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“Watch your step!” Program

East Europe Foundation in cooperation with SES of Ukraine funded by DanChurchAid is launching a program aimed at raising awareness of citizens about mine danger. Within the program, we would like to minimize the number of accidents, deaths, and injuries caused by the improper handling of explosives.  

According to the expert data, demining works are required for areas of at least 300 000 square meters  or almost half of Ukraine’s territory. This territory has not yet been checked by the mine engineers, and so is still dangerous for the citizens. People who have never worked with demining are not able to recognize dangerous explosive objects

Within the program, East Europe Foundation in cooperation with SES of Ukraine and other state authorities is planning to:

  • hold educational campaigns for Ukrainians, including for children and teenagers;
  • create an interactive safety classroom for schoolchildren and youth;
  • add new features to the mobile application “Demining of Ukraine”;
  • develop an online course for rescuers of SESU covering the handling of explosive objects on the Educational Online Platform Zrozumilo!
  • assist the representatives of local authorities, police, and foresters in learning to detect and handle explosives.

The program will last from June to December 2022.

Program news
27/11/2023
Two Effie Awards Ukraine
The mine safety campaign implemented by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in cooperation with East Europe Foundation received two Effie Awards Ukraine 2023
20/10/2023
Three Gold Awards
East Europe Foundation received three gold awards at the Digital Impact Awards for its landmine safety campaign.
31/05/2023
Silver at the KIAF 2023!
The song and music video of the TNMK band about mine safety, created with the support of the Foundation and the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, won the Silver award at the Kyiv International Advertising Festival 2023.
09/05/2023
Online Course — a record holder
Almost half a million have completed a mine safety course
02/05/2023
Rescue Volunteer Training
Together with Xavier Camus, Head of Operations Section "Good Governance and Rule of Law” of the European Union to Ukraine, we visited the Training Center of the State Emergency Service
06/03/2023
Board Game “Watch Your Step!”
You should talk about landmine safety with children. To make sure the important information is presented clearly, EEF together with SESU and the YMCA published a board game “Watch Your Step!”
27/01/2023
Found a Suspicious Item?
EEF, in partnership with the SES, launched an information campaign to raise awareness of Ukrainians about landmine safety
17/01/2023
Landmine Safety Blockbuster
TNMKsang about the danger of unexploded ordnance and how to treat them. The project was initiated by East Europe Foundation with the support of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
13/01/2023
Three Rules of Landmine Safety
East Europe Foundation and the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, created an educational video about landmine safety rules. Everyone should know them!
10/01/2023
About Landmine Safety with Fagot
EEF, together with the TNMK Band frontman, presented the online educational Course “Watch Your Step! Watch Where You’re Going!”
03/01/2023
Demining Ukraine Application Update
Demining Ukraine Application was created by the SES to protect civilians from explosive ordnance (EO) and raise awareness of Ukrainians about landmine safety.
22/12/2022
Training for Identifiers
On December 5–21, East Europe Foundation together with the State Emergency Service of Ukraine held a training for identifiers of explosive objects.
21/12/2022
Opening Safety Class for Children
On December 20, East Europe Foundation together with the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, opened a new interactive safety training class for schoolchildren.
27/10/2022
Landmine Safety Week
On September 22, Landmine Safety Week. North started as a joint project of East Europe Foundation, Charitable Foundation Soloma Cats and the State Emergency Service.
03/10/2022
See a Landmine? Don’t Touch!
East Europe Foundation and the State Emergency Service of Ukraine have launched an information campaign on landmine safety.
28/09/2022
Let’s Play Watch Your Step!
Our team, together with the YMCA game developers, made a visit to Obolon School in Kyiv to present the educational board game Watch Your Step! to the fifth grade students.
26/09/2022
"Anti-tank mines are all over this area"
Our team, together with our partners from DanChurchAid, visited a liberated village in Kyiv region. We spoke with deminers working in the landmine-contaminated area.
08/09/2022
Landmine Safety for Everyone
East Europe Foundation together with the State Emergency Service conducts trainings to raise landmine hazard awareness among citizens.
19/07/2022
Training for Identifiers
On July 11–13, East Europe Foundation together with the State Emergency Service of Ukraine held a training for identifiers of explosive objects.