NATO Secretary General to discuss “New Ideas for NATO 2030” with students and young leaders

Bruxelles. On Thursday 4 February 2021, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will engage with students and young leaders on their ideas and vision for NATO, as part of the event “New Ideas for NATO 2030”, organized by NATO and Chatham House. This is part of the Secretary General’s initiative “NATO 2030”  the Alliance remains ready to face tomorrow’s challenges, and keep its citizens safe in the next decade and beyond.

Mr. Stoltenberg will engage and react to the recommendations presented by the NATO 2030 Young Leaders. The Secretary General has asked this group of 14 young professionals to develop new ideas for NATO’s role in areas including new technologies, climate change, and defending democratic values.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

In the second part of the event, university teams from across the Alliance will pitch their ideas on how to make NATO’s policies future-proof. The students will develop these ideas during the first NATO policy hackathon, which starts on 29 January 2021. They will present their hackathon proposals in fast-paced, interactive pitching sessions, before an expert
jury and the live audience who together will decide on the winning team.