Lecture, given by Arkady Ostrovsky, 26 June 2017 – report here


Conference on the development of health and welfare NGOs in the BEARR region, 10 November 2016 – read about it here


Jobs and volunteer opportuntites


4-month internship for Russian speaker at EHRAC. More here




“Sevastopol’s Wars: Crimea from Potemkin to Putin, lecture for GBRS by Major General Mungo Melvin, 11 December, Open Russia Club.  More here


Grants and competitions


“Silver age” contest for educational projects for the elderly. Deadline: 15 December

More here


“Harmony” prize for outstanding achievements in mental health.  Deadline 25 December.  More here


‘Find a social entrepreneur’ contest.  Deadline: 31 December. More here


News from the Region


First (Oxford) manual on palliative care for children published in Russia.  More here


Moscow Mayor to double payments to families of disabled children.  More here


Presidential Grants to SOGOs to be cut?  More here


Deputies suggest blocking websites of ‘undesirable organisations’.  More here


Why is there such a gender imbalance in Armenia? More here


Dobro Mail.ru welcomes regional charities as partners.  More here


NGOs again submit most bids for Presidential Grants.  More here


Is healthcare in Belarus free? More here


Complaints about nutrition in Russian children’s institutions.  More here


30 bn roubles for rehabilitation equipment for disabled people.  More here


New Russian website on symptoms of childhood leukaemia.  More here


Duma first reading of amendments to law on welfare providers.  More here


Russian response to ECHR on Foreign Agents Law.  More here


Winner of State Award for Philanthropy to be decided by popular vote.  More here


On-line social entrepreneur schools to open on 10 Russian cities.  More here


Russia: Disabled parents should be able to bring up their own children. More here


Report on development of Russian NGOs in 2016.  More here


Young women fleeing forced marriage in Azerbaijan.  More here


Putin’s instructions for NGOs on volunteering, palliative care and social services.  More here


Reform of Ukraine’s health sector.  More here


Training centre for disabled young people in Kyiv.  More here


Russian bosses to be sacked for refusing to employ disabled people. More here


Russian charitable activity in 2016: survey results. More here


Draft law restricting NGO activities in Moldova. More here


Winners of Presidential Grants 2017 include ‘foreign agents’

More here.  ASI on success of process, see here. Typical mistakes, see here.


Children in Russia being used for fraudulent charity collections. More here


The BEARR Trust: Supporting vulnerable people in Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus