November 21, 2020

Resilience League 2020: from Crisis Communication to Cognitive Resilience

Held on 19-20 November 2020, the international autumn school Resilience League addressed the issues of historical memory and remembrance, disinformation campaigns, cognitive resilience and psychological defence, as well as crisis communication.

More than 150 young professionals, media experts, journalists, government officials, civil activists from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Poland, Czech Republic, and Germany were involved in open and closed training sessions. Lectures, practical exercises, and discussions were prepared and delivered by more than 10 knowledgeable experts from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Israel, Ukraine, Austria, Germany, Russia, NATO, and USA.

“Resilience League continues an important tradition of delivering practical training for young professionals from the Baltics and other countries of Central and Eastern Europe, where symptoms of social polarisation are becoming increasingly visible because of various disinformation campaigns,” said Grigori Senkiv, Director of the National Centre of Defence & Security Awareness (NCDSA, Estonia).

“It is important to remember that the ongoing crisis is still testing our ability to resist and build psychological defence. Over two busy days, young professionals and experienced speakers discussed both theoretical foundations and practical ways to strengthen resilience on a personal and social level,” concluded Dmitri Teperik, Programme Director of the Resilience League.

The fifth autumn school Resilience League was organised by the NCDSA and promoted by the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS), German Embassy in Tallinn, NATO Public Diplomacy Division, U.S. Embassy in Estonia, and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

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