The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) established Youth I.D.E.A.S. in 2015. As a local youth think tank, Youth I.D.E.A.S. conducts evidence-based research for policy advocacy. Over the past four years it has completed 48 research projects and has communicated actively with policymakers and different sectors of society.
The new term (2020-2022) of Youth I.D.E.A.S. comprises more than 80 young professionals, entrepreneurs and post-secondary school students, with eight academics and experts as advisors. Most members are former participants of the HKFYG Leadership Institute.
Youth I.D.E.A.S. serves as a unique platform for young people to engage in the exchange of ideas on issues which concern them through discourse and discussion, promoting and suggesting policy alternatives to enable the sustainable development of Hong Kong.
With the support of the HKFYG Youth Research Centre, Youth I.D.E.A.S. will conduct research on a regular basis in the areas of (1) Economic Development, (2) Governance, (3) Education, and (4) Livelihood.