May 3 – 4, Prague
THE STRATCOM SUMMIT welcomed altogether 200 participants representing 30 countries over two days.
During the 2018 STRATCOM SUMMIT, the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee General Petr Pavel awarded the European Values Think-Tank a NATO recognition for our work in exposing Russian subversion activities. With our Kremlin Watch Program, we are the only nongovernmental centre in the Czech Republic which systematically deals with Russian influence and disinformation campaigns, and we are thrilled for this recognition by a strong allied institution.
The Prague Manual
Kremlin Watch Program presents a flagship publication from the 2018 STRATCOM SUMMIT: The Prague Manual: How to Tailor National Strategy Using Lessons Learned from Countering Kremlin’s Hostile Subversive Operations in Central and Eastern Europe.
The Prague manual is a comprehensive report attempting to explain how the European liberal democratic countries should respond to the Kremlin´s ongoing subversive operations. More than four years after the annexation of Crimea, following several investigations conducted to understand the scope of the Kremlin´s influence in Western countries and after a number of attempts to meddle in national elections, the European debate should finally move from questioning whether a threat exists to taking steps to effectively counter it. There have been numerous efforts to step up governmental and non-governmental activities focused on building resilience, analysing or countering the Kremlin´s disinformation campaigns and influence operations, with each of them differing in impact and number of successes. This report is trying to use the existing experiences to provide a list of specific steps which should be taken in different political environments to be as efficient as possible.
Available in PDF.
European Values Think-Tank and Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies. European Values Think-Tank is a Prague-based think-tank focusing on defense of liberal democracy. Kremlin Watch is a strategic program of the European Values think-tank, which aims to unravel and confront instruments of Russian hybrid war, which is focused against the liberal-democratic system. Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies is the official think tank of the European People’s Party. Through its work, it inspires ideas for action and shapes responses to European challenges.