As the consultative branch of the UAE Government focuses on Emirati youth, the EYC advises the government in setting policies and strategies as well as launching and supporting initiatives focused on empowering and encouraging excellence in youth. The council allows the government to continuously listen to the views of youth.
The EYC also serves as an advisor on policy and strategy for the Minister of State for Youth, focusing on national issues and national-level engagement with public and private stakeholders.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s declaration of the establishment of the Emirates Youth Council says
“As per the memorandum of the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future number 383/2016/ on the 27th of February 2012, I would like to bring to your attention that in the meeting of the cabinet dated on the 28th of February 2016 the following had been decided: The permitting of the establishment of the Emirates Youth Council with the leadership of Her Excellency Shamma bint Suhail Al Mazrouie”
The Emirates Youth Council consists of 7 members who represent the diffrents emirates and headed by the president of the Federal Youth Authority.