Press release

The Ministry of Interior is strengthening its capacity to fight against hybrid threats based on GLOBSEC’s recommendations


Bratislava 30 September

Daniel Milo, a Senior Adviser at GLOBSEC will be joining the Slovak Ministry of Interior to focus on the issue of hybrid threats.

“Daniel has helped to build our Democracy & Resilience Centre and has been an important member of GLOBSEC team for over 5 years. Thanks to Daniel, GLOBSEC is today one of the most recognizable organisations in the USA and Europe, addressing the issues of conspiracy theories and the resilience of democracy. I am truly honoured that GLOBSEC can provide professionals who are able to utilise their expertise in the favour of our country. It was also thanks to GLOBSEC that the Ministry of Interior has decided to strengthen its capabilities against hybrid threats. We at GLOBSEC indeed continue to work on this topic and I’m happy that we will have such a strong partner for cooperation.“ commented Róbert Vass, the president and founder of GLOBSEC.

The Centre for Democracy & Resilience will be led by Daniel’s peer and long-term GLOBSEC Senior Research Fellow, Dominika Hajdu. The Centre consists of four research fellows actively pursuing the topics of conspiratorial theories, hybrid threats and regulation of online space not only in Slovakia but also in broader Europe and the USA.

“Over the past years, the topic of hybrid threats has become one of the most crucial topics of the political and public debates, for the media and also governments. I am glad I had the opportunity to work on these topics under the brand of GLOBSEC and help to build a strong expertise and programme, which reputation has extended beyond Central Europe. However, there is still a long way to go to face these problems effectively. I look forward to many more challenges and mutual collaboration and wish my GLOBSEC colleagues all the best.” commented Daniel Milo.

The Democracy & Resilience Centre annually publish a unique publication, the GLOBSEC Trends, summarizing the results of public perception in the CEE on a variety of issues such as democracy, rule of law, foreign influence, but recently also attitudes towards vaccination or conspiracies about COVID-19. One of the key projects is the GLOBSEC Vulnerability Index, measuring the vulnerability of the CEE countries towards foreign influence. The GLOBSEC Vulnerability Index will be published in November 2021.