About the Atlantic Treaty Association
The Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA) is an organization of 37 national chapters that, since 1954, has been conducting analyses, trainings, education, and information activities on foreign affairs and security issues relevant to the North Atlantic Alliance. The ATA draws together political leaders, diplomats, civilian and military officers, academics, economic actors as well as young professionals and students in an effort to further the values set forth in the North Atlantic Treaty.
Atlantic Treaty Association firmly believes in the values and strength of the transatlantic link as fundamental pillars for the stability of the international system. Transatlantic programs in several domains remains at the core of the ATA strategy of bridging values from both sides of the Atlantic.
Since the transformation of the global security environment three decades ago, the ATA is today present with cooperation programs beyond the traditional borders of the Atlantic Alliance in regions such as: North Africa and the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus and Central Asia. The North Atlantic – historically the binding body of water that defined the alliance – is today complemented by a Med dialogue, Baltic and Black Sea security, and reaching as far as the Caspian Sea and Persian Gulf.
The ATA attaches a special relevance to the programs for the new generations as an effective way to cope with long-term challenges to international peace and stability. To this end, the ATA organizes and encourages a variety of activities, ranging from trainings to study visits, in close cooperation with its youth branches, the Youth Atlantic Treaty Association (YATA), with universities, high schools and young professional programs at home, in parallel to NATO summits and the ATA HQ in Bruxelles.