EU-HYBNET focuses on preparing for and combating hybrid threats

Empowering a Pan-European Network to Counter Hybrid threats (EU-HYBNET) is the first European project to focus on preparing for and combating hybrid threats and developing and building a European network in this field. The Finnish Border Guard is participating in the project as an external expert.

Hybrid influencing refers to coordinated and synchronised activities in which a state or non-state actor seeks to influence decision-making in the target country using multiple means. These may include cyber attacks, information warfare and economic, military or political pressure.

Hybrid threat prevention requires collaboration

The objective of the project is to strengthen the ability of European actors to act against hybrid threats. An important task in achieving this objective is to expand the network of actors in this sector. These actors include authorities and decision-makers, companies operating in the sector, research institutes (including higher education institutions) and other organisations.

In addition to the partners involved in the project since the preparation phase, the aim is to increase the project's Europe-wide operator network and cooperation network (EU-HYBNET Pan-European Network).

Project information

The main partner in the project is the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid threats. In addition to Laurea University of Applied Sciences and the above-mentioned Centre of Excellence, 23 other organisations from 16 different countries are also involved. The EU-HYBNET project, funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme, is a five-year project with a total budget of EUR 3.5 million.

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