YATA Macedonia is an organization consisting of the youth of the Euro-Atlantic Council of Macedonia (EACM). YATA Macedonia was founded in 1999 by a group of ambitious students and young professionals who were interested in the Transatlantic perspective.
Throughout the years, these young Atlanticists have been very active in promoting their ideas and values in their home country as well as developing cooperation with other national YATA chapters and organizations in the country and abroad.
YATA Macedonia is accomplishing broad cooperation with state institutions, civil society, media and diplomatic missions in the country. In wider context YATA Macedonia through its activities is promoting democracy, human rights, civil society and rule of law in the Republic of Macedonia.
Activities of YATA Macedonia are well known on a national, regional and an international level.
The main goal of YATA Macedonia is to attract young people to join the Atlantic community. Furthermore, the organization works on developing a core of people who are interested in NATO, security, and international relations - and who will be actively involved in the mobilization of youth for these questions. This, in turn, will promote public debate among the youth of the country, regarding Transatlantic issues.
Working with young people should be one of the key goals of every organization, considering the fact that they are the future leaders and thereby will be responsible for the processes in the society. We believe in the vital importance of spreading Transatlantic values by engaging youth in the Atlantic network through dialog and education.
At the Annual Assembly in January 2012 a new presidency of YATA Macedonia was elected:
- President: Ilija Djugumanov
- Vice-presidents: Stefanija Madzoska and Emir Berisha
- Secretary General: Jordan Tasev
The new leadership consists of 14 additional young Atlanticists elected according to the criteria for gender and university balance.
22/1/15 Makedonija Str.
1000 Skopje, Makedonija
Telephone/ Fax: + 389 2 316 22 21
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/YATAMacedonia
E-mail of current President, Ilija Djugumanov: firstname.lastname@example.org
E-mail of the ATA Chapter Secretariat: email@example.com