Final debates – 2017

On the 26th of  March 2017 Youth Atlantic Treaty Association of Georgia (YATA Georgia) organized final round of debates tournament in Karl Popper debate format. The main topic of the debate was “Rising nationalism and European security”, with the resolution  ” European security should be strengthened due to the increased Neo-Nazism”.


Farewell Address Competition

FarewellFarewell Address of NATO Secretary General – Essay and Public speaking competition

YATA Georgia with the supports of Information Center on NATO and EU and The Embassy of Romania in Tbilisi, in a capacity of NATO Contact Point Embassy in Georgia (CPE) presents Farewell Address Competition.

Participants will pick one certain secretary general from the time of the establishment of NATO to the very recent and will be asked to write two-page farewell address for him, which will mainly be the summary of the events, achievements or failures that have happened during that period of NATO’s history. More

The role of Euro-Atlantic Integration in shaping Georgian Foreign Policy and its influence to Armenia and Azerbaijan

CaucasusThe purpose of the policy brief is to describe the successful factors of the Euro-Atlantic integration policy in shaping Georgian foreign policy. The second part of the paper will examine the influence of Georgia’s integrated Foreign Policy on Armenia and Azerbaijan. I would like to examine what kind of influence can Georgia’s newly Westernized policy have on Armenia and Azerbaijan. Georgia has become a more pro-Western strategic state and has been striving for membership of Euro-Atlantic Alliance among other neighboring countries in the South Caucasus. The state’s pro-Western stance and desire to join EU and NATO is against Russian Empire and its foreign policies. The Georgian government is eager to join NATO, mentioning that they don’t have other alternative choices.

Georgia is a member of Eastern Partnership and a priority country of the European Neighborhood Policy. Still, EU continues to support Georgia’s efforts to become a member of the EU. And, at the same time the country is actively involved in the integration process to NATO and reveals its desire to become a member to the North Atlantic Alliance. Presently, Georgia has chosen the way of becoming a member of EU and NATO in order to enhance its capacities through Western values. More



On November 25-28th The Atlantic Treaty Association and the Atlantic Council of #Georgia will host a NATO Advanced Research Workshop on critical infrastructure protection, in Tbilisi, Georgia. The ARW is financed by NATO SPS Programme with the aim of providing high-level discussions and information sharing, in order to find solutions for today’s emerging #energy #security challenges. The workshop will feature panels on the role of international organizations, public and private stakeholders in energy security; #terrorism and its implications for energy #infrastructure security and #cyber threats to critical energy infrastructures.

Experts are to discuss a wide range of threats and risks that can compromise energy infrastructure networks, such as terrorist attacks and cyber threats. These risks affect both NATO Allies and partners alike, since countries are often connected by energy infrastructure networks that are of crucial importance for our energy supply.

To highlight the lasting impacts of an attack on energy infrastructure, the workshop will provide the participants with a case study: Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), widely valued as an important contribution to diversify European energy supply as it represents the most direct connection for transportation of natural gas from the Caspian Sea to European markets. The case study provides a valuable opportunity for collaborative efforts between NATO and Partner countries to enable the stable flow of energy resources. The workshop furthermore aims to generate numerous ideas and best practices in enhancing prevention and resilience in this field in order to collect and present concrete recommendations.