At the request of Ukrainian partners, the Civil Protection Faculty project aims to support the Ukrainian non-formal education initiative, the ‘Vovchok’ school, in establishing a Civil Protection Faculty using the best practices from the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) in non-formal education (folkbildning) and civil protection.
Throughout the project, partners will establish a network of BSR actors willing to assist and gather best practices from BSR countries in four key areas:
- tactical and emergency medicine,
- mine safety,
- psychological resilience,
- democratic citizen engagement.
The project will develop a concept for the faculty and test a draft curriculum for potential replication in other regions of Ukraine. Given the current geopolitical situation resulting from Russian aggression in Europe, this initiative will significantly enhance civil protection and volunteerism efforts in Ukraine and the BSR. Working for Ukraine in this context means working for the whole region’s increased resilience, strengthening “whole-of-society” approach.
The project will kick-off in Helsinki, Finland on 24 November 2023, where experts from the BSR will meet with the Ukrainian educators to form working groups in the project’s four thematic areas.
- The Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat (CBSS)
- The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency: MSB
- The Norden Association
- Folk High School Vovchok
- Social Change Incubator “Domus Solis”
1 September 2023 – 31 October 2024
Project is funded by the Swedish Institute Baltic Sea Neighbourhood Programme.
1 000 000 SEK
Andriy Martynenko, Adviser, Safe and Secure, Phone: +46 70 388 36 50, Email: [email protected]