YATA Georgia’s Key Projects:
- YATA Debates- seasonal countrywide debate program supporting critical thinking and engaging students and school children in debates about NATO, regional and international security. YATA Debates provides the winners with various prizes in addition to internship opportunities in the Georgian Government’s NATO-related departments, international non-governmental organizations and research institutes;
- YATADiscussions: Discussions are a principal project of YATA, within a framework of which issues of current importance, with regard to NATO-Georgia relations, are selected monthly.Speakers of the event are usually the experts on International Relations and Security, representatives of the Academia, or members of Government, and Parliament and others. Discussions are usually attended by pupils and students, also by representatives of several non-governmental organizations. The event is carried out with the assistance from the NATO Liaison Office.
Other Projects of YATA-Georgia
- New Media Project Georgian Voices – video campaign broadcasted through YATA YouTube channels illustrating Georgian students’ opinions about the Georgia-NATO relations and daily topics in NATO agenda. This project aimed to create a platform for exchange of ideas between Georgian and international peers, in the long run building up a relationship between Georgian and YATA International youth. The themes of online video discussions usually covered NATO, international security agenda and domestic political issues;
- YATA For Minority Education –project that sought to promote values of Atlanticism among the ethnic minority population of Georgia. By targeting predominantly Azerbaijani and Armenian youth, YATA Georgia arranged various trainings, workshops and seminars where minorities were given space to learn more about NATO, its values and its importance for Georgian national security;
- YATA for Internally Displaced (IDP) Children Education – was a two year project implemented by YATA Georgia with internally displaced people from Abkhazia and Samachablo region. While targeting mainly school children (aged from 12 to 17), the project was organized in compact settlements near Gori region and IDP public schools around Tbilisi (with most of the pupils being IDP). The project included simulation games, workshop and training where pupils were given literature about NATO and NATO-Georgian relations. This project was implemented by the help of the Ministry of Educationand Culture of theAutonomous Republic of Abkhazia and Information Centre on NATO.