NATO launches challenge to select Youth Summit attendees as registration opens


From 13 March 2024, young people aged 18-35 from NATO member and partner countries are invited to register their interest in attending NATO’s annual Youth Summit on 13 May 2024. Aspiring delegates will also have the chance to enrol in the Youth Summit challenge to compete for a sponsored seat at the conference.

NATO will co-host the fourth edition of the NATO Youth Summit, together with the Aspen Institute, Aspen Institute Romania, and the Swedish Defence University. The summit  will take place in two locations across the Atlantic – Miami, (US), and Stockholm (Sweden) – with virtual watch parties also happening across the Alliance.

Successful Youth Summit challenge participants will receive  a sponsored seat in one of the two event locations. Eligible participants can enrol in the challenge by submitting proposals explaining their role in shaping a more secure tomorrow. Submissions can be presented through video engagement, artistic expression (i.e. photography, poetry or graphic design) or as a short essay. A variety of formats are accepted and creativity and innovation are actively encouraged. In addition to attending the summit, winning participants may also be invited to present their proposal on stage. To learn more about the challenge and to apply, please visit:

The NATO Youth Summit is a flagship event designed to engage young audiences from Allied nations, partner countries and beyond. The agenda will amplify  young voices and raise awareness of our shared security environment. The summit will delve into topics  as varied as NATO’s role in preserving peace, the need for diverse perspectives in the security arena, efforts to combat disinformation, the impact of emerging technologies, human rights, the security implications of climate change, and the importance of integrating gender perspectives into the security agenda.

More information about the Youth Summit programme, its speakers, and opportunities to participate can be found online here –
The website will continue to be updated in the coming weeks.