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Total Defence cooperation with Ukraine

Project period
1. Sep 2020 -
31. Dec 2025
Project owner
Norwegian Defence University College
Project manager
Røseth, Tom
Organization unit
Norwegian Defence Command and Staff College
Ministry of Defence

The project seeks to share research and lessons-learned on how to strengthen Total Defence and resilience against contemporary military and non-military threats. The main partner in the project is the National Defence University of Ukraine (NDUU).

The relevance of the project is to acquire new knowledge of the societal strategies and tools employed in the military and non-military domain by state actors. Threats or war are deployed across various sectors such as the cyber domain and can be hard to detect and accumulate into a broader and strategic Total Defence perspective.

Ukraine has hard earned experiences that the Norwegian side can learn from and it is important to study their relevance in a Norwegian context. Vice versa, Ukraine can get insights from the Norwegian perspective and our challenges.

Both institutions and defence sectors can use results from this study to improve the education of officers, and through new knowledge update exercises and strategy documents, and hopefully improve national resilience and their Total Defence.