2014 Nordic Security Conference in Oslo

Deadline: 14 March 2014
Open to: applicants 20-30 years old from all over Europe
Venue: 24-27 April 2014, Oslo, Norway


YATA Norway has the great pleasure of inviting international participants to the Nordic Security Conference 2014 (NorSec), a conference focusing on defence and security issues in Northern Europe and in Europe at large.

The conference will take place on the 24th-27th April at the Norwegian Military Academy in Oslo, Norway. NorSec has previously been hosted with great success in 2008 and 2013, with lecturers and participants coming from all over Europe to create a vibrant forum for discussion. A review of last year’s conference can be read HERE.

NorSec 2014 will focus on the diversity of security perspectives within NATO and what challenges this poses to the cohesiveness of the alliance. Will geopolitics play a greater role in European security in the future? How does the melting of the arctic affect Northern Europe and Europe at large?  What strategic challenges does Swedish neutrality pose to the Baltic region and Northern Europe, and how will Europe adapt to US rebalance to Asia?  How will NATO adapt to the security needs of its member countries, while building capability to together face the challenges of the future?

The participants will be given the unique opportunity to discuss and immerse themselves in the conference’s topic through lectures, panel debates and workshops.


To apply you must be between 20-30 years old. 


There is no participation fee for the conference. YATA Norway will offer travel reimbursements of up to €150, provided that participants will choose affordable travel options. YATA Norway will also provide housing, three meals a day and transport to all organised events. Please note that they will only be able to offer travel reimbursements to a limited number of people.


Enter you details HERE (scroll down the page) and write a short essay (500 words) on what you perceive to be the greatest security challenge in your region, and how this can affect Europe as a whole. The deadline for applications will be 14 March 2014.

E-mail your questions to norsec@yata.no.

For more information visit the official website HERE.

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