On 21 January NATO STRATCOM COE was visited by the Ambassador of Italy Mr. Giovanni Polizzi, Director of the Centre for Defence Higher Studies Vice Admiral Rinaldo Veri, Defence Attaché Brigadier General Filippo Camporesi, and Professor  Antongiulio De Robertis.

Director of the Centre Amb. Janis Karklins and Deputy Director Aivar Jaeski briefed the members of the delegation on the results of the Centre’s first substantive projects, research and training plans, recent events in Ukraine and the use of the media in hybrid warfare.

In the summer of 2015 Centre’s team will be joined by the representative from Italy who will hold the position of the head of the Training and Education Branch. Considering Italian historical knowledge about the Mediterranean region, engagement into the research "ISIL information campaign and its influence” was also negotiated.