Students from Allied countries share their vision of peace and security

  • 22 Jun. 2016 -
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  • Last updated: 04 Jul. 2016 16:04

In 2016, NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division (PDD) launched a policy paper competition “Peace and Security in the 21st Century - a youth perspective” for students from all Allied countries. The purpose of this initiative was to learn about the views and visions of young people on current security challenges. The papers received showed a high level of interest in the subject and offered many innovative ideas to decision makers.

Winners of the policy paper competition together with Assistant Secretary General Ambassador Tacan Ildem on 22 June and NATO HQ

On 22 June 2016,  PDD hosted the winners of the competition at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The students attended briefings and exchanged views with NATO officials.

The full text of the best three essays can be found here: