2nd edition of KYATA ‎Winter University for Security Studies

Deadline: 24 November 2017
Open to: students young professionals that need no visa to enter to the Republic of Kosovo
Venue: 01 – 04 December 2017, Prishtina, Kosovo


Kosovo Youth Atlantic Treaty Association has the immense pleasure of inviting you to participate in the event: KYATA “‎ Winter University for Security Studies” to be held on 01 – 04 December 2017 at NATO Corner of National Library of Kosovo.

This Winter University provides a unique opportunity for university and college students to study the role, structure and activities of NATO and other security organizations, as well as the military, political – security, and economic issues facing the Alliance. Through this WU, students gain a better and clearer understanding of the capabilities and constraints that shape the policies of NATO and EU countries in determining matters of Collective Security. Apart from dealing with a prepared agenda, students grapple with a contemporary crisis to be revealed at the WU.

Each participating university, students or participants will write an article that must meet the criteria’s to be published in Scientific Global Challenge magazine of the Diplomatic Academy of Albania. Upon the registration, participants shall receive preparatory material, which include the Agenda, WU Handbook and pertinent NATO publications and other sources. During this WU participants will also have an excursion to our best city in Prizren also one cultural visit at our National Parliament in Prishtina.

Supported by the:

– “NATO Corner” of the National Library “Pjeter Bogdani” in Kosovo
KYATA “‎ Winter University for Security Studies” is designed to:
a. Increase awareness of the role, organization and activities of NATO in the defense of shared democratic values;
b. Highlight the major military – security and political issues facing NATO and EU Member States;
c. Demonstrate patterns of cooperation and conflict that characterize intra – NATO diplomacy;
d. Increase the knowledge for current crises that are threatening our societies, hybrid warfare, refugees and other major security concerns.
e. Balkan crossroads Russian influence vs Euro-Atlantic Integration of the region

This activity will take place in Prishtina, the capital of the Republic of Kosovo. While, for the foreign students taking part in this event, the accommodation will be provided at the Private Apartments in Prishtina.
Topics that will be discussed include:
– What is NATO?
– What is EUCFSP?
– The role of special units to combat special operations against “lonely wolfs”
– International security and new wars unconventional threats,
– Responsibility to protect, national security in a globalizing world,
– Terrorism, international terrorist organization, how to defeat terrorist groups
– International security organizations.
– Refugees crises,

Target Group:
a. Students and young professionals with different academic backgrounds and a general interest in security and Euro – Atlantic integration;
b. Students young professionals interested to develop their intercultural and interdisciplinary learning process;
c. Students young professionals, civil servants, mass communication experts, young politicians and even parliamentary officials who want to further their knowledge of the NATO processes; and
d. The ones who are interested about security policies and institutions, European politics, laws, history or culture.


All participants or candidates that NEED NO VISA TO ENTER to the Republic of Kosovo are eligible to apply at the KYATA “‎ Winter University for Security Studies”.


The tuition fee differs from where are you from. Therefore, the tuition fees are as follow:
– For the participants from Kosovo, the tuition fee is 70 Euros;
– For the participants from all other states is 125 Euros.


KYATA team is happy to announce two fully #mladiinfo scholarships, the scholarship will be provided for Kosovo and International participants based on their request. The scholarship will cover the costs mentioned in the fee.

* All costs regarding the bank transfer of the participation fees so called transfer fees, have to be covered by the interested applicants / participants.

These tuition fees will include:
– For the participants from Kosovo, it will include three lunches, lectures, workshops, materials and social events;
– For the participants from all other states, it will include housing for three nights, it will include three lunches, lectures, workshops, materials and social events (excursion to Prizren).

How to apply?

All interested participants must send their CVs and Motivation Letters to:  kyata.kosova@gmail.com, by 24th November 2017, at 23:59h.

If you need more information about this event please send an e-mail to: kyata.kosova@gmail.com