Breakfast meeting with Jānis Sārts, Director of NATO StratComCOE

21 April 2022

Since Russia launched an invasion in Ukraine on February 24 the life as we knew it in Europe has ended. The European Union is facing a war at its doorstep as Russia is pounding Ukraine with a brute force military, while waging intensive information warfare both domestically and internationally.

Join us on Thursday, April 21 at 9:00, for a breakfast meeting and discussion with Jānis Sārts, Director at NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence, to discuss current challenges faced by Europe, Western response, and ways to strengthen our resilience in the face of a hostile aggressor. Tensions are high in Latvia as well, especially as 9 May is approaching, and the issues that the "celebration" of this date may bring to Riga.


SPEAKER BIO: Jānis Sārts was appointed as a Director of the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence In July 2015. The Centre is a multinational, cross-sector organisation which provides comprehensive analysis, advice and practical support to the Alliance and allied nations. Some of the topics the Centre is focusing on: early signals of hybrid warfare, new challenges in the information environment: robot trolling and new trends in social media, Russia's and DAESH information campaigns, strategic communications in administration. As an expert, Jānis Sārts has been invited to speak to the representatives of the National Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany; to give a testimony in front of the Senate of the United States, as well as the Parliament of the Kingdom of Spain.

Date & Time: Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 9:00 (coffee & breakfast served from 8:30)
Venue: Hotel Bergs, Elizabetes iela 83/85, Rīga
Admission: 20 EUR for members of organizing chambers I
35 EUR for non-members
Register no later than April 20 at noon:


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