Non-Resident Research Fellow
Silva Kiili joined ICDS in January 2015 and is currently collaborating as a non-resident researcher. Her field of investigation focuses on the challenges and problems connected to women’s participation in defence structures. She also takes part in a NATO work group that focuses on the integration of women into ground combat units.
Her second field of investigation focuses on the motivating factors, such as personal values, expectations and perceived obligations, of soldiers and volunteers in national defence organizations. Silva is cooperating closely with the Estonian Defence Forces, Estonian Defence League, Danish Home Guard and Ukrainian volunteer-based battalions.
She has presented the results of her studies in numerous conferences and seminars, her articles have been published both in media outlets and a scientific journal. Silva is currently acquiring a PhD degree in Management in the Estonian Business School.
12 December 2016
Public Discussion on National Resilience of Ukraine at Tallinn Technical University
On December 12, 2016 experts of the International Centre for Defence and Security held a public discussion on the topic of national resilience in...
7 December 2016
"What role civil society can play in the field of security?" panel discussion, Kharkiv, Ukraine
On December 7, 2016 International Centre for Defence and Security organized a panel discussion with on the occasion of the launch of the development...
3 August 2016
The Will to Defend and Personal Values: Ukraine, Estonia and Denmark
In the current geopolitical situation, with the Ukrainian-Russian conflict threatening security in all of Europe, the role of military organisa-tions...
15 July 2016
Civil Society Support for Strengthening National Resilience and Security in Ukraine
International Centre for Defence and Security has launched the development cooperation project called “Civil society support for strengthening...
11 March 2016
Silva Kiili Spoke About Women in the Defence Forces
On March 11 Silva Kiili spoke at the Estonian Atlantic Treaty Association Conference "Women, Peace and Security ". Conference was held second time in...
3 March 2016
ICDS in media Audio and Video
ICDS Research Fellows Speak on Paramilitary Volunteers in Ukraine in Live Broadcast at Channel 5, Ukraine
On March 3, 2016 ICDS research fellow Anna Bulakh and non-resident research fellow Silva Kiili discussed military volunteers in Ukraine and shared...
2 March 2016
ICDS in media
Strongest Motivation for Ukrainian Volunteer Fighter Is to Protect Own Family – Estonian Experts
Kyiv, March 2, 2016. Estonian-based International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS) conducted a research to explore potential of volunteer...
6 November 2015
Seminar "Contribution of Volunteers to the Security of Society" Held in Narva
Sinu Riigi Kaitse in cooperation with International Centre for Defence and Security organized a public seminar entitled "Contribution of volunteers to...