Twenty security experts from Ukraine participated in an intensive study-visit to Estonia on 10-16 August 2017, which was conducted by the ICDS in the frame of development cooperation project “Civil society support for strengthening national resilience and security in Ukraine”.
During the study-visit, Ukrainian delegation exchanged experience with Estonian colleagues in involvement of civil society and volunteers, organisation of internal security and creation of joint mechanisms for strengthening national resilience.
In Estonia, Ukrainian experts have visited Central Criminal Police, Alansi Volunteer Rescue Department, Opinion Festival in Paide, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonian Defence League, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, Estonian Information System Authority, Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, Ministry of Defence, Tallinn University of Technology and International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS).
The study-visit was finished by the seminar and press conference on the role of civil society in strengthening national security in Ukraine. During the open discussion, Ukrainian police officers, rescuers and experts in information and cyber security shared their views on the situation in eastern Ukraine and discussed the role of civil society in strengthening national resilience. The main conclusion of the seminar was that mutually gained experience makes us stronger in face of hybrid threats.
The study-visit was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and organised by the ICDS in close cooperation with the Estonian Cyber Defence League, Police East Prefecture and East Rescue Centre.
More information about the study-visit in media (in Russian and Estonian):
http://reporter.postimees.ee/4214465/reporter-eesti-ja-ukraina-vahetasid-sojakogemusi http://rus.delfi.ee/daily/estonia/estonskie-i-ukrainskie-eksperty-v-oblasti-vnutrennej-bezopasnosti-obmenyalis-opytom?id=79226884 http://r4.err.ee/v/podrobnosti/loigud/6030f8f5-1606-4233-bcaa-e085dbeb9c0e/chto-vazhnee-dlya-ukrainy-printsipy-demokratii-ili-informatsionnaya-bezopasnost http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/news.html?newsID=57901 http://rus.postimees.ee/4208745/uchastnik-ato-ugroza-otpravki-na-front-eto-mif-rossiyskoy-propagandy