What we do

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

The Fellowship is frequently described as a life changing experience.

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

In this video, JST Fellow Talant Sultanov from Kyrgyzstan talk about his experience of our 2013 Programme:

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 where Fellows collaborate on projects within their Fellowship countries. For example our Jordanian Fellows have collaborated on a project to reform the justice sector - and across countries – Fellows from Russia and Azerbaijan have worked together on projects related to children’s rights and youth policy.