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Mark your calendars, because you are cordially invited to the 2nd EU-HYBNET Annual Workshop that will be held on 06 April 2022!

The EU-HYBNET Pan European Network to Counter Hybrid Threats Annual Workshop aims at highlighting the results and findings of the EU-HYBNET project gained during the second project year.

As part of the event, EU-HYBNET is inviting organizations that work with security-related topics to present research and/or innovations which could contribute to countering hybrid threats. EU-HYBNET is interested to hearing about a wide array of issues such as:

* Technological innovations.

* Ideas in organizational change.

* Public policy measures and experiences.

* Solutions to increase security in and resilience of critical infrastructures, cyber domain, local and national government.

* Information and strategic communication systems.

Call for Innovations – Pitches

As part of the Annual Workshop, EU-HYBNET is inviting organizations and projects that work with security-related topics to present research and/or innovations which could contribute to countering hybrid threats. EU-HYBNET is interested in hearing about a wide array of issues such as technological and non-technological innovations and ideas in following areas: 

* Future trends in hybrid threats: detection of the weak signals and vulnerabilities to improve foresight capability in the areas of 

– critical infrastructures and supply chains; 

– resilience of the space domain;  

– public outreach and content accessibility 

* Cyber and Future Technologies: monitor sentiments among populations such as 

– interference practices during crisis; 

– detection of fake content online; 

– disruptive technologies 

* Resilient civilians and local admin: increase trust among government and people  

– training/education of practitioners/citizens;  

– cross-collaboration initiatives between public and private sector; 

– destabilization aspects of democratic governance 

* Information and strategic communication  

– communication techniques targeting specific groups;  

– methodologies for fighting against disinformation;  

– methodologies for reducing impact of disinformation 

Innovations related to hybrid threats but not linked to the topics abovementioned can also be submitted. For the technological solutions we encourage you to submit your application only if your solution has a TRL >7. 

If you are interested in presenting your solution or innovative idea during the 2nd EU-HYBNET Annual Workshop, please fill out the template which you can download here. Each presentation will last a maximum of 10 minutes. Once we have received all inputs, EU-HYBNET will select the 6 most promising innovation to be presented during the workshop. 

Kindly send your innovation by 11 March 2022 COB to the event organizers Rachele Brancaleoni and Monica Bernassola, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore: and 

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EU-HYBNET participates in the ‘Responding to hybrid threats in the Mediterranean and Black Sea region’ Workshop

Come and meet us at the Workshop on ‘Responding to hybrid threats in the Mediterranean and Black Sea region’ Workshop. The event takes place online from 14th until 16th of December from 13.00 to 16.00 CET.

The purpose of the workshop is to contribute to the development of resilience against hybrid threats at a regional level within the member states and among its influencers and opinion formers. Hybrid threats erode the political cohesion of the alliance and its partners and are a part of the current EU, NATO, and the partner’s security landscape.
The primary objective is to examine a synchronization toolkit on resilience mechanisms between the EU, NATO, and regional authorities and to evaluate the effectiveness of the policy process from a central level down to regional levels among the target audience and to give guidelines in how to improve the process.

What we find today is that a state can reach the parts of another state’s triangle of war fighting capability much easier. It is simplified to say that it is about the Internet, but it is also true that the Internet facilitates a host of opportunities, good and bad when it comes to communicating with a population. Meddling in internal affairs disrupt the Western narrative of globalization, rule of law, democracy, and interconnectivity. Hybrid warfare as part of a wider information operation provides a problem partly by its content; partly by its due to attribution questions and the potential for deniability by the perpetrator.
Best practices analysis will fill knowledge gaps in addressing hybrid threats. The development of a resilience toolkit applicable at a regional level will lead towards a change of attitude vis-à-vis hybrid threats and to an improved EU-NATO- regional authorities synchronized effort in countering hybrid threats.

The wokshop is co-organised by EU-HYBNET partner Universidad Rey Juan Carlos along with Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Mid Sweden University and Ciberimaginario. The first day of the event (14th of December 2021), keynote speeches will be delivered to the audience. EU-HYBNET coordinator Päivi Mattila (Laurea) will present the project’s experience in building pan-European network to counter hybrid threats.

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EU-HYBNET “Defined Innovations to Hybrid Threats” Event #EDIHT

Open for EU-HYBNET Partners, Network Members & Relevant EU bodies and Networks!

The “Defined Innovations to Hybrid Threats” event (#EDIHT) provides EU-HYBNET pan-European stakeholders (practitioners, industry, academia, NGOs) with an opportunity to learn about innovations (technical and social/ on-technical) that the project has identified as possible solutions to counter hybrid threats. The event will take you through the process of assessment, selection and analysis of all innovations.

The workshop will present research results from EU-HYBNET project’s work in selected target areas in which improvements and innovations for countering hybrid threats need to be taken up. The basis for research was found in earlier project activities where promising research, technologies and innovations have been identified as possible answers to pan-European practitioners and other relevant actors (industry, academia, NGOs) gaps, needs and vulnerabilities in countering hybrid threats. During the event, presentations will be given on how the assessment of the possible innovative solutions was conducted and how this leads to:

a) the formulation of target areas

b) the prioritization of innovations

c) inclusion into EU-HYBNET work dedicated to further processing of solutions for innovation uptake recommendations.

By organising the event at the start of the EU-HYBNET project’s next 2nd working cycle (October 2021 – March 2023), we hope that it might inspire you to suggest new ideas for countering hybrid threats, which we can then process from October 2021 onwards.

The workshop is open to project consortium and EU-HYBNET network members upon registration and aims at fostering information sharing on innovative solutions to counter hybrid threats.

Join the event on 4th October 2021 at 9.30-11.00 CEST!

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EU-HYBNET will take part in INCLUDING 2nd Annual Workshop on Nuclear Security in Maritime Infrastructure

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (EU-HYBNET Consortium) will present EU-HYBNET project during next INCLUDING Workshop on Nuclear Security in Maritime Infrastructure.

The 2nd INCLUDING Workshop is devoted to Nuclear Security issues and with a focus on maritime infrastructure. Following the two days exercise at Piraeus Port Container Terminal, the Workshop will put under the magnifying lens open issues in prevention, detection and response to Nuclear Security scenarios and primarily in designated points of entry like ports.

The Workshop scope includes:

  1. Strategic issues and the international legal framework
  2. Operational capabilities and innovation
  3. Cooperation between EU and international activities

The Workshop is upon invitation and open to practitioners, innovators, suppliers and academia with a role and interest in the subject.
Location: Joint CBRN Coy premises, Chaidari, Athens, Greece

The Workshop is organised in physical presence. Due to the particular situation with pandemic, the event will be livestreamed to interested stakeholders.
If you are interested in following the INCLUDING 2nd Annual Workshop livestream, please contact the organizers for having the access using the following LINK.

Save the date EU HYBNET Month


EU-HYBNET Consortium is pleased to inform you that the EU-HYBNET Month will start very soon!

From 31st of March until 29th of April, workshops, training events as well as stakeholder group meetings will be held. You can find out more about our events and register by using the following links:

  • EU-HYBNET 1st General Assembly, 28 April 2021, (10.00-11.30 CET)
  • European Commission DG HOME and EU-HYBNET a Community of Users/ CERIS workshop, end of May (exact day TBC)

For more information:

Events will take place virtually on Zoom or BlueJeans platforms

Should you need any other information or support, please contact EU-HYBNET Coordinator Dr. Päivi Mattila  or EU-HYBNET Project Manager MS Janel Coburn


EU-HYBNET Newsletter

Are you a Security Practitioner? A stakeholder? An Academic? An Industry Player? Or a SME? Are you interested in countering hybrid threats? Then, have a look to the first EU-HYBNET Newsletter.

This first edition will provide you an overview of EU-HYBNET Network and vision; and Project Partners. It then provides and update on the present status of the project by showing the latest developments related to the Innovation Arena; Gaps and Needs activities. Finally it covers past and upcoming EU-HYBNET related events.

If you are interested in knowing more, have a look at the newsletter.