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BEARR Trust Annual Conference

26th October 2007

Dear All
Received from the BEARR Trust
Best wishes
Ute

The BEARR Trust Annual Conference 2007
23 November 2007 9.15am – 4.30pm
Charities Centre, 24 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2DP

The Demographic Challenge in Russia and Eurasia:
what Role for Civil Society?

You are cordially invited to the 2007 Annual Conference, which will take
place on 23 November 2007 at The Charity Centre, which is close to Euston
Station in London.

The overarching theme of the Conference will be demographics in Russia and
Eurasia, a problem which has been highlighted by Vladimir Putin. The aim
is to consider the results of studies and practical projects on the ground
and to discuss the role for the NGO community in dealing with this problem
in co-operation with other organisations and governmental bodies.

As always, The BEARR Trust aims to bring people together for a useful
exchange of views and experience. The conference is part of a wider
effort by BEARR to stimulate discussion of these issues, through our
website, newsletter and at BEARR sponsored events. Many effective working
partnerships have been forged over the years between people who have met
at The BEARR Annual Conference.

The final sessions of the conference will be open discussions on the role
for NGOs and the conditions in which they work in the region and how BEARR
can best contribute.

The conference programme is attached, together with a booking form. Forms
and cheques may be sent to the BEARR office in the usual way, but it would
be appreciated if people would pay through the website (www.bearr.org,
under BEARR events) if they can. In order to save postage and
administrative costs, BEARR does not send written confirmation of
conference bookings. Please assume, if you have sent a booking and paid,
that you have a place. As always, a finger buffet is included in the
delegate price.

Those wishing to participate in the conference are urged to register on
the BEARR website, and to put the details of their organisation, if they
have one, on the organisations data-base (free of charge). This will
enable them to contribute to discussions on the Noticeboard and to use the
other interactive facilities.

BEARR’s annual conference is always an enjoyable and stimulating occasion,
and we look forward to welcoming you among the participants.

BEARR gratefully acknowledges the support and cooperation of the Centre
for East European Language Based Area Studies CEELBAS.

The BEARR Trust Annual Conference

23 November 2007

The Demographic Challenge in Russia and Eurasia:
what Role for Civil Society?

9.15 Registration

9.30 Welcome and Introduction
Michael McCulloch, Chairman, The BEARR Trust

9.45 Overview
Chair: Michael McCulloch

The demographic challenge and policy response
Dr Christopher Gerry
Lecturer in European Economics, SSEES, UCL

Health care reform
Dr Benoit Mathivet
Post-doctoral Fellow, UCL, SSEES at Centre for East European Language
Based Area Studies (CEELBAS)

Discussion

10.45 Coffee

11.15 The trouble with men

Chair: Marcia Levy

Case study: Izhevsk
Prof David Leon, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Alcohol and drugs
Sergei Polyatykin, Head of Medical Programmes, No to Alcohol and Drugs
(NAN), Moscow

Reducing early mortality in Russia
Dr Harald Lipman, Trustee, Tushinksaya Trust; director, International
Cardiac Healthcare and Risk Factor Modification (ICHARM)

Discussion

12.30 Lunch

13.45 Women, Children and Families

Chair: tbc

Women, motherhood and infant mortality: speaker – Svyatoslav Dovbnya,
Senior Programme Consultant, Founder of St-Petersburg Early Intervention
Institute

Children, families and institutionalisation
Tatiana Morozova, Clinical Psychologist, St Petersburg Early Intervention
Institute

Discussion

14.45 Migration

Chair: Daryl Hardman

Migration and trafficking
Olga Kostyuk, Faith, Hope, Love, Odessa, Ukraine

Support for refugees
Bishop Malkhaz Songulashvili, Baptist Church of Georgia – tbc

Discussion

15.30 The challenge for NGOs

All speakers and participants
Chair: Michael McCulloch

16.00 What role for BEARR?

General discussion
Chair: Michael McCulloch

16.30 Close
The BEARR Trust Annual Conference 2007

The Demographic Challenge in Russia and Eurasia
What Role for Civil Society?

Friday, 23 November 2007
The Charity Centre, 24 Stephenson Way. London NW1 2DP

BOOKING FORM

Names of individuals ………………………………………………………………

Name of organisation ………………………………………………………………

Address of organisation ……………………………………………………………..
…..…………………………Postcode……………………
Tel ………………………………………………………………….

Email…………………………………………………………………….

Brief (max 50 words) description of your organisation and main activities.
(We would like to insert this and your contact details in the Conference
Pack for the information of other attendees.)
……………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………………….………………….………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Cost for each individual attending, including buffet lunch and coffee:
• Friends of BEARR: £30 per person
• Full-time students £20 per person
• Others: £40 per person

• I enclose a donation of £…………………

• Please make cheques payable to The BEARR Trust

• Total amount enclosed: £………………………

Please return this form to The BEARR Trust at the address above with your
cheque, or email this form and pay online at
http://www.bearr.org/en/event/conference_2007.

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