Project HYBRID

Research project with a focus on hybrid threats, aiming to advance research in the fields of International Law and International Relations in connection with international security.

Focus: War in Ukraine


At the 2021 NATO Summit (14th June) Allies discussed the future of the transatlantic relations and the security challenges that NATO will face in the coming decade.

June 2021

To enhance the transparency and visibility of the process, NATO organized, in parallel, a public event in cooperation with the German Marshall Fund of the United States. This event, NATO 2030 at Brussels Forum, brought together government leaders, international experts, representatives from civil society, the private sector and young professionals. Discussions focused on a wide range of topics, such as defence and deterrence, global partnerships, innovation, climate change, cyber, energy security.

In 2021 and beyond, Project HYBRID will continue to harness the momentum generated by the initiatives that took place in the framework of the implementation of the multi-event project “NATO@70 in Portugal – Countering hybrid threats with hybrid containment: NATO’s mission for the 21st century”. The main objective is to leverage the synergies created at international level toward amplifying the research being undertaken by means of international conferences, publications and young leader engagement actions.

February 2021

A diverse and inclusive team of BA and MA students of UPT’s Law and International Relations programs took part in NATO’s very first Policy Hackathon in the framework of the NATO 2030 initiative. In view of the successful participation the objective is there to support the students in the development of the ideas that they presented on February 4, 2021.
Pursuant to the award of a grant by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division in 2018 in the framework of a special call launched on the occasion of the official celebrations of the Alliance’s 70th anniversary, two international events were organized in Portugal at Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique (UPT):

April 2019

International conference including a young leader training program focusing on the topic of disinformation gathered 80 participants (civilian and military) from 19 nationalities coming from European and American universities (e. g., Leiden University College; Madrid Carlos III; San Diego State University; Military Academy of Portugal; Warsaw University; University of Girona).

November 2019

International conference was convened on the topic of the future of NATO with interventions on various topics including: the Southern Flank of the Alliance and Partnerships (key note address); de-radicalization of individuals; the impact of gender issues in modern conflict; the fight against terrorism.
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