An Early Warning Mechanism against Hybrid Threats for the Republic of Moldova

25 November 2020

The Institute for European Policies and Reforms hosted on 24 November 2020 the Online Policy Dialogue „Deriving an Early Warning Mechanism against Hybrid Threats: Key Conceptual and Methodological Aspects”. The event was organized by IPRE in partnership with project experts Dumitru MÎNZĂRARI, IPRE associate expert and associate researcher at SWP Berlin and Arlinda RRUSTEMI, Subject Matter Expert, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS).

The panel of speakers was also joined by Bas RIETJENS, Professor of Intelligence & Security at the Netherlands Defence Academy, Vilmos HAMIKUS, Head of hybrid threats sector at the European External Action Service (EEAS) and Andras RACZ, Senior Fellow, Robert Bosch Centre for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia (DGAP). The discussion focused on the conceptual and methodological aspects for an Early Warning Mechanism against Hybrid Threats. The experts also discussed the conceptual framework of the hybrid warfare. The debates also benefited from the participation of over 30 experts and officials from EU institutions, EU member states, EU and Moldovan think-tanks. The results of the reflections during the debate will contribute to the process of drafting an Early Warning Mechanism methodology addressing hybrid threats in the Republic of Moldova that will be presented early next year

The online event was organised in the framework of the IPRE project „Delivering an Effective Early Warning Mechanism for Addressing the Hybrid Threats – #EWM4Moldova” implemented with the support of the Embassy Office of the Netherlands in the Republic of Moldova.


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