NATO Night 2021: The Next Generation

On April 8, 2021, the Netherlands Atlantic Youth will organize:

NATO Night 2021: The Next Generation

On this evening experts will discuss the greatest challenges to the Alliance. Together with the next generation of transatlantic leaders, we will explore the prospects for NATO’s way forward to continue fostering peace and safety worldwide.

NATO’s vital role in international security has its roots in the Cold War. But students and young professionals today did not experience the historical events of this era, which may result in a different take on NATO’s military relevance.

The next generation no longer fears an arms race. Instead, they may fear cyber-attacks and the consequences of climate change. NATO’s role in tackling such challenges is sometimes put into question, and NATO will have to adapt to stay relevant in the international arena.

The Alliance acknowledges this change in global issues and wants to redefine its role for the future. In November 2020, NATO presented the report “NATO 2030: United for a New Era”. This report stressed the importance of internal cohesion and a strong political role, while emphasizing its efforts towards certain topics that do not traditionally lie within NATO’s area of focus. The Alliance broadens its scope to social, economic and non-traditional security issues, such as outer space, emerging and disruptive technologies, terrorism and human security.

While the Alliance is facing this crossroads, at NATO Night 2021, we invite students and young professionals to get involved in redefining NATO. Both young NATO experts as well as those who are not yet familiar with the ins and outs of NATO but are interested in the Alliance will be warmly welcomed to join and participate at NATO Night 2021.

NATO Night 2021 will be in compliance with Dutch COVID-19 measures and will therefore be a hybrid or online event. Details about the schedule, speakers and how to sign-up will follow, so make sure to keep an eye out on our website and social media.

Details & registration


April 8, 2021


To be announced



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