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In May 2023, the teams of the Reinforcing Civil Protection and Preparedness for Conflict Escalation in Ukraine projects completed a series of training on civil protection for representatives of social institutions and trainings on humanitarian standards for community representatives. The project was supported by ACTED and funded by the European Union.

In particular, the following topics were discussed during the events:

  • basic humanitarian standards;
  • important segments in the civil protection system;
  • risk management; algorithm of actions in case of emergency; community forces and means during an emergency;
  • basic steps to ensure security.

The training participants worked out the procedure for local governments to act in the event of a threat or emergency, modeling various situations, and determining the order of steps, forces, and means to ensure protection in the community.

The trainer also focused on the specifics of organizing assistance to vulnerable populations in the event of a threat or emergency. The training participants worked in teams, performed various practical tasks, presented their developments, discussed them and made suggestions, and tested their knowledge through testing.

The purpose of the events was to provide the most useful and practical information and share experience. During the course, participants were able to assess their own emergency preparedness, identify and analyze gaps and understand how they can be addressed. A total of 35 events were held, with more than 700 participants. These figures were three times higher than planned.