Ukraine Civil Society and Security

Seminar on national resilience in Kyiv and report presentation “Resilient Ukraine”

In the framework of a large-scale development cooperation project, focused on introducing Estonian experience to representatives of security sector in eastern Ukraine, ICDS-led team conducted a comprehensive research aimed at delivering realistic policy recommendations on acknowledging civil society’s role in strengthening national resilience and security in Ukraine and enhancing co-operation between the state authorities and civil society in this field.

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Societal Resilience in Eastern Ukraine: Building Solid Foundations for a Nation

The long-awaited and much-debated official adoption of the so-called Donbas De-Occupation Law by Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada provoked a heated discussion in Ukrainian society over the last three months on whether this legal act is merely a symbolic (if communicatively important) gesture to label Russia as a state aggressor, or whether it reflects a serious intention to create a strong foundation for the region’s re-integration.

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A Turning Point for Ukraine’s National Resilience

In a few months, Ukraine will commemorate the fourth anniversary of its rebirth as a nation in a military conflict with Russia that has initiated many previously badly missed reforms, changed the security perceptions of many Ukrainians, and reshaped societal values while continuing to influence the country’s socio-economic development.

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