Kyle MacDonald

Troels Frøling: Reshaping the Transatlantic Community Part Two


Troels Frøling’s contribution to international peace and security, through his human and social capabilities, has had far reaching effects on fostering better relations between NATO and aspiring countries wishing to join the Alliance. Frøling’s vast initiatives, and dedication to see these projects through, are but one reason why the NATO Council of Canada has chosen this remarkable individual as this year’s recipient to receive the Exceptional Contribution to International Peace and Security Award.

Below is a list of accomplishments Troels Frøling accomplished during his career:

  • He professionalized the Secretariat and made it more proactive;
  • Increased membership to the Atlantic Treaty Association;
  • Stimulated civil societies throughout Europe;
  • Helped create the Estonian Atlantic Treaty Association and played a role in jump starting Atlantic associations in other Baltic states;
  • Established cooperation with the Balkan countries;
  • Helped develop transparency, human rights, international law and fought corruption in the Balkans, and,
  • Worked in various civil society projects in Russia and Ukraine.


Below is a list of projects Troels Frøling initiated during his career:

  • The Baltic Initiative on Public Opinion, Awareness Building and Network Partnerships in relation to NATO Membership of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania;
  • Public Debate and Informed Public Opinion in Russia on New Challenges to Democracy and Security in the Northern Part of Europe, and,
  • The Network on Common Security in Central and South Eastern Europe.


Please join us at our annual tribute dinner, to help celebrate the work of Troels Frøling, an important figure within the Transatlantic Community.

May 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Strachan Hall at Trinity College
6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto


NATO Association of Canada
The NATO Association of Canada (NAOC) strives to educate and engage Canadians about NATO and its goals of peace, prosperity and security. The NAOC ensures Canada has an informed citizenry able to participate in discussions about its role on the world stage.