The regional Table Top Exercise (TTX) Coherent Resilience 2021 Baltics (CORE 21-B) is being organized by the NATO ENSEC COE and the European Commission, Joint Research Centre at the request of Ministries or Defense, Energy and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania.
CORE 21-B is the second co-sponsored NATO ENSEC COE and JRC exercise. The focus of the TTX is resilience of electricity supply in the Baltic States against cyber and hybrid attacks and the Baltic electricity grid synchronization to Continental European system. The invited participants are operators, national authorities in the field of energy, national defense and foreign affairs, EU and international institutions, other stakeholders from the Baltic States, Finland, Poland and Sweden.
The exercise planning began in the summer of 2020. The execution part of the exercise is currently projected in September 2021.
The Initial Planning Conference (IPC) was created at 15-16 December 2020 by VTC. The Main Planning Conference (MPC) is sheduled for 24-28 May 2021 in mix mode: in person and VTC.
This TTX is part of the CORE series exercises which started in 2014.
The focus of these exercises is on the resilience of energy infrastructure and energy supply in a range of regions and countries.
CORE 14, CORE 16, and CORE 19 were completed on the Baltic countries.
CORE 17 and CORE 20 (planning) focus on Ukraine.
CORE 21 G (planning) Georgia and the Caucasus region.