“Embrace the change, guard the values”: A report by the NATO 2030 Young Leaders Group – for this generation and the next is out now.
In December 2019, NATO Heads of State and Government asked Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to undertake a forward-looking reflection about NATO’s future. To fulfil this mandate, the Secretary General launched the NATO 2030 initiative on 8 June 2020. As part of this initiative, the Secretary General stated that NATO would engage with young leaders and ask them to provide fresh thinking on how to further strengthen the Alliance to meet the emerging security challenges of the coming decade. To this end, the Secretary General announced the establishment of the NATO 2030 Young Leaders Group at the NATO 2030 Youth Summit on 9 November 2020.
Atlantic Forum is proud to count two of the Young Leaders, the co-ordinators of the "Embrace the change, guard the values" report, Ulrik Trolle Smed and Tania Lațici among our patron network. Leading up to the release of the report during New Ideas for NATO 2030 hosted by NATO and Chatham House, Atlantic Forum started its own #NATO2030 series, which you can watch back on our youtube channel. The next event is scheduled for February 16 and will focus on NATO and China.
About the NATO 2030 Young Leaders Group
The NATO 2030 Young Leaders Group was established around the time of the NATO Youth Summit, organized by Munich Security Conference in 2020. With over 900 participants of 75 different nationalities and many interesting contributions and insightful discussions, the first ever NATO 2030 Youth Summit was a great move towards more NATO Youth Engagement. You can see all 14 members of the NATO 2030 Young Leaders group here: