Frequently Asked Questions

How can we apply for EU-HYBNET membership?

The application can be sent via the EU-HYBNET web page or completed via this link

Do we have to sign a written agreement?

No written financial or other agreement will be signed.

Are there any obligations connected to the membership? In terms of expected participation in different events and/or other deliveries?

No obligations; participation is on a voluntary basis. Of course, it is worth to mention that the more you participate and contribute to the project’s events, the more beneficial the project is for you.

Are there any membership fees or other economic costs? Does the members finance all by themselves or how does it work in general?

There are no membership fees. Participation to the first gaps and needs event (in person) is paid by the project for the first 20 registered partners. The payment is approx. 800€/new partner for travel and hotel. Any costs over that will be covered by the network member. Other costs are also the network member’s responsibility. We are using hybrid methodology for the events, so in many cases it is possible to attend the events online as well.

Whom shall we name to be the contact person, head of the unit or is ok with others?

It is your decision whom you will name as the Point of Contact (PoC). It is recommend to name a person or persons who will follow the project and contribute to the project according to your interests. The PoC(s) will also be those who will get the latest information about the project activities and achievements. This is a project, which provides you the possibility for interaction through its events.

EU-HYBENT has several events for Network Members; what is the purpose of each event?

  • Gaps and Needs Event (c. October 2021, March 2023, June 2024)

Network members are invited to share their views on the current gaps and needs of pan-European practitioners and other relevant actors’ measures to counter hybrid threats. The information is analysed in the project to define the context for vulnerabilities, and to find the most critical gaps and needs and also possible solutions (technical or non-technical/ e.g. social science based) to best address the gaps and needs.

  • Trainings and exercises (c. April 2021, September 2022, February 2024)

Network members are invited to participate in EU-HYBNET trainings and exercises during which, identified solutions (technical or non-technical/ e.g. social-sciences based) for the gaps and needs are tested and

evaluated. In addition, the trainings and exercises will include lectures on hybrid threats, and hence, enhance the general knowledge and measures to counter hybrid threats.

  • Innovation and Knowledge Exchange Workshop (IKEW) events (c. January 2021, June 2022, December 2023)

“The Innovation and Knowledge Exchange Workshop” (IKEW) is arranged especially for practitioners (and stakeholders in general) to facilitate the exchange of information regarding the most promising innovations and knowledge to counter hybrid threats. In addition, the IKEW provides a forum for practitioners to engage with innovation (technical and social innovations) providers, in and outside of the consortium and to monitor solutions for identified gaps and needs to counter hybrid threats. In addition, the IKEW is an arena where network members may assess the feasibility of the EU-HYBNET project activities and findings, and provide recommendations for proceedings so that the project would serve the network’s interest in the best possible way. The IKEW is open to all according to registration.

  • Future Trends Workshop (FTW) (c. April 2021, April 2022, April 2023, April 2024, February 2025)

Network members are invited to Future Trends workshops that address expected future manifestations and evolutions of hybrid threats, so that the project and network members not only look into innovations and solutions for today but also for tomorrow. The FTW is open to all according to registration.

  • Events on possibilities for innovation standardisation (c. June 2022, November 2023, December 2024)

Network members who have the background and knowledge of innovation standardisation are invited to the specifically themed innovation and standardisation workshops to counter hybrid threats. From each session a report will be prepared, in which all of the defined needs and possibilities are listed in relation to the suggested innovations. This information supports the project to further identify innovations and standardisation possibilities. In the workshop, network members have an important role to share their experiences and views on the needs of innovation standardisation and way forward.

  • Annual Workshop for stakeholders (AW) (c. April 2021, April 2022, April 2023, April 2024, February 2025)

Network members are invited to an Annual Workshop (AW), where project findings are disseminated to a large scale of stakeholders. The AW is designed to enable vivid interaction with industry, academia and other providers of innovative solutions outside of the consortium with a view to assessing the feasibility of project findings and possible recommendations to innovations uptake (incl. industrialisation) and standardisation. Moreover, the AW will foster network activities, raise awareness of the project and bring together relevant practitioners and stakeholders who may join the EU-HYBNET network and its activities. The goal of the AW is also to bolster the sustainability of the project’s activities and increase relevant members in the network. The AW is important for the network members to review the project’s proceedings and to share their wishes for future actions. The AW is open to all according to registration.

  • Other possible events e.g. workshops with other EC funded projects (tbc)

Network members are also invited to other EU-HYBNET project events that might be arranged as a result of cooperation with other Commission funded projects or deriving from a wish of a network members to have a joint/combined event. These events deliver relevant information regarding measures to counter hybrid threats.