Brunssum, the Netherlands – On 16th November, senior leaders from Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Brunssum hosted representatives from the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrids CoE).
Head of International Relations, Mr. Rasmus Hindrén, and International Relations Coordinator in Hybrids CoE, Ms. Iida Karjalainen, spent the day discussing a wide range of topics related to Europe’s unpredictable security environment, and shared their experiences countering hybrid activities.
Hybrid threats are defined as actions conducted by state or non-state actors, whose goal is to harm a target by combining overt and covert military, and non-military means.
The Hybrid CoE delegation also took the opportunity to discuss possibilities for future cooperation between Hybrids CoE and JFC Brunssum.
The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE) CoE in Helsinki, Finland was inaugurated in 2017. This is an international, autonomous network-based organization promoting a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach to countering hybrid threats. Cooperating closely with the EU and NATO, Hybrid CoE builds its 32 participating states’ capabilities to counter hybrid threats. The centre’s key task is to build its participating states’ capabilities to prevent and counter hybrid threats. The centre also builds the operational capacities of the participating states by training practitioners and organizing hands-on exercises