Academic Response to Hybrid Threats (WARN)


Main funder


Funds granted by main funder (€)

78 372,00


Funding program

Capacity building, E+ (Erasmus +)


Project timetable

Project start date: 15/11/2019

Project end date: 14/11/2023


Summary

The new hybrid threats challenge the world, and Ukraine in particular, on every level:
- new threats result to unknown and dangerous vulnerabilities of the societies
- currently societies lack sufficient knowledge and skills to cope with new threats
- present academic curricula do not even remotely prepare to complex hybrid threats.
- Ukrainian state officials, regional administrations and ministries dealing with reality of hybrid war, are lacking the knowledge and skills to recognize, classify and counter hybrid threats with required efficiency
The analysis of Ukrainian curricula in fields of business and administration, information and communication technologies, social and behavioural science, arts, education, journalism and information showed that current curricula tend to be discipline based and do not address hybrid challenges adequately.
The project aims to renew the above listed curricula by introducing unique content that builds awareness of hybrid threats and innovative gamified teaching methods that provide skills and competences to tackle complex threats proactively. The upgraded contents, based on newest EU partner curricula, together with new gamified teaching methods based on AI-inspired adversarial learning, will be used both in MSc degree education and in LLL to train "positive change agents" in diverse professional fields. The change agents will learn to adapt proactively to new complex, hybrid challenges, and to disseminate their knowledge to the society. International community of educators and alumnae (WARN network) will be created to guarantee the sustainable development of the educational content, teaching methods and dissemination after the project.
The project will link to diverse stakeholders (ministries, sate official,local authorities, companies) for developing the content and to create real life scenarios as teaching materials for both degree education and LLL intensive courses, and for training them to counter hybrid threats in practice.


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