The vulnerability of Central European countries to subversive foreign influence


7 December, 2016 - 13:30 to 15:30

Russia as the main regional actor operating outside of the EU-NATO framework is projecting its power in Central Europe by various means. Diplomatic activities, energy and economic policy, information warfare and support of domestic political forces sympathetic to the Russian narrative are ways for it to restore influence in the region and weaken the EU and NATO.

How vulnerable are the Central European societies to such subversive foreign influence? Where are the weak spots to be remedied and what examples of best practices are there to address these threats? GLOBSEC Policy Institute in cooperation with Wilfried Martens Center for European Studies organizes a panel debate that will analyze the vulnerability of Central European countries to subversive foreign influence.


14:00            Opening remarks and moderation

                    Roland Freudenstein, Policy Director, Martens Centre

14:05-14:45 Panel Discussion

Daniel Milo, Senior Fellow, Globsec Policy Institute, Slovakia

 Bulcsú Hunyadi, Senior Analyst, Political Capital Institute, Hungary

 Jakub Janda, Deputy Director, European Values, Czech Republic

 Łukasz Wenerski, Analyst, Institute of Public Affairs, Poland

14:45- 15:30 Q&A Session

Please note that only registered participants will be admitted to the event. To register please click here.


Daniel Milo

Head of Strategic Communication Programme