News April 24, 2018

Italy joins Hybrid CoE

H.E. Mr. Gabriele Altana, Italian Ambassador to Finland, this afternoon signed the Memorandum of Understanding and Italy became the 15th member state in the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threat.

“I’m very delighted with Italy’s decision to join Hybrid CoE. Like Denmark, which joined the Centre two weeks ago, also Italy has actively participated in planning the establishment of the Centre since the beginning of the process. It is also great to get a new participant from Southern Europe; it improves the geographical balance of the Centre,” said Matti Saarelainen, Director of Hybrid CoE.

“Italy fully supports a deeper and more extensive international cooperation in countering and mitigating the hybrid threats. Indeed, the Hybrid Centre of Excellence provides a sound platform for pursuing stronger ties of collaboration, in the wider frame of EU-NATO cooperation. Italy looks forward to contributing actively to the initiatives and networking put forward and facilitated by Hybrid CoE, to the benefit of European security and in line with the aims and objectives of the EU Global Strategy,” said Ambassador Altana.

Hybrid CoE now has altogether 15 members, including Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Centre closely cooperates with 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...