Expert discussion within the framework of the project

On September 28, at the "Public Synergy" office, the expert discussion "Hybrid threats to security of state and society in Ukraine and in the EaP space" was held, organized by the Centre for Global Studies "Strategy XXI" under the framework of the project "Promoting Building of Ukraine's Capacities to Guarantee Citizens’ Security in the Conditions of Hybrid Threats" which is being implemented with the support of the European Program Initiative of the International Renaissance Foundation.

Members of the project team, the experts of the Centre for Global Studies "Strategy XXI", of the Council of Foreign Policy "Ukrainian Prism", of the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research, of the Center for Study of Security Environment "Prometheus", the members of the UNP of the Eastern Partnership, the representatives of “East European Security Research Initiative", of the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies, of the NGO "Ukrainian Strategy", of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine, of the KNU Institute of Journalism, of the KROK University of Economics and Law, of the National Institute of Strategic Studies, and of the NGO "Center for International Security" participated in the discussion.

The participants of the discussion listened to the report of the project leader Vitalii Martyniuk (Centre for Global Studies "Strategy XXI") and to the co-reports of the project experts Serhii Zhuk (Centre for Global Studies "Strategy XXI"), and Andrii Chubyk (Centre for Global Studies "Strategy XXI"), who presented an elaborated list of hybrid threats according to the spheres (state, military, law enforcement, information, cyber, economic, energy, human rights and historical policy); as well as to comments by Maksim Hylko (East European Security Research Initiative), by Mikhailo Samus` (Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies), and Alina Mayorova (Center for Study of Security Environment "Prometheus").

During the discussion, proposals, comments, and clarifications were aired on determination of hybrid threats to security of the state and society in Ukraine, in particular, on the appropriateness of distinguishing of challenges, risks, weaknesses from actual security threats; transfer of certain identified as sectoral threats to the section of national threats; accentuation of attention on external dimension of hybrid threats.

 

The project team "Promoting Building of Ukraine's Capacities to Guarantee Citizens’ Security in the Conditions of Hybrid Threats" expresses its gratitude to all the participants in the discussion and to the team of the "Public Synergy" project for the assistance provided. 

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