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Roundtable with Jessikka Aro

Time: Thursday, May 2rd, 15:00 – 16:30

Venue: Office of the European Values Think-Tank, Na Baště sv. Jiří 11, Prague 6, Subway station Hradčanská

Profile: Jessikka Aro is an investigative journalist with the Finnish Public Broadcasting Company’s cross-media product Yle Kioski. Aro specialises in research into Russia, extremism and information war. She won the Bonnier Journalism Prize in 2016 for her research about pro-Russia trolls in Finland. At the moment she is investigating and writing a book on how Russia-connected activists troll, hack and stalk civilians internationally.

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Workshop on understanding Russian and Chinese influence operations

On May 6 afternoon (13:00 – 17:00) European Values Think-Tank will organize workshops for Georgian journalists and analysts from non-governmental organizations.

The workshops will focus on understanding objectives and influence toolkits of Russia and China and lessons learnt from countering this threat in Central Europe.

The event will be held under Chatham House Rule, working language is English, no interpreting.

Venue of this event will be in Tbilisi and confirmed participants will be notified before the event.

Georgian journalists and NGO analysts are welcome to register to receive further information via email:

Confronting hostile foreign influence against European democracies

The Lithuanian Embassy in Berlin and European Values Think-Tank would like to invite you to an evening debate on Confronting hostile foreign influence against European democracies.

Time: April 4, 18:00

Venue: Lithuanian Embassy in Berlin, Charitéstraße 9, 10117 Berlin

Speakers:

  • Andrex Foxall, Director of Russia Program, Henry Jackson Society, based in London
  • Jakub Janda, Director, European Values Think-Tank, based in Prague
  • Mareike Ohlberg, Fellow, MERICS, based in Berlin
  • Martin Hála, Director, Sinopsis, based in Prague

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Martin Svárovský – Polish

Kierownikiem nowego Programu Strategii Bezpieczeństwa został Martin Svárovský. Celem programu w ramach think-tanku European Values jest stymulacja dyskusji strategicznej poświęconej zmianom środowiska politycznego oraz kwestiom wzmacniana bezpieczeństwa regionu flanku wschodniego NATO. Miedzi głównymi tematami nowego programu są stosunki transatlantyckie oraz Czesko-Polskie. Číst dále

Senior diplomat Martin Svárovský is joining European Values Think-Tank to lead its new Security Strategies Program

The team of the European Values Think-Tank has been strengthened by Mr. Martin Svárovský who was for 19 years serving at the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Deputy Director of the Central European Department, Deputy Director of the Policy Planning Staff and Deputy Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Warsaw and Budapest. Martin will be heading the new Security Strategies Program of the European Values Think-Tank focusing mainly on security interests of the Czech Republic in the context of Trans-Atlantic Alliance, relations with Poland and increasingly aggressive behavior of Russia and China. Číst dále

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Islamic Extremism in Germany

The challenge of countering Islamic extremism in Germany continues to vex policy makers, the security community and the wider public. The paper identifies key Islamic extremist actors in Germany and analyses the threat they pose to the German liberal-order. Authored by Kay Westenberger and Jan Stehlík of the Internal Security Program, it is available in English and GermanČíst dále

External Propaganda in the Republic of Moldova

Kremlin Watch Program of the European Values Think-Tank publishes a new Report on the lessons for the Moldoval government and the international community in regards to external propaganda. This case study of the situation in Moldova was prepared by Vladislav Saran, director of the independent Analytical Center Spirit Critic. Available in PDF.

#BalkansWatch: Bringing Visegrad experience for countering malign influence in Western Balkans

The goal of this project is to bring unified methodology (which was already proved in Visegrad countries) for analyzing and assessing foreign influence of third countries in the Western Balkans. It also sets out to bring Visegrad experience and lessons learnt with organization of advocacy and analytical networks, advocacy tactics, personal and NGO security to the Western Balkans. Furthermore, we will create #BalkansWatch network in Western Balkans by finding 15 top like-minded influencers in each of WB countries and developing network of 100+ Balkans expert watchers in the EU Currently, only limited experience on this issue on organizational and personal level exists among WB NGOs. Comparatively, this area is relatively well-researched among V4 think-tanks. Not only do WB NGOs need supervision and transfer of knowledge and experience in this specific field from their V4 counterparts, also more international focus is needed on this under-researched and under-estimated issue on the WB region. The project is unique in combining knowledge and experience transfer from V4 to WB, in organizing the NGO advocacy network on this issue (similar to one which exists in V4), creating practical bonds between V4 and WB specialists, and in mainstreaming this issue through existing communication channels of V4 think-tanks to international media and Western expert community. This is badly needed since the issue of third country influence activities in WB is under-estimated and it is in the interest of the Visegrad group to raise this issue internationally.

Partners:

Political Capital, Hungary

Cybersecurity Foundation, Poland

STRATPOL – Strategic Policy Institute, Slovakia

Foreign Policy Research Institute, USA

Center for Democratic Transition, Montenegro