Call for Applications, NorSec 2018 in Oslo, Norway

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 through the NorSec Facebook event.


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 political, economical or defense-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). If you have signed up, but realize you are unable to attend, please let us know.


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


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.

TMG Space Camp Scholarship Applications 2018 are now open

TMG Space Camp Scholarship Applications are now open through January 15, 2018.

This scholarship is for 100% of the tuition to 1 week of space camp (July 8-13, 2018) and includes a flight suit, transportation and a small spending stipend. The total value is approximately $2,500.

Welcome students! We are happy you are here. Please fill review the application requirements below to make sure you qualify before applying. If you choose to apply, please make sure you complete all 3 parts of the application by January 15, 2018 to be considered for selection.

Applications are due no later than 11:59pm CST on January 15, 2018

Application requirements include:

  • Must join the TMG Student Space Ambassador Leadership Program (see for information and to signup)
  • Family must qualify for the USDA FREE lunch program. We do require verification of your family qualification of the USDA FREE lunch program if you are awarded a scholarship.
  • Must live in the continental U.S. (Lower 48 states)
  • Must be able to attend Space Camp the week of July 7-13, 2018
  • Have never attended Space Camp USA in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Must be between the age of 15-17 as of July 1, 2018.
  • Application must be submitted by 11:59pm January 15, 2018

Application for the scholarship consists of 3 parts:

  1. Fill out the application form which includes an outreach project proposal. Students who are awarded a TMG Space Camp Scholarship will be required to complete an outreach project where they share their Space Camp experience with their community.
  2. Student will need to create and submit a short video (under 5 minutes) introducing themselves and explaining why STEM education and/or space exploration are important to the future of humankind. Videos will need to be emailed to with the student’s full name and words “Space Camp Scholarship Application 2018” in Subject line of the email as well as in the title of the video file.
  3. Students will need to have a mentor or teacher fill out out a recommendation form.