The Danish Atlantic Youth Seminar (DAYS), have attracted young people for years interested in Atlantic security and international relations. This was The Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA)’s pioneer annual conference since their founding in 1985. We are proud that this is now replicated internationally by the other ATA chapters.

The security challenges the world faces are numerous and ever changing; some are new and some are old challenges appearing in new clothes. To address these challenges, YATA DK provides  participants with the DAYS.

The founders’ concept of DAYS is reflective in their hope for the future framework of Trans-Atlantic relations. At these seminars, participants identify which NATO member states will likely be the most urgent security challenges in the coming years.

Participants will gain insight into varied subjects such as drone warfare, the challenges of the Arctic region, resource scarcity, Smart Defense, Cyber warfare, Russia, the future role of the EU and UN and various other challenges that the international society face now and in the future.

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 The themes will be presented in lectures, panel debates, workshops and discussions, and individuals will have the opportunity to test their diplomatic skills in the simulation game “Diplomacy and Crisis Management,”  which will take place during the seminars.The purpose of DAYS is partly educational and partly social. The program will include a combination of challenging lectures, debates and fun social activities. We invite everyone who has an interest in international and security politics to apply using the following procedure:

How to apply:


• Fill out the application form, which can be found by contacting DAYS project-coordinator Mathilde on yata.danmark@gmail.com, write a one-page essay related to the headline of the seminar where you articulate your thoughts on one of the topics scheduled in the program. Last but not least, send both items to yata.danmark@gmail.com no later than the 31st of January 2018. 

• The participation fee for accommodation, meals and social activities at the seminar will be announced (transportation to Denmark will however not be included).


• To apply you must be between 18 and 35 years of age and have a genuine passion for international and security politics. Note that priority will be given to first-time participants from European countries.

Be sure to check our website regularly for an updated program and other information.

We look forward to seeing you!