The Atlantic Treaty Association and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly have worked alongside each other since their inception in the 1950s. This long-standing relationship is based on shared objectives and complementary composition. Both organizations seek to promote the objectives and values of the North Atlantic Alliance, with the NATO PA being composed exclusively of parliamentarians while the Atlantic Treaty Association brings together non-governmental organizations and national voluntary bodies. The two organizations have well established mutual participation arrangements and also hold joint events.
Recently, they have further extended their cooperation by organizing ATA outreach activities to coincide with certain Assembly activities. This process has been greatly facilitated by connections between the organizations’ institutional leadership, notably from 2010 to 2012 when Dr Karl A. Lamers held the Presidency of both bodies.
NATO Parliamentary Assembly