Internationality

INTERNATIONALITY

The Atlantic Council of Finland is an associate member of the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA). The ATA, founded in 1954, is an organization of 37 Atlantic Councils. The Atlantic Treaty Association acts as a network facilitator in the Euro-Atlantic area and beyond.

The Atlantic Councils of NATO member countries are full members of the Atlantic Treaty Association. Associate Members of the ATA consist of Atlantic Councils from non-NATO member countries which have signed the NATO Partnership for Peace (PfP) Agreement. The Atlantic Council of Finland, established on 16 December 1999, was accepted as an Associate Member of ATA in the 46th General Assembly of Atlantic Treaty Association Budapest on 3 November 2000. The Atlantic Council of Finland is actively involved with the Atlantic Treaty Association network as well as with events organised by other Atlantic Councils.

Please find the list of Atlantic Treaty Association Members and Associate Members.

The Atlantic Treaty Association seeks, through discussion and political channels, to support the values set forth in the North Atlantic Treaty: Freedom, Liberty, Peace, Security, and the Rule of law. As such, the Atlantic Treaty Association acts as a forum for debate in which member associations can realize common interests and democratic goals in the ever-changing security environment of the 21st century.

The Atlantic Treaty Association aims to:

a) Promote the values set forth in the North Atlantic Treaty

b) Educate and inform the public regarding NATO’s missions and responsibilities

c) Promote democracy

d) Promote the solidarity of the populations of the North Atlantic area, and of those whose governments have signed NATO PfP or Mediterranean Dialogue Agreements, and/or those who are directly
concerned with the affairs of Euro-Atlantic security

e) Support the development of civil society in the Black Sea area and the Caucasus

f) Conduct research into the role of NATO, and its expansion to the countries of Central Europe and the former Soviet Union

g) Pursue a dialogue with countries bordering the Mediterranean and in the Middle East which work in cooperation with the Alliance

h) Deepen cooperation between the ATA, its Member Associations, the governments of its Member Associations, NATO, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and the EU

i) Foster debate and dialogue in an effort to create a solid understanding of key Alliance issues

j) Engage civil society groups which support peace, security, and broad democratic practices

k) Facilitate the development of strong relationships among its Members in an effort to realize common interest, and achieve common goals

Contact Information

Atlantic Treaty Association / Association du Traité Atlantique
Quartier Prince Albert
Rue des Petits Carmes, 20
B-1000 Bruxelles
Belgique

Puh. +32 2 502 31 60
Fax +32 2 502 48 77
www.ata-sec.org