Defence educators discuss hybrid warfare in Ukraine

  • 23 Nov. 2016 - 24 Nov. 2016
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  • Last updated: 05 Dec. 2016 15:13

The international conference “Hybrid Warfare in Ukraine – Outcomes and Recommendations for Europe and the World” took place in Piotrkow Trybunalski (Poland) on 23 and 24 November 2016. It was jointly organised by NATO’s Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP), four Polish and three Ukrainian universities.

Photo by Grzegorz Stanecki

The aim of the conference was primarily to develop recommendations for supporting defence education in Ukraine in consideration of the results of hybrid warfare carried out in Ukraine by the Russian Federation.

Photo by Grzegorz Stanecki

The event featured five panel discussions on strategies and practices of hybrid warfare, its technological aspects, conceptual and theoretical considerations as well as legal and historical references. These discussions represented the opportunity for more than 50 participants from 14 Polish universities as well as for field professionals, especially from Ukraine and NATO member countries, to discuss the extent of the hybrid warfare impact on European security and to receive insights on the current state of affairs in Crimea and eastern Ukraine.

The results of scientific research and papers presented at the conference offered a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches for questions about future prospects in Ukraine.

NATO’s DEEP Programme connects senior educators from NATO nations with their counterparts from partner countries with the objective of enhancing educational curricula and learning methods.