Ukrainian Institute for Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution
The Ukrainian Institute for Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution (UICM) is a non-partisan non-governmental organization established in 2015. The Institute aims to promote interdisciplinary research, research-led teaching and policy-making in Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution in Ukraine and beyond. UICM is comprised of a group of Ukrainian and international experts (with participation of students and PhD students) in the area of early-warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and conflict resolution. The initiative to establish UICM was triggered by the annexation of Crimea and the violent conflict in eastern Ukraine both of which have fundamentally changed the way Ukrainians understand war and conflict and the consequent need within the policy community and media, as well as the general public, for grounded, objective, high-quality research and evidence-based security policy. The dearth of credible research on crisis management and conflict resolution in Ukraine additionally diminishes the prospects of high-quality academic and professional development programmes that further minimise the prospects of building the institutional capacity of the Ukrainian state to formulate and implement feasible and viable public policies to address the multitude of legacy problems and emerging security challenges that need to be addressed by its institutions. This critical lack of capacity can only be addressed through broad regional and international collaboration. In other words what is needed, and what UICM seeks to facilitate and provide, is not just a simple transfer of knowledge between from the academic to the policy community, or from international to Ukrainian experts, but rather a collaborative effort in which local and international researchers and policy-makers are partners in an intellectual endeavour to develop, apply, and disseminate new research and relevant analytical and policy-making skills based on an interdisciplinary, theoretically and methodologically open and integrative approach.
2016-2020 JEAN MONNET SEMINARS ON EUROPEAN SECURITY
implemented by Ukrainian Institute for Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution with support of the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union
2018-2020 Jean Monnet Project (policy debate with the academic world) 'Building Resilient States and Societies: EU's Response to New Security Challenges in the European Neighbourhood Area'
The project will consolidate efforts for strengthening democratic and resilient societies in the EU member states and partner countries by providing opportunity for policy-makers, scholars and civil society activists to deepen their knowledge and understanding of contemporary challenges and risks for European security by creating an enabling framework for individual and cooperative learning with particular attention to developing critical thinking skills, turning objectives into outcomes and incorporation of research results into policy-making :
2016-2018 Jean Monnet Project (policy debates with the academic world) 'The EU's Comprehensive Approach to External Conflict and Crisis Management'
The project stimulates excellence in teaching, research and policy-making in European Security Studies with particular focus on a comprehensive approach to conflict and crisis management (through early-warning and preparedness, conflict prevention, crisis management to early recovery and confidence building) in higher education institutions and public policy administrations in European Union and UkraineRead more