Youth Atlantic Treaty Association Denmark (YATA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven youth organization for young people, who are interested in security, defense, and military policy.
What we do
One of the key activities of YATA are the events organized by our volunteers. Our events feature leading experts with backgrounds in military, academics and diplomacy, which not only helps 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. Together with The Danish Atlantic Treaty Association we strive to address contemporary security issues.
YATA Denmark’s Research is dedicated to briefing all audiences, from students to experts, on current international security matters. We seek to filter through all forms of information to deliver accurate analyses while promoting democracy, rule of law and peace.
The Russian Duma put forth a new draft for a bill regulating social media in April. The initiative has far reaching consequences for both the social media outlets and end users. When looking at the broader perspective of new legislation…
FACING DAMAGING SCARCITY LEVELS: THE NEED TO PREPARE Resource conflicts have been documented for centuries. Historical sieges on towns or fortified centers of political and military power would often test the battered adversary’s limit to remain self-sufficient and provide sufficient…
As a result of the violent collapse of socialist Yugoslavia in the 1990s, the majority of Western Balkans states went through atrocious and disastrous wars that set back the region, both economically and politically. In the aftermath of the wars,…
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.