NATO and CEPA Present: The Future of Hybrid Warfare Contest

The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), two non-partisan organizations dedicated to ensuring secure Atlanticism for future generations, have come together to create an opportunity for current students to input their opinion on the future of hybrid warfare.

Submissions are due March 31, 2021.

Contest Description:

NATO and CEPA believe that over the next seventy years, hybrid threats facing the transatlantic Alliance are likely to grow in complexity, intensity, and scope. Information operations, cyber-attacks, subversion, low-level conflict, and other hybrid challenges that can be blended with conventional warfare will be exacerbated by rapid technological change and increasing global connectivity. To maintain its competitive edge, NATO must adapt now for the hybrid warfare of the future.

To inspire innovative ideas for how NATO should better prepare for these challenges, CEPA launched a digital campaign to engage next-generation security, tech, and policy voices from across non-U.S. Ally and Partner publics. The campaign includes videos, articles, online quizzes, and infographics to explore what hybrid warfare means, how these threats will evolve in the future, and what NATO can do about it. 

As part of this effort, CEPA is hosting a contest soliciting memes, short stories, and videos from rising leaders, in NATO member and partner states, illustrating what hybrid threats of the future could look like. This exciting new initiative is designed to inject creative thinking into the transatlantic policy debates on hybrid threats. Contest winners in each category will receive cash prizes of $1,500, and runners-up will win $500!

For more information on the contest, click here.

For access to more content relating to this contest, click here.

For a more in-depth description of what hybrid warfare is, click here.

To submit an entry, click here.

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