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Prague Atlantic Student Summit

Atlantic Council of the United States

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $100,039
  • Grant Period July 1, 2002–February 28, 2003
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

About this grant

In November 2002, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will hold a summit in Prague to begin establishing a new security framework for the countries of Central/Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Following the 1999 Washington Summit, which initiated the post-Cold War enlargement of NATO, the Prague Summit is expected to continue restructuring the major institution providing security in Europe, while also expanding the scope of NATO activities beyond Europe.Funding will enable the Atlantic Treaty Association to organize the Prague Atlantic Student Summit during the official NATO summit in Prague. The student summit will involve 200 undergraduate and graduate students from approximately 40 countries. Objectives include helping students understand key issues facing NATO’s leadership and the choices facing NATO in the near future; encouraging cooperation among the network of civil society organizations dedicated to public education on international issues; and fostering public discussion of the issues both before and after the Prague summit.The Atlantic Council of the United States is working with the Atlantic Treaty Association to organize the summit. The council is a nonpartisan network of leaders that promotes effective U.S. foreign policy and the cohesion of U.S. international relationships. The association is a network of civil society organizations from NATO and Partnership for Peace countries.