The Advanced Training Course is organized within NATO SPS G. 5257 by:


Partnering institutions:

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About


The cyberspace has become dominant place for social, economic and political interactions in the South-Eastern Europe (SEE). At the same time significant evidences confirm that ISIS affiliated groups and individuals are using the Internet and modern ICT as a tool for radicalization and recruitment, a method of propaganda, a means of communication, a mechanism for attacking other entities and a suitable ground for training. The emerging trend of individuals joining the ISIS in Iraq and Syria is evident in many of the SEE countries.

The CIRACRESEE course seeks to provide participants with global trends regarding ISIS’ use of cyber and technology. In addition, in-depth analysis on how these efforts are intrinsic to the SEE region will be conducted. It will also serve to facilitate the importance of regional cooperation among the participants from NATO and Partner countries in SEE, which is an essential component in building resilience to terrorists’ use of a cyber and technology.

Trainees will be military and civilian experts from SEE, exchanging experience and academic expertise for a comprehensive and fresh approach to ISIS use of technology and cyberspace for radicalization and recruitment, planning training and organising severe attacks. Special emphasis will be given to subjects like Critical Information Infrastructure Protection, Building Social Resilience and creating counter narrative.

Moreover, participants will get information on NATO’s policy on defence against terrorism, critical infrastructure protection and de-radicalization. This understanding will provide, in the future, a common ground for cooperation in solving mutual problems.

Organising Committee


International Organising Committee


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Zlatogor Minchev – NATO Co-Director, Bulgaria

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Mitko Bogdanoski – Partner Co-Director, Macedonia

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Metodi Hadji-Janev – Macedonia

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Ljubica Pendaroska – Macedonia

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Kennet Geers – Canada

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Alan Brill – USA

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Raoul Chiesa – Italy


Local Organising Committee

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Ilija Djugumanov – Macedonia

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Elena Trajanovska – Macedonia

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Dimitar Bogatinov – Macedonia

Programme


Programme

The training will have four parts spread over five days, addressing: strategic/political, legal and technical aspects. Furthermore, participants are engaged in creating policy proposals. In the first part, political and strategic concerns will be addressed. Legal considerations are brought under spotlight in the second part, which will be followed by education on technical aspects. Lastly, trainees will prepare strategic policy guidelines to surmount ISIS use of cyber and technology by employing the political, strategic, legal and technical components provided in the course. Detailed program is available here...

Location


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Ohrid, Hotel Belvedere, Republic of Macedonia*
Latitude: 41° 07' 1.99" N, Longitude: 20° 48' 6.98" E

Contacts


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zlatogor Mincev ..., ...,...

Institute of ICT, Joint Training Simulation & Analysis Center,Bulgarian Academy of Science, Republic of Bulgaria

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mitko Bogdanoski ..., ...

Military Academy “General Mihailo Apostolski” - Skopje, University of Goce Delcev – Stip, Republic of Macedonia

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