Visit of Hybrid COE: Synchronising common activities

Juha Mustonen – Director of International Relations of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats in Helsinki/ Finland– visited today the CCOE. He was accompanied by partners and colleagues from NATO’s Special Operations Headquarters, with which the Hybrid COE is organizing and conducting regional Counter Hybrid Threats seminars in future.


Hybrid threats require comprehensive responses with whole-of-government approach – and this involves also civil-military cooperation. Therefore the delegation was introduced into CCOE´s activities with a focus on relevance to countering hybrid threats and possibilities for cooperate were discussed intensively to gain synergies.

Background information

The Hybrid COE ( is based in Helsinki and was established in 2017 according to the tasking by the EU and NATO. Currently, they have 13 participating countries.