"Resilient Ukraine" launches a new phase of cross-sectoral crisis simulation exercises in cooperation with the NGO "School of Mediapatriots"

As our experience of conducting several cross-sectoral simulation exercises in Ukraine’s regions during 2022-2023 was successful, it has also shown that many citizens of Ukraine are optimistic about the future, see opportunities for self-realization in their country, and, most importantly, are ready to join projects aimed at learning and sharing practical experiences on resilience building.

Currently, our interdisciplinary team is working on updating the methodology of cross-sectoral crisis simulation exercises.The concept emphasizes the basic principles of societal resilience: communication, coordination, synchronization and cooperation, as well as trust and credo, and the ability to overcome difficulties and obstacles together.

The Resilient Ukraine programme is piloting a new follow-up initiative to train the trainers - those agents of resilience who will be capable of conducting crisis simulation exercises with their  colleagues in their regions and communities. Sharing the learned experience will further strengthen societal resilience, as the readiness of trainers to continue contributing to a safer and more secure Ukraine is one of the criteria for selecting future trainers.

The cross-sectoral exercises help to contextualize and sharpen practical knowledge and  skills, as well as synchronize them with civic security risks.

The first training of trainers is planned as an offline event where participants from Odesa and Dnipro regions will be invited.

The project is implemented with the support of the Embassy of Estonia in Kyiv.