What: Nordic Security Conference 2018
When: 7th to 8th of April 2018
Where: Oslo, Norway
Theme: “China's emergence as a superpower, and the implications for European security cooperation”
More information will follow, also on our webpage http://yata.no/norsec
Nordic Security Conference 2018 - Call for applications!
The Youth Atlantic Treaty Association of Norway welcomes you to attend the 13th edition of the annual Nordic Security Conference (NorSec) , taking place in Oslo on 7-8 April.
This year’s topic will be “China's emergence as a superpower, and the implications for European security cooperation”. Over the weekend, participants will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with leading national and international experts, engage in lively discussions with fellow students and young professionals, and network with like-minded people with various backgrounds and nationalities.
NorSec has been a platform for learning, discussion, and dialogue among students and young professionals since 2008. We strongly encourage everyone with a keen interest in European foreign policy and security issues to apply, and thus be part of carrying on the NorSec tradition.
Saturday 7 April will consist of a lecture series, giving you insight into China’s rise as a superpower and increasing geopolitical influence. The lectures will address implications for NATO and the EU, as well as existing dependencies and opportunities for cooperation. In addition to the lectures we will arrange a panel discussion and breakaway sessions with political, economical or defense-related focus to facilitate dialogue and active involvement of all participants. For those participating on Sunday, the breakaway sessions will also serve as preparation for the workshop.
After the lecture series, international participants will be invited to take part in a guided cultural experience in Oslo and a banquet dinner along with YATA Norway’s board members as well as selected lecturers.
Sunday 8 April will be an interactive day consisting of a workshop and a crisis simulation. During the workshop, participants will be asked to form short oral and written presentations based on the lecture series they attended on Saturday. The crisis simulation is conducted by one of our experienced partners in this field and will lead the participants into a challenging environment where they will be able to test their crisis management abilities.
HOW TO APPLY
The application deadline is January 10 for both Norwegian and International applicants. We will let all applicants know whether they have been selected by January 21.
Norwegian nationals can sign up by submitting this form:
Available seats are limited, and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
International participants will be selected based on their application.
- We kindly ask that you to fill out this form:
- Provide a short CV where recent similar conferences you have
attended are listed
- Write a short essay (about 500 words)
- Fill out the verification form
FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
The organisers will cover all accommodation and catering expenses during the conference for the selected participants (including the banquet dinner), as well as documented travel expenses up to 715 NOK. This number may increase as more sponsors are confirmed, the final number will be stated in the acceptance letter.
Should you have further questions, please contact fredrik | yata ! no