Insitutional Framework for Countering Hybrid Threats

 

"Cooperating to counter hybrid threats"

 
 
1. EU-European External Action Service (EEAS) 2016 joint framework on countering hybrid threats.
https://eeas.europa.eu/topics/economic-relations-connectivity-innovation/46393/europe-protects-countering-hybrid-threats_en
 
Countering hybrid threats as a EU priority. "The most tangible effects were the establishment of a Hybrid Fusion Cell as part of the EU Intelligence and Situation Centre, and a European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats in Helsinki."
 
HybridCoE: Establishment of Communities of Interest (COI).
Hybrid Influencing (UK), Non-state Actors (Sweden), Vulnerabilities and Resilience (Finland).
The new COI "Strategy and Defence" (Germany) "will address strategic understanding of hybrid warfare".
 
2. NATO Strategy to Counter Hybrid Threats
https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/topics_156338.htm?selectedLocale=en
 
"Similarly to the European Union, NATO has created a capability to monitor and analyse hybrid threats, based in the intelligence community and cooperating with other NATO authorities. Furthermore, NATO has established counter hybrid support teams that can be sent in support of the authorities of a stricken nation."
 
3. EU-NATO 2016 joint declaration: "common set of proposals" with 74 concrete actions.
https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_133163.htm?selectedLocale=en
 
 

 

 

4. EU-NATO 2018 joint declaration: "additional focus on military mobility, counter-terrorism and resilience to risks posed by chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents".
https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_156626.htm?selectedLocale=en
 
5. EU-EEAS inter-service group for countering hybrid threats that meets regularly at different levels.
 
6. European Council Friends of the Presidency Group for Countering Hybrid Threats (FoP) : "By the end of the new mandate, the FoP could even become a permanent body responsible for maintaining cross-sectoral awareness and – similarly to NATO's Civil Emergency Planning Committee – supporting member states' civil preparedness"
 
7. Joint exercises: "In September, an informal meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) with the EU Political and Security Committee (PSC) included a hybrid scenario-based discussion facilitated by the Hybrid COE."
 
8. Training: "the NATO School in Oberammergau and the European Security and Defence College could open up their training courses for selected EU and NATO staff respectively."