The ‘Resilient Ukraine’ programme launches a series of crisis simulation workshops that will take place in seven Ukrainian cities (Dnipro, Mariupol, Zaporizhia, Mykolayiv, Kherson, Odesa, and Kharkiv), from January to May 2022.
The first training took place in Sumy. On 26 and 27 January, around twenty participants representing various Ukrainian law enforcement agencies, local authorities, territorial defence units and media, worked on a simulated scenario to resolve an information crisis.
The main objective of the workshop was to build and strengthen horizontal ties between local authorities, security and civilian sectors.
“Many crises in the history of Estonia have been much easier to resolve through the cooperation of different parties in the communities, when emergency services, police, representatives of local authorities and journalists began to work together for a common goal. We want to develop this approach in Ukraine,” said Dmitri Teperik, Director of the ‘Resilient Ukraine’ programme, supported by the Estonian government.
The workshop was also attended by observers from the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine, which provides strategic advice and practical support for specific reform measures to Ukrainian authorities in the civilian security sector.
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