News September 10, 2018

Austria joins Hybrid CoE

Brigadier General Reinhard Trischak this afternoon signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE), making Austria the 18th member state of the Centre.

“We are pleased to see that Austria has decided to join the Hybrid CoE. Countering hybrid threats is all about international cooperation and we are delighted to welcome Austria’s contribution to the activities of the Hybrid CoE, which will make us even stronger. We now have all 15 states that participated in the establishment process of the Centre on board,” said Matti Saarelainen, Director of the Hybrid CoE.

According to Brigadier General Trischak, the Hybrid CoE plays a crucial role in coordinating international efforts against hybrid threats. “We are grateful for Finland’s initiative and eager to contribute,” he added.

The other participating states are Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, the UK, and the US.

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