News September 15, 2017

Counter Hybrid Threat Seminar in Helsinki

Hybrid CoE organised a Counter Hybrid Threat (CHT) seminar in Helsinki on 11–15 September, co-hosted with the Finnish Defence Forces. The seminar was supported by lectures from European and North American partners as well as from NATO. The seminar gathered some 50 participants of mid-level policy staff and leaders responsible for prevention, crisis management, analysis, planning, information, and communications, representing key organisations.

Conclusions by the group were introduced to governmental leaders like the Permanent Secretaries Mr Peter Stenlund (Ministry for Foreign Affairs), Mr Jukka Juusti (Ministry of Defence) and Ms Päivi Sillanaukee (Ministry of Social Affairs and Health) as well as military representatives like Brigadier General Vesa Virtanen (Finnish Defence Forces) and Capt(Navy) Jukka Savolainen (Hybrid CoE).

Similar national events have been organised also in other countries in the Baltic Sea region. These CHT seminars use an academic approach to bring together nations’ comprehensive approach practitioners (military and non-military) in a guided educational setting to address topics related to their perspective on preventing or countering hybrid threats. The end product of each seminar is a holistic and multi-organisational presentation to appropriate officials on the problem, potential tasks, recommendations and conclusions developed by the group.

Hybrid CoE is planning to organise, in cooperation with its participating countries and NATO, a high north area Counter Hybrid Threats (CHT) regional seminar in the beginning of next year. This would bring together comprehensive approach practitioners from the Nordic countries. It is recognised that each nation in the high north region faces relatively similar hybrid threat challenges. Therefore, much can be gained from coming together to discuss these issues and exploring where multinational regional solutions may be appropriate. Such a regional seminar has already taken place for the Baltic countries.

Share:

More posts:

October 7, 2019 Teija Tiilikainen starts as Director of Hybrid CoE Teija Tiilikainen started today as Director of the European Centre of Excellence for Co...

September 27, 2019 “Recognize, Adjust and Respond” – Hybrid CoE contributes to the PfP Consortium Conference Dr Johann Schmid, Director COI Strategy & Defence, contributed to the Conference on...

September 2, 2019 Strategic Analysis 4/2019: China in the grey zone “China in the grey zone” analyses different hybrid tools that China uses in seeking a g...

August 19, 2019 Improved understanding of hybrid warfare – a precondition for common and comprehensive action Dr Johann Schmid, Director COI Strategy & Defence, Hybrid CoE has contributed to th...

August 14, 2019 First Security Expert Pool meeting at University of Jyväskylä Hybrid CoE organised the first Security Expert Pool meeting in cooperation with the Uni...

August 8, 2019 Teija Tiilikainen appointed Director of Hybrid CoE Teija Tiilikainen, Doctor of Political Science, has been appointed Director of the Euro...

August 2, 2019 Postgraduate Course of Specialist in Strategic Communication, Hybrid Threats and Security   Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC) in Madrid has started offering for the academi...

July 10, 2019 Slovenia joins Hybrid CoE Slovenia officially became the 23rd member of Hybrid CoE on 10 July when Slovenian Mini...