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About The Norwegian Atlantic Committee

Den norske Atlanterhavskomité

Secretary General of DNAK, Kate Hansen Bundt, in conversation with Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg during the opening session of the Leangkollen Security Conference 2018.

Photo: Den norske Atlanterhavskomité

The Norwegian Atlantic Committee is politically independent. The goal is to contribute to increased knowledge and debate about Norwegian foreign-, defence,- and security policy, focusing on the transatlantic relations. The theme and events of the committee reflect the recent international events and solid geopolitical changes shaping Norway's surroundings. In later years, the committee has gained a wide geographical and thematic field of interest.

DNAK organize meetings, seminars, courses in international politics, study trips, and larger conferences, some in cooperation with other institutions. DNAK also publishes a variety of publications, both printed and online. It seeks to promote a better understanding of Norwegian foreign- and security policy abroad through participation in meetings, conferences, and study trips. DNAK is affiliated with the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA), consisting of NATO members, partners and associated countries.

DNAK’s focus and daily activities aims to reflect current international developments as well as significant geopolitical processes shaping Norway's surroundings. This implies that DNAK in recent years has gained a wider geographic and thematic field of interest.

The main target group of DNAK consists of the media, politicians, organizations, civil servants, the armed forces, diplomates, researchers, students and teachers. Furthermore is the Youth Atlantic Treaty Association (YATA) Norway, an organization for students and young professionals, subordinated to the Norwegian Atlantic Committee.

DNAK receives public funding, mainly from the Ministry of Defense, in addition to NATOs Public Diplomacy Division.

All activities and projects of the Committee are done by a permanent full-time employed secretariat consisting of the Secretary General and three advisers. You can read more about DNAK's activities here.

The Committee is chaired by a board, with the former Minister of Defence, Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen, as Chair.

The office is open Monday-Friday between 09:00 and 15:00 CET.

Our Privacy Policy

The privacy policy describes how the Norwegian Atlantic Committee (DNAK) gathers, stores and uses personal information.


DNAK, by Secretary General Kate Hansen Bundt, has the overall responsibility for processing personal data.

Personal Information

DNAK stores personal data which are used when sending out monthly newsletters, publications and invitations to our events. Anyone may at any time request that the information about herself shall be changed or deleted. To do so, send an email to

In our database, we store personal information such as name, employer/organization and title, email address, mailing/home address, telephone number and information about which events you previously have attended.

In some cases, we share personal information with third parties. This applies only in connection with the travels we arrange, when information is shared with a travel agency and, if necessary, facilities we visit (e.g. ministries or institutions) which need to have this information.


When registering for our events, we ask for the name, employer/organization and email address. We collect this to be able to provide necessary information about the event to those interested, as well as to send invitations to other relevant events we arrange. The personal information is not shared with others.

The information is stored in the platform FileMaker, which is operated by our employees. The email addresses are uploaded to the mailing platform MailChimp when sending out invitations. The information on MailChimp is updated and deleted periodically.


In connection with recruiting new employees to DNAK, the applicants' personal data are processed only by those who participate in the recruitment process. After the process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the result and personal information will be deleted, unless the applicant has consented to keeping this for any future recruitment processes.

Our Website

DNAK uses the website platform Craft. We collect user patterns of those who visit our website through the use of cookies. This gives us information such as the number of visitors, pageviews, duration of visit and reference source. However, the cookies do not identify who the visitor is.

The Rights of the Registered

Persons registered in DNAK's database are entitled to know what information we have about them at any time. The registered person has the right to request and receive responses within 14 days on what information this is, as well as the right to require DNAK to amend or delete this information. To exercise these rights, please contact us at