The Youth Atlantic Treaty Association
(YATA) Secretariat, NATO's Public Diplomacy Division (PDD) in partnership
with the Atlantic Council of Slovenia (ACS) has organized a conference
designed to engage youth members in an open discussion on their views
of the Alliance, its future, and how they see their role within the
Topics of discussion will include the nature of the Alliance
after enlargement, NATO-EU relations, NATO’s
civil dimension, and NATO and Youth – ways and means of working
together. The conference will be held in Brussels on September 15-16
at NATO Headquarters and will include youth delegates from 25 NATO
Member and Partner countries.
By bringing together and increasing contact with youth branches in
other Atlantic Committees, YATA develops a dialogue that is strengthened
and supported by NATO members and partners. YATA, as a youth organization,
is dedicated to creating an institutional framework for coordinating
and supporting national youth initiatives that educate and engage
the youth on the importance of NATO.
The conference builds upon the success
of the 2002 Prague Atlantic Student Summit (PASS) and NATO’s
Public Diplomacy Strategy aimed at providing future generations of
leaders and decision-makers with an informed and comprehensive understanding
of NATO’s role in underpinning global security.