A Pan-European Network to Counter Hybrid Threats


The EU-HYBNET is a Pan-European network of security practitioners, stakeholders, academics, industry players, and SME actors across EU collaborating with each other in ever increasing numbers to counter hybrid threats.

The world as we know it is experiencing change and evolution at a rapid pace in every area of life. A technological revolution gives rise to massive shifts in global politics, economics, the media landscape, and the ways in which we all live, work, communicate, connect with and trust one another, locally and globally. The very nature of war, committing acts of aggression, and sewing seeds of discontent have evolved. Hybrid threats are a product of these changes and are part of our modern world, EU-HYBNET/(Pan-European Network to Counter Hybrid Threats) is a project that works towards protecting the EU against them.

To enhance the EU’s resilience to hybrid threats, an ever-growing state-of-the-art network has been established. The project is the 1st EU initiative which brings together pan-European practitioners and stakeholders to identify and analyse common challenges, and requirements to counter hybrid threats. It conducts research, highlights innovation initiatives, arranges training events to test innovations and makes recommendations for the uptake, industrialisation and standardisation of these innovations. These results are shared with EU practitioners and EC policymakers which positively influences the public procurement process.

 EU-HYBNET is a five year project funded by the European Commission (No. 883054).


EU-HYBNET aims...

To empower its network to fight against hybrid threats by proliferating knowledge and facilitating cooperation between industry, practitioners and academia, and by providing advanced solutions for network collaboration and delivering recommendations for training, standardization and industrialization of cutting-edge innovations.

Gaps & Needs Mapping

Defining European Actors' Gaps & Needs to counter hybrid threats

Recommendations for standardisation

Coherent, deployable, interoperable set of tools, SOPs and services.

Innovations Mapping

Searching and monitoring significant developments in research and innovation



To ensure coherence in the project’s results: The four core themes will afford an opportunity to focus on all hybrid threat domains, especially interfaces between the domains, ensuring that the project delivers coherent results in relation to the conceptual framework model countering hybrid threats.

Concept and Approach

A coherent approach focusing on the domains of hybrid threats

The four core themes of the project will create an opportunity to link and interface with other threat domains as identified by the European Commission, JRC and Hybrid CoE; and provide a sound window into supporting research and innovation activities in any of the hybrid threat domains considered by the project to be important and capable of delivering solutions.



Extended Network

The project administration board will eventually select new members on a yearly basis which will allow for cooperation and information sharing with other network members in forthcoming years.