NATO Secretary General to discuss “New Ideas for NATO 2030” with students and young leaders

  • 04 Feb. 2021 -
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  • Press Release (2021) 010
  • Issued on 01 Feb. 2021
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  • Last updated: 03 Feb. 2021 10:44

On Thursday 4 February 2021, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will engage with students and young leaders on their ideas and vision for NATO, as part of the event “New Ideas for NATO 2030”, organized by NATO and Chatham House.

This is part of the Secretary General’s initiative “NATO 2030” to make sure the Alliance remains ready to face tomorrow’s challenges, and keep its citizens safe in the next decade and beyond.

Mr. Stoltenberg will engage and react to the recommendations presented by the NATO 2030 Young Leaders. The Secretary General has asked this group of 14 young professionals to develop new ideas for NATO’s role in areas including new technologies, climate change, and defending democratic values.

In the second part of the event, university teams from across the Alliance will pitch their ideas on how to make NATO’s policies future-proof. The students will develop these ideas during the first NATO policy hackathon, which starts on 29 January 2021. They will present their hackathon proposals in fast-paced, interactive pitching sessions, before an expert jury and the live audience who together will decide on the winning team.

The youth event will be streamed live on the NATO website. We also encourage you to join and watch the event on LinkedIn.

Media advisory

16:00 (CET Opening remarks by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on NATO 2030 and the importance of strengthening the transatlantic bond in the next decade and beyond, followed by Q&A with the audience

16:30 (CET) NATO 2030 Young Leaders’ recommendations and conversation with the Secretary General

17:15 (CET) NATO 2030 policy hackathon – final presentations

19:05 (CET)  Announcement of the hackathon winners and closing remarks by NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana

Use #NATO2030 to follow the conversation and ask questions on the social media.

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