Jori Arvonen, Under-Secretary of State for EU Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office of Finland, has been re-elected for a new three-year term as chairman of Hybrid CoE Steering Board. Mr Arvonen has led the Steering Board since the establishment of the Centre.
‘Since we established Hybrid CoE in 2017, hybrid threats have been on the rise, showing that our joint effort was indeed a necessary one. In the meantime, the Centre has helped the participating states as well as the EU and NATO to share best practices, build capabilities, test new ideas and counter hybrid threats,’ Mr Arvonen said.
‘During these early years, I have been privileged to work closely with the Centre’s highly professional staff. By bringing these brains together, we have created a true centre of excellence, working together with our global network. That’s why I still value the original idea of how the Centre is structured,’ he noted with satisfaction.
Hybrid CoE is an independent international centre enhancing participating states’ capabilities to counter hybrid threats. It does so by sharing best practices, testing new ideas and approaches, and providing training and exercises. The Centre currently has 28 participating states. Participation is open to all EU member states and NATO allies.