EU-HYBNET – Empowering a Pan-European Network to Counter Hybrid Threats

Coordinator:

  • Laurea University of Applied Sciences – Finland.

Partners:

  • Hybrid CoE – Finland;
  • Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS) – Poland;
  • University of Tromso (UiT) – Norway;
  • Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) – Sweden;
  • The Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) – Greece;
  • Lithuanian Cybercrime Centre of Excellence for Training, Research and Education (L3CE) – Lithuania;
  • Universidad Rey Juan Carlo (URJC) – Spain;
  • French Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transitition – France;
  • European Organization for Security (EOS) – Belgium;
  • Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) – the Netherlands;
  • Satways Ltd. – Greece;
  • City of Espoo – Finland;
  • Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore – Italy;
  • “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy – Romania;
  • Netherlands Ministry of Defence – the Netherlands;
  • Valencia Local Police – Spain;
  • Polish Internal Security Agency (ABW) – Poland;
  • Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection – Norway;
  • Maldita – Spain;
  • Central Office for Information Technology in the Security Sector (ZITiS) – Germany;
  • Research Group COMTESSA – Germany;
  • Joint Research Centre European Commission (JRC).

Description of the project:

EU-HYBNET (Empowering a Pan-European Network to Counter Hybrid Threats) was officially launched at the beginning of May 2020. The project aims to develop a European network to detect, prepare for and counter hybrid threats. This five-year-long project is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme. The EU-HYBNET project consortium consists of 23 organisations representing 16 European countries.

The project has four core themes –

  1. Future Trends of Hybrid Threats
  2. Cyber and Future Technologies
  3. Resilient Civilians, Local Level and National Administration
  4. Information and Strategic Communication

The project is coordinated by Laurea University of Applied Sciences. Laurea is the leading provider of civilian security education in Finland. It has built a noticeable international and EU funded security project portfolio. At the moment, Laurea is conducting 18 research projects, of which 14 are EU Commission funded.

The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE) located in Helsinki Finland, is the main content coordinator for the project. Working with a versatile group of organisations and experts from the public sector, industry, SMEs, academia and NGOs gives a unique opportunity to develop new tools to enhance societal resilience.

EU-HYBNET - scheme

PPHS will participate in all activities, including two as a leader:

  • Preparation of recommendations for developing standards and norm (for example ISO, CEN) and technologies and procedures related to detecting, countering and combating hybrid threats;
  • Dissemination of current project’s results through communication with interested organisations from around Europe.

We would like to invite you to the project website and its profiles on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Project financed by the European Commission

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