The Council of Ministers ratified the decision to establish the Federal Youth Authority in 2018 to engage young people, hone their skills, and empower them to unleash their creativity and talent and come forward with new ideas. The Authority implements an annual agenda of activities and events for the youth in the UAE, and works to establish and manage Youth Hubs across the country
Establish the best model for investing in the youth, empower them to serve their country, build their character, and develop the ideal environment to enhance their contribution.
Develop platforms that channel the youth’s potential towards serving national objectives, which, in turn, helps young people fulfil their ambitions and hone their skills. This is in line with the vision that seeks to promote the Authority’s role and establish it as the best institution in the world in terms of empowering youth. The FYA also works on strategic initiatives to enable the youth to gather experience in various sectors, develop their skills, and enhance their role in spreading Emirati values.
The FYA has developed more than 30 strategic initiatives that have set international benchmarks with their success and impact. The Authority strives to multiply its achievements in order to fulfil the strategic objectives for which it was formed.
The Federal Youth Authority offers young people the opportunity to work on remarkable initiatives; it provides them with quality services, as well as opportunities for professional training and volunteering, which allows them to play their part in enhancing sectors across the UAE.
The FYA can be contacted on social media channels (Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tik Tok): @emiratesyouth; or via WhatsApp on 80096884.
The Emirates Youth Council is tasked with developing and proposing policies for young Emiratis that are in line with the future directions of the UAE. It aims to encourage the constructive participation of the youth across various sectors; identify the challenges facing young people; and propose appropriate solutions, policies, and initiatives to address them. Meanwhile, local Youth Councils act as a youth-led executive authority in each emirate. They tackle various projects and initiatives that focus on the youth, and take part in various youth events in their respective emirate, all the while maintaining constant communication and interaction with their emirate’s youth.
The Policy seeks to establish the appropriate environment to support Emirati youth to fulfil their aspirations and potential. It includes a series of initiatives and procedures that help set an agile agenda that can adapt to rapid changes and future demands.
Memberships are valid for two years and are eligible to be extended.
Members of Youth Councils at a ministry are selected from among the young employees of said ministry. Their role is to support the ministry’s senior leadership, discuss the challenges facing work operations, and using their expertise to come up with recommendations. Meanwhile, Youth Councils at corporations act as enablers that convey the opinions of young employees to the boards of directors and decision makers in the various government and private institutions they operate in.
The goal is to engage Emirati expats abroad by establishing a platform that represents them under the supervision of UAE embassies and the Emirates Youth Council. These Councils provide Emirati expats with an opportunity to communicate the best practices they learned abroad, in a bid to implement them in the UAE in collaboration with the Emirates Youth Council and the relevant entities. Furthermore, International Youth Councils promote knowledge and culture exchange among the youth around the world.
The first Youth Hub was launched in 2017 in Dubai. It presents a platform for young people to meet, exchange experiences, and embrace new ideas and innovations. The Hub welcomes young students, employees or entrepreneurs aged 15 to 35.
Youth Hubs were built for the youth, by the youth, and with the youth. They manage these Hubs and establish them as platforms to embrace the creativity of young people, and allow them to participate, interact and exploit their full potential in a creative environment aimed at building pioneering youth communities.
The Hubs provide workspaces that allow for engagement/integration of young entrepreneurs, researchers, programmers, and media professionals. They provide opportunities for volunteering, and are home to Innovation Labs, cafés, and brainstorming sessions. Visitors to the Hubs can book any of the available workspaces and attend workshops and events for free. Reservations can be made through the official website of the Youth Hubs: https://hub.youth.gov.ae/
There are three: Abu Dhabi Youth Hub, Dubai Youth Hub, and Ajman Youth Hub.
The Programme was launched to implement the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, who called for creating national programmes that aim to promote the values of the UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in Emirati youth and future generations, in addition to strengthening young people’s role in promoting these values to the world.
The Emirati Values Iftar and the Social Experiences initiative.
The initiative seeks to document the reactions of Emirati youth in various social situations and assessing their values based on those reactions. The idea is to prove that these values are engrained in our youth, all the while encouraging others to adopt these values.
The Emirati Values Iftar seeks to introduce these national values and create a dialogue about Emirati values with residents in the UAE. Under the initiative, Emirati families would host residents in their homes for and iftar, under the supervision of young Emiratis participating in the initiative.
The School provides an ever-evolving learning environment that is rooted in practical experiences, in partnership with various institutions, experts, specialists, and professionals.
The School provides hundreds of accredited professional programmes covering various topics such as airport management, agricultural fields, museums, and hospitals, in addition to professional courses in financial budgeting, data analysis, content development, modern management sciences, and behavioural sciences. Also among the courses are programmes that explore the personal characteristics in demand in the modern workplace, as well as executive education programmes in modern software programming and applications, and dozens of free professional programmes for the youth.
Our leadership is committed to engaging young people in various sectors. This is a key objective given young people’s great influence in spreading awareness among members of the community and leading by example in dealing with crises and pandemics. With that in mind, the Authority launched 9 initiatives to prepare the youth to deal with pandemics and engaging them in efforts to curb outbreaks and limit their impact on the community.
It is a virtual platform that allows young people to access all available opportunities to join the effort during the current stage of precautions and prevention, in cooperation with the relevant authorities in the UAE.
The initiative presents tools to measure the impact of the Authority’s programmes and initiatives on the youth segment. It also aims to enhance their role, empower them, and provide them with the best services in all sectors.
The initiative seeks to help young Emiratis to launch their startups. It provides spaces for them to use free of charge in malls, markets, airports, and cultural and touristic facilities across the country.