About Us

The Youth Atlantic Treaty Association of Hungary (YATA Hungary) was established as an integrated part of the Hungarian Atlantic Council in 1995. YATA Hungary is a member of the community of the Youth Atlantic Treaty Association (YATA). The main aim of YATA Hungary is to spread the transatlantic values among the Hungarian youth.

From the very beginning, our goal was to help deepen Hungary’s European integration through the transmission of traditional European values, as well as to initiate a progressive Hungarian role in the region and in the Euro-Atlantic Community. To this end, YATA Hungary members has been organising and participating in several international programs that have contributed to YATA Hungary’s extensive international network. We are committed to providing further opportunities for our members at the domestic and international level, where the participants could gain professional experiences and could build international relations.

YATA Hungary members place great emphasis on learning about the ideological, historical, organisational, cultural, economic and political, or even military aspects of Euro-Atlantic integration, in order to build the pillars of our activities on a solid, which are:

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Lilla Doucha<br><role>President</role>

Lilla Doucha
President

Laura is an international security and defense policy officer. Currently, she’s studying at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Her main field of research is the military policy of the Russian Federation and international arms control regimes. She is a member of the Hungarian Military ...
Email cím: president@yata.hu

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Krisztina Hortobágyi<br><role>Vice President for Professional Affairs</role>

Krisztina Hortobágyi
Vice President for Professional Affairs

Krisztina graduated from the Eötvös Loránd University with a BA degree in international relations. Due to her strong interest in security issues, especially in counter-terrorism and nuclear non-proliferation, she continues her studies in a security management master's program ...

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Richard Soti<br><role>Vice President for Communication</role>

Richard Soti
Vice President for Communication

Richard is an international studies major with a parallel degree in finance and accounting, and from 2022 he will be YATA's new vice-president for communications. During his one and a half years with the organization, he has written and edited numerous articles and summaries ...

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Dorottya Zsiborács<br><role>Secretary General</role>

Dorottya Zsiborács
Secretary General

Dorottya’s main areas of interest are security and defence, with a special focus on the United States’ foreign policy, transatlantic relations and the changing power politics in the MENA region. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at the War Studies Department in King’s College London ...

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Lányi-Kovács Bence

Lányi-Kovács Bence

He is a student at the Károli Gáspár Reformed University, majoring in International Studies. His main research interests are Romanian-Hungarian relations and European Union public administration. He speaks Spanish and English at master level.

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István Bodnár

István Bodnár

Concerning the military, he studies both technical and social sciences. In the former, as a chartered electrical engineer, he is researching at the Doctoral School of Military Engineering ...

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Lilla Csáki

Lilla Csáki

Lilla currently is a student at the University of Public Services where she is studying international security and defence policy. Her main fields of interest and research include the theory ...

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Felix A. Debrenti

Felix A. Debrenti

After graduating in International Relations BA at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, he started his MA studies in Management and Leadership at the Institute of Business Economics of ELTE ...

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László Goller

László Goller

Regarding his studies, he graduated from the Péter Pázmány Faculty of Law and Political Science, majoring in international administration, and then acquired his master's degree from the Faculty of Political ...

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Olivér Hende

Olivér Hende

Olivér Hende, undergraduate student at the National University of Public Services on the Faculty of Military Science and Officer Training where he is studying international security and defence policy ...

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Judit Lilla Kanizsai

Judit Lilla Kanizsai

Judit Lilla Kanizsai graduated from the Zrínyi Miklós University of National Defence with a degree in security and defence policy, then continued her studies at the MA in International Administration ...

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Dóra Ustea

Dóra Ustea

Dóra is a student of International Security and Defence Policy at the National University of Public Service. Her main area of research is the activities and effects of the Boko Haram terrorist ...

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Norbert Szépvölgyi

Norbert Szépvölgyi

Norbert Szépvölgyi graduated as an international relations expert at Károli Gáspár Calvinist University faculty of law. Currently, he is enrolled in an English International relations MA program at the Corvinus ...

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Laura Szilágyi

Laura Szilágyi

Laura is an undergraduate student at the National University of Public Service, where she is studying international security and defence policy. Her main field of research is the military policy of the Russian Federation ...

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Flóra Antónia Varga

Flóra Antónia Varga

Flóra Antónia Varga is studying International Relations at Eötvös Loránd University. Currently, she is an intern at Bosch Hungary, a foreign affairs journalist at TátKontúr university press ...

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