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.
Our vision is to educate and engage ambitious future policy makers with interest in international security, stability & peace. By strengthening and encouraging youth voices in Danish society, with respect to democratic norms and values.
Our mission is to create a unique platform based on active participation that will provide young people network building experiences with policy makers, form an opportunity for professional inspiration as well as give a young people an opportunity to gain professional inspiration with strategic solution-based thinking in a constantly changing security environment.
YATA Denmark was founded in 1986. Our parent organization, with whom we have close cooperation, is the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA), established in 1954. Since its founding, ATA has developed 37 chapters internationally.
YATA Denmark is operated by a group of young volunteers who organize and develop academic and social activities. We work to create strong professional and personal networks nationally and internationally by constantly engaging in dialogue with Danish and international politicians, researchers and civil society groups.
YATA Denmark is a nonpartisan youth organization whose goal is to spread knowledge and generate debate about current security, defense and foreign policy issues.
Working as a volunteer with YATA also means being part of a greater community of professionals with a common passion for international security and stability. YATA Alumni help our previous volunteers stay connected and build stronger relations through exclusive annual events.
One of the fundamental pillars of the YATA organisation are the Events and Parties for members and our devoted crew of volunteers. We have a range of events that you can be part of through YATA membership, that not only help you to expand your knowledge, but also your network.
Danish Atlantic Youth Seminar (DAYS) has been an annual attraction for young people interested in international politics and security ever since its launch in the 80s. The Danish Atlantic Treaty Association and YATA Denmark strive to address the dynamic security challenges facing the world – and this is also the goal with DAYS.
In the world of fear, division, and violence, many forget what security feels like. While some have the fortune of being raised accustomed to living in a secure environment far from conflict, others are born into some of the most brutal conditions that exist in our world. At the same time, communication and globalization have evolved at an unprecedented speed, allowing an increasing number of people access to a vast ocean of knowledge.
One of many benefits of YATA Denmark is our insightful Study Tours, arranged annually. Over the past three decades, YATA members have travelled to more than 50+ countries, 4 different continents and gained first hand knowledge into some of the most challenging security dilemmas. See how you can be part of our next journey.
Thank you for showing interest in YATA Denmark! We strive constantly to improve the benefits of our loyal members. Becoming a member of YATA will not only grant you access to a range of benefits, but you will also contribute to the growth and development of our youth organization. This is why we encourage you to join our youth movement and make a difference together with us.
The Danish Youth Atlantic Treaty Association is a great opportunity for students and young professionals to gain valuable experience in defense and foreign policy. New positions usually get posted at the beginning of each semester, but sometimes we will have year-round openings.
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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.
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.