Online Course on Psychological Resilience

Zrozumilo! Online Educational Platform now hosts a free training course developed by East Europe Foundation with funds from the European Union. The course is designed to help maintain one’s own psychological resilience and support organisation team during the wartime.

The course consists of nine video lectures. They talk about stress and how to overcome it, how to work under difficult circumstances, how to maintain psychological resilience using planning tools and daily routines. Students will learn about active relaxation, why we need it, and much more.

“Ukrainians face extraordinary challenges. We are excited to support the creation of an online course to help you stay resilient and fight burnout in challenging environments. And although it is primarily created for representatives of the public sector, it will be useful to everyone who wants to learn how to work under stress,” said Sinziana Poiana, Programme Officer for Civil Society Support of the EU Delegation to Ukraine.

The course expert is Lera Polska, art therapist and psychologist. Lera consults organizations and communities seeking psychological support. One of the course modules is an interview with Mariia Artemenko, founder of Charitable Foundation Klub Dobrodiiv (Good Deeds Club) and Viktor Liakh, President of East Europe Foundation. They talk, in particular, about the management of public organizations in the wartime.

“Our organisation had to adapt and reformat its work under martial law. We understand the challenges faced by thousands of nongovernmental organizations in Ukraine and their staff members. Supporting the public sector is our strategic priority. I believe that this course will help public organisations to remain sustainable, fight burnout, support their teams, continue to work and grow,” said Viktor Liakh, President of East Europe Foundation.

The course is available at no charge at this link

Background information

The Stiykist’ Programme is implemented by East Europe Foundation within the framework of a consortium of civil society organisations led by ERIM (France) in partnership with the Human Rights House Foundation, Human Rights House Tbilisi, the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, and funded by the European Union. The Programme runs from June 2022 to May 2023.


The European Union supports Ukraine in the face of the unprovoked and unjustified full-scale Russian invasion. To date, EUR 2 billion has been allocated to support Ukraine’s defence through the European Peace Facility. Support is available through repurposing of ongoing projects worth a total of about EUR 140 million. Over EUR 130 million has recently been disbursed as budget support. This immediate response will be continued through the mobilisation of an additional EUR 330 million.

Over 30 000 tonnes of in-kind assistance has been provided by all EU Member States and other partners through the Union Civil Protection Mechanism. EUR 9.1 billion was raised at the ‘Stand Up for Ukraine’ global pledging event for humanitarian aid, support to refugees, internally displaced persons and recovery. Another EUR 6.1 billion was raised at the International Donor Conference on 5 May in Warsaw.

The EU also supports Ukraine with emergency Macro-Financial Assistance, amounting to EUR 1.2 billion.

For more information please contact the program team via email