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About us

WHAT WE DO?

The Atlantic Forum is a startup/grassroot initiative set up by a group of alumni from various young leader groups in the Transatlantic Community & Pantheon Consultancy - in line with Pantheon's policy on supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions; Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals). It aims to become a network of young professionals who are interested in international security policies. Atlantic Forum's vision is to be the leading youth network to foster the values of democracy, rule of law, liberty, peace and security, and reinforce the transatlantic link.

We strive to draw together the young leaders of today and tomorrow and we see it as our mission to bridge the gap between the policy level and civil society. We focus on dynamic youth engagement and transatlantic cooperation in areas of international security and defence through:

  • the enhancement of debate and education within the general population;
  • the engagement and development of youth to be active participants as well as responsible decision and opinion makers in the constantly changing security environment;
  • and the strengthening of youth visibility and influence through the facilitation of network building between policymakers and civil society.

Atlantic Forums seeks to become instrumental in aligning values from both sides of the Atlantic and generally promote international cooperation and dialogue. We act as a forum for debate in which young professionals can realize common interests and democratic goals in the security environment of the 21st century.

Atlantic Forum seeks to educate and promote cooperation among youth in NATO Allied and Partner countries, in an effort to create responsible future leaders who have an understanding of and are committed to the values in the North Atlantic Treaty.

Guiding Principles:

  • Volunteerism provides the foundation for Atlantic Forum and is therefore a precondition for the success of the organization. Our network consists of students, young researchers and professionals who all contribute their free time to improving our global community by drawing attentions to important issues, being constructively critical of decision-makers, promoting dialog and thereby impacting agendas. Strong academic and social networks made up of dedicated individuals are created on all levels while working toward a common cause. In the first year, we aim to grow the core volunteering team to 10 part-time volunteers, who will receive a small travel allowance to support their efforts.
  • Open dialog is an important part of how and why we involve young people, namely in the belief that if two individuals have engaged in civil dialog, hostility between them is less likely. We make questions of global security more relevant to younger generations. We provide a forum for factual well-informed discussion by educating and facilitating debates that develop ideas which we can help to communicate through various channels.
  • Development and leadership are central to ensuring that our volunteers are constantly developing skills and being challenged. With the help of good leadership and personal development structures we work to recognize and motivate our volunteers. The organizational skills and political knowledge developed within the Atlantic Forum, as well as the ability to communicate with, manage, and motivate individuals from a wide array of countries and cultures, are competencies that prepare our volunteers for the future as leaders and catalysts of change.

JOIN US!

There are several ways to join the movement, whether on a regional or international level. The possibilities are endless as a patron of Atlantic Forum: you can write articles, organize events, help with communicating our initiatives or join one of our policy-oriented international working groups. By navigating through the “Become a Patron” and “Roadmap” sections in the toolbar above, you can find more information about becoming a patron and the plans for the first year, as well as the activities planned. Anyone a citizen in the Euro-Atlantic Community (including Euro-Atlantic Partnership CouncilNATOs Mediterranean DialogueIstanbul Cooperation Initiative, and Partners across the Globe) can join. If you would like to hear more about our projects or get involved, please contact us at info@Atlantic-Forum.com.

GOT AN IDEA?

We are always interested in hearing your perspectives on how to do things differently, start a new initiative – or whatever! To share your idea, we to to info@Atlantic-Forum.com 

OUR HISTORY

What better gift to give to the alliance on their 70th birthday then a renewed effort to promote NATO and transatlantic values across the Euro-Atlantic Community (including Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, NATOs Mediterranean Dialogue, Istanbul Cooperation Initiative, and Partners across the Globe)? The Atlantic Forum launched on the 4th of April 2019.