News November 21, 2018

Hybrid CoE presents the first year results in Brussels

Today Hybrid CoE’s two Communities of Interests (CoIs) presented the results of the first year of the Centre’s activities to member state and the EU and NATO representatives in Brussels

CoI Influence, led by the UK focused during 2018 on election interference, disinformation and OSINT, as well as organising table-top exercises in order to build member states’ capabilities for countering malign influencing.

CoI Vulnerabilities and Resilience led by Finland focused on four rather technical work strands: legal resilience, maritime vulnerabilities, drones and energy supply networks. The aim of the work strands was to improve understanding of hybrid threats and vulnerabilities Western democratic states share, as well as increase resilience by sharing best practices, making new policy proposals and improving application of common norms to minimize the possibility of adversaries being able to exploit the existing vulnerabilities.

First findings regarding the conceptualization of Hybrid Warfare were also introduced. COI Strategy & Defence (established in Aug. 2018) led by Germany introduced its aim, purpose, lines of effort and methodological approach. Overarching objective is to contribute to the education of common and comprehensive judgment of Participants, EU and NATO regarding hybrid warfare, related strategies and resulting implications for security policy, military and defence.

Reports with key findings covering all the topics covered by the two CoIs Influence and Vulnerabilities and Resilience will be distributed to all the member states and the EU and NATO.

Share:

More posts:

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...

April 25, 2019 First China Expert Pool meeting at Harvard University HybridCoE organised the first China Expert Pool meeting in cooperation with the FDR Fou...

April 12, 2019 Strategic Analysis 1/2019: How states use non-state actors: A modus operandi for covert state subversion and malign networks States with a strong and long-term interest in influencing, manipulating and creating e...

April 1, 2019 Greece becomes a member of Hybrid CoE The Ambassador of Greece to Finland, H.E. Mr Georgios Ayfantis, gave notification today...

March 26, 2019 Invitation to Changing Security and Hybrid Threats Course The University of Jyväskylä (JYU) is organizing a summer course, “Changing Security and...

March 4, 2019 CoE organised a two-day training course on Countering Hostile Information and Disinformation Last week, Hybrid CoE brought together ten journalists and strategic communication expe...