Canada joins Hybrid CoE

Today Colleen Merchant, Director General of the Canadian Cyber Security Centre gave a notification regarding participation in the Memorandum of Understanding on the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE), making Canada officially a member state at the Centre.

Colleen Merchant, Director General of the Canadian Cyber Security Centre and Hybrid CoE Director Matti Saarelainen

“We are proud to see that Canada has decided to join the Hybrid CoE. Countering hybrid threats is all about international cooperation and we are delighted to welcome Canada’s contribution to the activities of the Hybrid CoE, which will make us even stronger. Canada will bring a lot of competence and expertise to our networks of practitioners and we are all looking forward to close cooperation,” said Matti Saarelainen, Director of the Hybrid CoE.

The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats is a hub of practitioners and experts building member states’ capabilities and enhancing EU-NATO cooperation in countering hybrid threats. In addition to Canada, the member states comprise Austria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA.

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