Eastern Partnership

Defining Ukraine’s National Resilience in Light of Non-linear Threats: Where to Start?

What makes eastern Ukraine more resilient than expected and/or calculated by the aggressor, which has succeeded in annexing the Crimea and occupying a territory of some four million people,1 but was stopped from penetrating further? A non-violent civilian defence was one of the key factors in deterring the aggression. A bigger question is what is required to build a sustainable societal and national resilience, where society can become an effective player in providing security. We have been seeking the answers to these questions, as the security threats in Ukraine are similar to those in Estonia.

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ICDS Organised in Kharkiv Panel Discussion on Informational and Psychological Resistance

In the framework of the Estonian-Ukrainian development cooperation project “Resilient Ukraine / Civil society support for strengthening national resilience and security in Ukraine”, ICDS organised a panel discussion on informational and psychological resistance in the light of hybrid threats. Discussion took place on the 1st Ukrainian National Forum on Civil Journalism, which was held in Kharkiv on November 24-26, 2016.

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ICDS Experts Presented Research-Based Profile of Defence Volunteers in Ukraine

On the international conference “Cooperation of state and citizens to ensure territorial defence of the country” held in Vilnius on November 23-24, ICDS Chief Executive Dmitri Teperik and Research Fellow Anna Bulakh presented results and main findings from the analytical study on the structure of motivational factors of military volunteers in Ukraine and the influence of hostile psychological and information operations. The study was conducted in various regions of Ukraine during the period of October 2015 – September 2016.

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ICDS Organised International Autumn School Resilience League 2016

Held in Narva-Jõesuu on October 25-29, 2016, international Baltic-Ukrainian autumn school Resilience League 2016 was dedicated to the topic of informational and psychological resilience. The main aim of the event was to train young professionals and experts in practical skills and tools for promoting transatlantic security and defence agenda as well as strengthening national resilience against hybrid threats.

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