What’s YATA Georgia been up to? The General Assembly of the members
Elections of the New Executive Board
New Year for the Youth Atlantic Treaty Association Georgia, started with the General Assembly held on January 18th, during which a lot of important topics were discussed: report of the year 2013, some changes to the organisational structure and the charter, GA organised in Brussels, etc. However, probably the most important parts of the Assembly were the elections of the new executive board and the plebiscite concerning annual membership fee.
The Elections of the new Executive Board culminated the GA. The competition between candidates was high and we are extremely pleased to announce that the new 2014 Executive Board consists of : Executive Director - Mr. Aleksandre Zibzibadze, Deputy Managing Director - Ms. Tamar Matiashvili, Secretary General - Mr. Rati Bakhtadze, Analytics Officer - Ms. Sophio Saatashvili, Communications Officer - Ms. Marine Kapanadze, IT Officer - Mr. David Gabuldani. Congratulations to them once again!
Training of the new members and allocation to the teams
Call of the new members In fulfilling their action strategies, all board members have chosen their working groups, which comprise of both: the new and the experienced members of the association. The call for new members was announced on January 25th and included application and an interview. Due to a huge amount of applicants, the selection procedure took a couple of weeks.
On February 8-9, the Executive Board of the Association, held the first training for the members in Tbilisi State University, which included: recruitment and training of members, submission of the action plan for 2014, and discussion of organizational issues. The final part of the training was presentation of different positions and their duties, interviews with board members according to members’ interests and allocations to the teams. After the trainings the team enjoyed a nice night out in a pub as their first joint corporate event with the new people.
Going international: Upcoming Events GYM-NATO GYM-NATO is an international student simulation of NATO’s decision making process that will be held in Gorizia (Italy) on May 12-16 2014. For more information: http://yata-international.org/2014/02/20/2348/ Nordic Security Conference 2014 (NorSec) Nordic Security 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. For more information: http://yata-international.org/2014/02/20/nordic-securityconference-2014-norsec/ 2BS FORUM (To Be Secure Forum) 2014 Under the title “NATO IN 21st CENTURY: NEW THREATS AND NEW THEATERS“, the fourth 2BS will address some of the major issues of international relations and security. May, 29-31, 2014 BUDVA, MONTENEGRO For more information: http://yata-international.org/2014/02/17/2bs-forum-to-be-secure -forum-2014/ GLOBSEC YOUNG LEADERS‘ FORUM 2014 On 13 – 16 May 2014, Bratislava will yet again become the hub of security and foreign policy-making as top government, military and diplomatic officials as well as business and NGO leaders will gather for the 9th annual GLOBSEC 2014 Bratislava Global Security Forum. For more information: http://yata-international.org/2014/02/17/globsec-youngleaders-forum-2014/ YOUTH MEDITERRANEAN DIALOGUE (YMD) The Youth Atlantic Treaty Association of Spain (COAJE) is proud to invite you to the Youth Mediterranean Dialogue (YMD),that will take place in the Kingdom of Spain from the 7th to the 12th of April. For more information: http://yata-international.org/2014/02/17/youth-mediterraneandialogue-ymd/