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Finland to attend joint EU decision-making exercise on crisis management and hybrid threats

The aim of the exercise is to improve the EU’s capacity to respond to crises. The exercise will focus on crisis management and hybrid threats. It will be based on a fictitious scenario that reflects today’s multifaceted crises. The exercise will simulate the planning, establishment and decision-making processes of EU military and civilian crisis management operations as well as response to hybrid threats. EU Member States are expected to respond to various feeds in a fictitious operating environment.
The exercise is now conducted for the sixth time, the previous one being held in 2021. The European External Action Service plays a central role in executing the exercise together with other EU actors and all Member States of the EU. The decision-making exercise also incorporates EU’s interaction with NATO in accordance with the Parallel and Coordinated Exercises concept. 
Finland will participate in the EU Integrated Resolve Exercise, which will be held between 19 September and 18 November 2022.
In Finland, the exercise will be conducted through cross-government cooperation by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defence, the Defence Command, the Ministry of the Interior, the Prime Minister’s Office, Transport and Communications Agency, Crisis Management Centre Finland, and the Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU in Brussels.

Inquiries:

  • Nelli Mikkola, Political Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 50 340 0293, firstname.lastname@formin.fi
  • Anna Ilvesniemi, Defence Policy Department, Ministry of Defence, tel. +358 50 476 4493, firstname.lastname@gov.fi
  • Aaro Suonio, International Affairs Unit, Ministry of the Interior, tel. +358 29 548 8621, firstname.lastname@govsec.fi
     

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