Spilnodiia Program

The Influencers Empowered: Working Together for Peace, or the Spilnodiia Program, is implemented by the East Europe Foundation in partnership with the Ukrainian Independent Center for Political Research and the Together Against Corruption nongovernmental organization with European Union funds.

Civil society and volunteers play an important role in overcoming the consequences of the Russian war in Ukraine. The Program will contribute to the capacity-building of volunteer groups and promote a volunteer movement in Ukraine.

Spilnodiia, or joint community action, is about:


  • Online courses in cooperation with the State Emergency Service of Ukraine;
  • Offline trainings to attract volunteers to work with rescuers searching for landmines and sharing information with partners and sources; 
  • Training and development for building skills.


  • A small grant program for civil society organizations engaged in volunteer activities;
  • Developing transparent and adequate rules for promoting volunteer activities;
  • Creating an algorithm to minimize improper use of humanitarian aid by volunteer communities that accept humanitarian aid and by all active citizens; and,
  • Launching a volunteer recognition campaign at the national and local levels.

Online instruments

  • Modernization of the online learning platform Zrozumilo! and the development of a mobile app 
  • Updating the mobile app “Demining of Ukraine” 
  • Development and launch of a platform on available housing

Program implementation is between May 2021 and November 2023.

The Program covers Ukraine’s entire territory under the government’s control.

Program news
Giveaway by Zrozumilo! Educational Online Platform
Zrozumilo! Educational Online Platform is hosting a giveaway on its social media pages throughout January 2024.
Visit of Board members
On December 5, the Foundation management along with the Board members, visited the Training Center of the State Emergency Service and the Gymnasium “Obolon”
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
The Course on Ukrainians
The Zrozumilo! online educational platform recently introduced its new course “United Ukraine: Rise of a National Identity”
Three Gold Awards
East Europe Foundation received three gold awards at the Digital Impact Awards for its landmine safety campaign.
Visit of European Partners
On October 12, 2023, representatives of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, East Europe Foundation and the State Emergency Service (SES) leadership visited the SES Training Center in Kyiv
Partnership for Sustainable Development
On October 17, 2023, the Partnership for Sustainable Development 2023 Award ceremony took place, where East Europe Foundation received four awards
War and Us
East Europe Foundation held a charity music event to raise funds to renovate a school shelter
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.
Online Course — a record holder
Almost half a million have completed a mine safety course
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
Volunteering from A to Z
A new course launched on the Zrozumilo! Online Educational Platform will tell you all about volunteering
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.
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!
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!”
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.
Fundamentals of Civil Defense for Volunteers
An online course on civil defense fundamentals for volunteers
See a Landmine? Don’t Touch!
East Europe Foundation and the State Emergency Service of Ukraine have launched an information campaign on landmine safety.