YMD is the perfect way to bring together students and young professionals, passionate about international security and defence, to debate about the role of NATO in the world, its capacities and its biggest challenges.

During one week, participants will learn the importance of the Alliance when it comes to global peace, security and stability. They will have the opportunity to attend academic conferences of experts on Mediterranean security issues, to visit military and civil institutions and facilities and to learn from military officers, diplomats and representatives of defence industry.

COAJE, the Youth Atlantic Treaty Association of Spain, strongly believes that it is time to call on new generations to give them the chance to be heard.

It is within this framework that we consider Madrid, the capital of the Kingdom of Spain, the geopolitical and natural connection between our two seas and therefore, between the Euro-Atlantic region and the Mediterranean region, the ideal place to host our event, the Youth Mediterranean Dialogue (YMD).



More than twenty years ago the North Atlantic Treaty Organization created the Mediterranean Dialogue Initiative “to create good relation and better mutual understanding and confidence throughout the region, promoting regional security and stability and explaining NATO’s policies and goals”.


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