Deadline: July 15, 2017 | Apply here
Eligibility: 20-30 years old, area of education: Political Science, International Relations, Law, Journalism or other Social Sciences from eligible countries (listed below)
Participation fee: EUR 120,-
Location: Madrid, Spain

Youth Mediterranean Dialogue 2017

The Youth Atlantic Treaty Association of Spain is pleased to invite you to the fourth edition of the Youth Mediterranean Dialogue.

The Youth Mediterranean Dialogue 2017 is an international and multicultural event that will gather young students and junior professionals together for a week-long event held in the military residence “Don Quijote”, in downtown Madrid.

The program aims to raise awareness of the major political and security issues that our world faces today, demonstrate the need to work together as one in the international world, and finally, be a vehicle for our young generation to get involved in finding solutions for building peace and stability. Participants will learn the importance of the Alliance when it comes to global peace, security and stability.

You 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.

The structure of the YMD 2017 will be different from past editions, this time dividing participants in four workshops, dealing with NATO’s main priorities and challenges. This new structure will allow participants to express their views freely, what will conduct to synergies amongst participants and, over all, to the sharing of opinions and knowledge between students, young professionals, academia, military and industry spheres.

Participants will close their engagement by working collectively on policy recommendations that will be published on COAJE website and social media channels to promote a youth perspective for advancing NATO’s strategic goals.


  • Increase their knowledges on defense/ security studies.
  • Attend lectures provided by high professionals.
  • Visit places otherwise they would not have the clearance to visit.
  • Be offered on a first come first serve basis.
  • Debate involve in a multicultural and international enviroment.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Live together in a multicultural enviroment.
  • Participation certificate.


  • High English level.
  • 20-30 years old
  • Area of education: Political Science, International Relations, Law, Journalism or other Social Sciences.
  • No work experience is required.
  • No previous participation in international models is required but preferable.

Eligible Regions: Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Repblic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway. Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Montenegro, Albania, Western Sahara, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Mauritania, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Palestine, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

So why wait to apply?

With such a unique and exciting opportunity at hand, places on the event are limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

The diverse community created at the event will include young people from NATO and MENA, all of whom shall get to experience different aspects of military life that otherwise remain unavailable to the general public. It truly is an opportunity not to be missed.

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