YATA (Youth Atlantic Treaty Association) Norway is a youth organisation under the Norwegian Atlantic Committee (DNAK) constructed to raise awareness of security, defense and foreign policy issues among young professionals, students and cadets. Anyone is welcome as a member, you do not have to be an expert in the field. Your interest to learn and participate in our network is more than enough.
YATA Norway is politically independent and does not represent any special interest group or sponsor. Everyone in YATA is a volunteer and membership is free. We have five local chapters who are active in Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger and Tromsø. In addition, a national executive board situated in Oslo is responsible for administration and national projects. YATA Norway’s acitivites include events like embassy visits and lectures from politicians, military leaders and scientists, as well as visits to military bases and workshops. We also have more informal events where we focus on discussion and network building. We believe that engaging in political debate should be both fun and educational. YATA has over 1500 members nationally and we are continuing to grow strongly.