EU4UAResilience

Project "Promoting building of Ukraine's capacities to guarantee citizens’ security in the conditions of hybrid threats" (short version - EU4UAResilience)

 

The project EU4UAResilience received funding from the European Program Initiative of the International Renaissance Foundation within the program “Civil Synergy: Strengthening Participation of the Civil Society in European Integration Reforms” in accordance to the Grant Agreement no. 51346.

The project “Civil Synergy: Strengthening Participation of the Civil Society in European Integration Reforms with assistance of the Ukrainian part of the EU-Ukraine CSP and UNP EaP CSF” is implemented by the European Program Initiative of the International Renaissance Foundation with the financial support of the European Union.

 

Project Objective and Description:

The Eastern Partnership (EaP) region is not stable and safe because of the numerous conflicts, and citizens suffer from combat and hybrid warfare. One of the objectives of the EU Eastern Partnership Initiative is stability, security and prosperity in the region. In the Joint Staff Working Document of the European Commission "Eastern Partnership - Focusing on key priorities and tangible results" dated June 9, 2017 it was noted that one of the priority areas is "strengthening security cooperation and increasing resilience". As identified by the Title II of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, one of the objectives of the Political dialogue is "to strengthen cooperation and dialogue between the Parties on international security and crisis management, particularly in order to address global and regional challenges and key threats". Today, the institutional capacity of the Ukrainian state bodies to guarantee security of the society is still in need to be improved that can be facilitated by the experience of the Eastern Partnership countries, which counter hybrid threats for a long time, the activities of the UNP EaP CSF, as well as active interaction with the EU.
The objective of the project EU4UAResilience is studying, assessing of compliance with the EU standards and implementing in Ukraine experience and best practices of countries of the Eastern Partnership and the European Union to develop capabilities to address effectively challenges and threats of a new, hybrid, type in order to ensure security of the society; promotion of strategic communications by improving the awareness of the Ukrainian public about the EU and individual EU security programs.
A result of the project will be the use by the state authorities of Ukraine, which are responsible for public safety, recommendations based on an analysis of Ukraine's current capabilities and existing realities, experience of the countries of the Eastern Partnership and the EU on development of institutional capacities to counter hybrid challenges and threats, as well as promotion of awareness of the Ukrainian society on the EU activities in the security field and involvement of public and expert organizations into processes of ensuring public safety and countering new threats. 
The EU4UAResilience project is being implemented by the Center for Global Studies "Strategy XXI" in partnership with the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research, the Foreign Policy Council "Ukrainian Prism", "InfromNapalm", the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies, the Eastern European Security Research Initiative Foundation, the Center for the International Security with the participation of other members of the Ukrainian part of the EU-Ukraine CSP and UNP EaP CSF, as well as experts from the EU and the Eastern Partnership countries.

The project duration     From 2017-04-18      To 2017-12-18