Call for Applications: NorSec 2018 “China’s emergence as a superpower, and the implications for European security cooperation” – Oslo, Norway, 7-8 April 2018

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The Youth Atlantic Treaty Association of Norway welcomes you to attend the 13th edition of the annual Nordic Security Conference (NorSec), taking place in Oslo on 7-8 April. This year’s topic will be “China’s emergence as a superpower, and the implications for European security cooperation”. Over the weekend, participants will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with leading national and international experts, engage in lively discussions with fellow students and young professionals, and network with like-minded people with various backgrounds and nationalities.

You will find information about how to apply further down on this page!

You can also stay updated on the NorSec Facebook event.

Program
Saturday 7 April will consist of a lecture series, giving you insight into China’s rise as a superpower and increasing geopolitical influence. The lectures will address implications for NATO and the EU, as well as existing dependencies and opportunities for cooperation. In addition to the lectures, we will arrange a panel discussion and breakaway sessions with a political, economical or defence-related focus to facilitate dialogue and active involvement of all participants. For those participating on Sunday, the breakaway sessions will also serve as preparation for the workshop.

After the lecture series, international participants will be invited to take part in a guided cultural experience in Oslo and a banquet dinner along with YATA Norway’s board members as well as selected lecturers.

Sunday 8 April will be an interactive day consisting of a workshop and a crisis simulation. During the workshop, participants will be asked to form short oral and written presentations based on the lecture series they attended on Saturday. The crisis simulation is conducted by one of our experienced partners in this field and will lead the participants into a challenging environment where they will be able to test their crisis management abilities.

Norwegian applicants
The application deadline is January 10. We will let all applicants know whether they have been selected by January 21.

Norwegian nationals can sign up by submitting this form (link). Available seats are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. If you have signed up, but realize you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible.

International applicants
The application deadline is January 10. We will let all applicants know whether they have been selected by January 21.

International participants will be selected based on their application. We kindly ask that you apply by submitting this form (link). In the application form, you will have to:

  • provide a short CV where recent similar conferences you have attended are listed
  • write a short essay (about 500 words)
  • fill out and upload the verification form found here (link)

The organisers will cover all accommodation and catering expenses during the conference for the selected participants (including the banquet dinner), as well as documented travel expenses up to 715 NOK. This number may increase as more sponsors are confirmed, the final number will be stated in the acceptance letter.

Should you have further questions, please contact fredrik@yata.no.

NorSec has been a platform for learning, discussion, and dialogue among students and young professionals since 2008. We strongly encourage everyone with a keen interest in European foreign policy and security issues to apply and thus be part of carrying on the NorSec tradition.