Updated: 30-Jul-2003 July 2003

24 July 2003

ATA Education conference in Bucharest

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Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA)
The Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA) organised its first Education conference in the Romanian capital, Bucharest, from 24 to 27 July.

With the growing complexity of the security environment, there has been an increase in demand for information from younger audiences, who have greater exposure to world issues than they did a few years ago. The conference tried to address these demands by bringing together ATA representatives and non-governmental organisations from just over twenty different NATO and partner countries to discuss the challenges of teaching defence and security issues in schools.

Speakers were able to exchange ideas and projects on the subject and share their experience in developing educational programmes in their respective countries.

The Atlantic Treaty Associations are voluntary organisations that help to explain NATO policies and missions and support the Alliance's activities. The conference was organised by CASA NATO, the Euro-Atlantic Council of Romania and NATO.