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Anniversary Symposium Netherlands Atlantic Youth


This year Jonge Atlantici/YATA Netherlands celebrates its 10th anniversary. To commemorate this and to convey our mission, we organize an special programme on Thursday, 11 May. The title of the event will be:


 "The Transatlantic Relationship in 2017 and Beyond:

New Perspectives and Disruptive Ideas.”


The Dutch Chief of Defence General Tom Middendorp will give the keynote speech. Following, Dirk Jan van den Berg, Chairman of the Board of the Netherlands Atlantic Association will make some remarks. The speeches will be followed by a discussion with an expert panel that consists of young professionals.


Please register below if you want to attend.


Date: Thursday, 11 May
Moderator: Dieuwertje Kuijpers (Free University Amsterdam)






Welcome Karlijn Jans

Keynote address Chief of Defence General Tom Middendorp

Speech Dirk Jan van den Berg

Panel discussion “Strength and Cooperation; the Future of the Transatlantic Bond”


Toast, cake and drinks

Location: Press Centre 'Nieuwspoort' (Lange Poten 10, The Hague


Public Meeting with Jan Swillens

On Monday, 3 April, the Netherlands Atlantic Association and the Royal Netherlands Society for Military Art and Science (KVBK) organized a program in Press Centre 'Nieuwspoort in The Hague with Brigadier General Jan Swillens, Commander of the 43 Mechanized Brigade of the Royal Netherlands Army. His introduction was entitled: “Together we stand, together we shield… therefore together we train. Some insights in the future of land warfare".


Watch a video report of the meeting.



Jan Swillens (Commander, 43 Mechanized Brigade, Royal Netherlands Army)

Moderator: Ton van Loon (Board Member, Netherlands Atlantic Association)

Public Meeting: Brexit and European Defence

On Tuesday, 21 March, the Netherlands Atlantic Association organized a program in Press Centre 'Nieuwspoort in The Hague on "Brexit and European Defence (at last): Will Brexit work and will a European Defence without Britain work?" Four speakers addressed these issues from different viewpoints (business/politics/defence and security/transatlantic).




Robert van de Roer (diplomatic expert)

Read a report of the seminar. A video report will be published here shortly.

Panel Discussion: Trump: The First 100 Days

On Tuesday, 7 February, Netherlands Atlantic Youth and SIB Utrecht organized a panel discussion in Utrecht entitled: “Trump: The First 100 Days”.


Trump’s election can be called a political earthquake and signals that American politics will not be business as usual for at least four years to come. With his controversial rhetoric and his bold ambitions concerning immigration, the economy and foreign policy, all eyes are set on the first 100 days of President Trump. What will America look like under his administration?



Jaap Verheul (Utrecht University)

Markha Valenta (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Meline Arakelian (Ministry of Foreign Affairs

A report of the meeting will be published here shortly.

New Year's Meeting: Matt Mayer

On Monday, 16 January, the Netherlands Atlantic Association and Netherlands Atlantic Youth jointly organized a program in De Balie in Amsterdam on (President) Trump’s Foreign Policy: What (not) to expect?


The speaker was Matt A. Mayer (President of Opportunity Ohio and Visiting Fellow with the American Enterprise Institute). Paul Brill (foreign affairs columnist at De Volkskrant) moderated the event.


Read a report of the meeting. A video report will follow shortly.



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