What we do


The Trust runs Fellowship Programmes, targeting countries of the former Soviet Union and the Middle East & Gulf. In Spring 2017, we will a launch new Fellowship Programme for Russia, the Caucasus and Wider Europe. Later in the year we will launch our Central Asia programme.

The Fellowship is frequently described as a life changing experience.

The network now spans 19 countries and has over 500 Fellows.

Residential Programme

The Fellowship begins with an extended residential programme in the UK, which includes:



Over the past 15 years the network has matured to a point in which Fellows collaborate on projects within their Fellowship countries - for example our Jordanian Fellows have collaborated on a project to reform the justice sector reform - and across countries – as such Fellows from Russia and Azerbaijan have worked together on projects related to children’s rights and youth policy.