The Euro-Atlantic Council of Romania had the most distinguished honor organize the 64th Atlantic Treaty Association General Assembly (ATA GA), held in Bucharest on September 26-29.
The General Assembly represented the first major international gathering after the 2018 NATO Brussels Summit, paving the way to the 70th anniversary of the Atlantic Alliance.
The event marked the 10th anniversary of the 2008 Bucharest NATO Summit, bringing together Delegations, youth leaders and media representatives from all the 38 ATA National Atlantic Councils to discuss how to enhance the ATA’s role in support of NATO’s strategic communication goals as well as to fulfil the ATA’s statutory duties.
On Thursday 27th September, the 64th ATA General Assembly was hosted at the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest by the Euro-Atlantic Council of Romania. Security in the Black Sea Region has been the major focus of the Public session titled “The Future of The Transatlantic Security After the NATO Summit: A Black Sea Region Perspective”. On September 28th, ATA Delegates participated at the International Event organized in partnership with the Bucharest Security Conference.
ATA General Assembly
The General Assembly public session held at the Palace of Parliament on September 27, in partnership with the Committee for Defense, Public Order, and National Security, Chamber of Deputies, Romanian Parliament
Prof. Fabrizio W. LUCIOLLI
Prof. Remus PRICOPIE
Mr. Alex ȘERBAN
Founding President EACR, former ATA Vice President
Hon. Dorel CĂPRAR
President, Parliamentary Committee for Defence and National Security
H.E. Dan NECULĂESCU
State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Gen. Maj. Teodor INCICAȘ
Deputy Chief, General Staff of Romania
Hon. Ioan Mircea PAȘCU
Vice President of the European Parliament, Former Minister of Defence
Mr. Cristian DIACONESCU
Former Foreign Minister, Former Justice Minister (Member EACR)
Prof. Dan DUNGACIU
President, Black Sea University Foundation (Member EACR)
Gen. Sergiu MEDAR
Former National Security Adviser, former Chief of Defence Intelligence
Mr. Rino BRUGGE
Director General, SN Damen Galati
Elections of the new ATA Secretary General
On Thursday 27th September 2018, ATA delegates gathered together at the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest for the 64th General Assembly, unanimously elected Mr. Zsolt Rabai as the new Secretary General and discussed about the future activities and programs.
Elections of the new YATA President and Executive Board
On Wednesday 26th September 2018, the 22nd YATA General Assembly took place in Bucharest in parallel with the 64th ATA GA. YATA delegates elected a new Executive Board composed by: Mr Mr. Amish LAXIMIDAS from Portugal, YATA President; Mr. Simone ZUCCARELLI from Italy, Executive Vice President; Mr. Emir GURBUZ from Turkey, Secretary General; Ms. Juxhina SOTIRI GJONI from Albania, VP Communication; Mr. Rati BAKHTADZE from Georgia, VP Public Diplomacy and Ms. Ema KALUDJEROVIC from Montenegro, VP Finance.
Part I of the ATA GA
Part II of the ATA GA
Interview with Mr. Fabrizio W. Luciolli, President of the Atlantic Treaty Association
Interview with Mr. Alex Serban, President of the Euro-Atlantic Council of Romania
Interview with Hon. Ioan Mircea Pascu, VP of the European Parliament, former Minister of Defence
Interview with Gen. Maj. Incicas, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of Romania
Interviews with Amb. Sorin Ducaru, Former NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges
Interview with Mr. Rino Brugge, Director General of Damen, Sponsor of the ATA General Assembly in Bucharest