Efficient cooperation between ATA and YATA, that gathers young leaders while promoting a dynamic youth engagement and transatlantic cooperation in areas of international security and defence, stressing the role of NATO, was visible in a project during which the YATA network channelled messages in many different languages of each national chapters. In this way, YATA proved to be an important and unique platform committed to disseminating NATO messages to youth.

Thanks to that network, YATA has coordinated several events with NATO PDD. To celebrate NATO’s 72nd anniversary, YATA launched a series of videos of youth from Albania, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Israel, North Macedonia, Norway, Spain. Youth Engagement was visible also in future activities, emphasizing with a distinguished speakers, Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy Amb. Baiba Braze and Nicola de Santis, Head Engagements Section, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO. For YATA and its members, it is important to keep the young generation well informed on the most vital security issues the Alliance is facing, especially during the pandemic. Using digital tools and promoting events, YATA can reach out to many with the aim to educate and promote cooperation among youth in NATO and Partner countries, but also to create responsible future leaders committed to the values of NATO, with a clear understanding of today and tomorrow’s security challenges.

In this framework, ATA and YATA also worked closely together to bring to young audience attention on the importance of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence deployed in the eastern part of the Alliance. With four multinational battlegroups, combat-ready, NATO EFP is a demonstration of our alliance’s strength and its transatlantic bond.

Cooperation between ATA and YATA continues, and YATA events can be followed on YATA website: http://yata-international.org/ and on YATA International social media channels.