In co-operation with leading think tanks of the Central and Eastern European region, ICDS contributed to resilience assessment, which is presented in the form of the three composite indicators, each combining several variables:
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.
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.
On Friday, February 9th, The International Centre for Defence and Security hosted a seminar and book launch for “Information Warfare” by Saara Jantunen, which was recently translated from original Finnish into Estonian.
On 7 December, International Centre for Defence, EAST Research Center and Security Centre for East European Policy Studies presented the study on the Baltic states’ ability to counter Kremlin-led disinformation campaigns.