Promoting International Security, Peace and Order

Youth Atlantic Treaty Association (YATA) Denmark is a non-profit and nonpartisan youth organization that provides a platform for young students and professionals to discuss, understand, and engage with international security global trends alongside experts in the field.

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Capitalizing on Insecurity – Who is left when no one else wants to do the job?

The security industry is booming globally. In the international strive for global peace and stability, governments depend more and more on private contractors to ensure their foreign policy goals are met. However, oftentimes foreign security forces are not welcomed abroad…


I believe it has always been important to work on our security, but in recent years with Putins build up of Russian forces, the invasion in Eastern Ukraine and threats against the Baltic States, together with terrorists threats, Brexit and Trump it is more important than before to understand the mechanisms and discuss what to do. That is why YATA is important.


Per Carlsen, Senior Advisor, Baltic Development Forum. Previous Ambassador in Vilnius, Moscow and Riga

I think it is important for young people to know about what the 21st century security environment looks like, who the actors and international organizations are, and what their purpose and intentions are. To this end organizations like ATA / YATA play an important role in providing a practical and hands-on approach to and knowledge about for example NATO and the broader security architecture that Denmark is a part of.

Thomas Elkjer Nissen, Special Consultant Royal Danish Defence College (Former co-chair of YATA Denmark, and current member of ATA board of trustees)