Hybrid threats have become a permanent part of our security environment. Due to increased opportunities for hybrid influencing during the present information age, the hybrid challenge will grow. The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE) is to serve as a hub of expertise supporting the participating countries’ individual and collective efforts to enhance their civil-military capabilities, resilience, and preparedness to counter hybrid threats with a special focus on European security. It is intended that the Centre will offer this collective experience and expertise for the benefit of all participating countries, as well as the EU and NATO. The Centre will follow a comprehensive, multinational, multidisciplinary and academic-based approach.
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June 12, 2019 Strategic Analysis 3/2019: Private military companies – a growing instrument in Russia’s foreign and security policy toolbox Although Russian PMCs form a diverse group of actors, they provide the Russian leadership with a useful instrument for acting as a force multiplier...


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June 12, 2019 Strategic Analysis 3 / 2019: Private military companies – a growing instrument in Russia’s foreign and security policy toolbox Although Russian PMCs form a diverse group of actors, they provide the Russian leadersh...

June 6, 2019 Hybrid CoE contributes to the 8th annual EU-Foreign Policy Defense Forum Dr. Johann Schmid, Director COI Strategy & Defence, discussed issues concerning EU-...

June 6, 2019 The Hybrid CoE holds its first Deterrence Conference The Hybrid Centre of Excellence held its first Deterrence Conference on 5-6 June in Hel...

May 31, 2019 Director of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats Matti Saarelainen leaving Centre for a new post The Director of the Hybrid CoE, Matti Saarelainen, will leave his position and start wo...

May 17, 2019 Montenegro becomes a member of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats By exchanging letters of notification between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the E...

May 14, 2019 Hybrid CoE’s Steering Board meeting held in Köningstedt, Finland Hybrid CoE’s Steering Board held its biannual meeting this week in Köningstedt Manor in...

May 3, 2019 Strategic Analysis 2/2019: Combating the manipulation of information – a French case What if these campaigns, which seem to be increasingly integrated into strategies of in...