ATA mission to Ukraine
Several representatives from the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA) travelled to Ukraine on 16-19 June following an invitation from the Atlantic Council of Ukraine. The aim of the trip was to discuss ways to enhance the activities of the Atlantic Council of Ukraine and to assess Ukrainian public opinion towards NATO.
ATA mission participants met with Ukrainian officials and national institutions specialising in military and strategic affairs and public information. They discussed general NATO-Ukraine relations and advancements made in the area of NATO-related educational programmes. In addition, ATA representatives and Ukrainian officials participated in a special Youth Conference which was attended by young people from all regions of Ukraine.
The Atlantic Treaty Association was formed on 18 June 1954 as a mechanism to bring together national voluntary and non-governmental organisations from each of the 19 NATO member countries in order to support the activities of the Alliance and promote the objectives of the North Atlantic Treaty. Since the early 1990's, the ATA has admitted Associate members from NATO Partner countries. Ukraine has been an ATA Associate Member since 1995.