Providing Funding and Space for Civil Society Organizations

United Arab Emirates
Ministry of Culture and Youth
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Each year, the Ministry of Culture and Youth allocates a portion of its annual budget to support civil society organizations, to fund their operational costs and support their activities.

In addition, the Ministry has 8 cultural centers located across the country each with theatres and/or halls that are available for use by cultural non-profit organizations.

Finally, cultural associations are invited to represent the UAE and share elements of UAE cultural heritage such as dance, music, cuisine, and poetry as part of cultural exchange programs with other countries.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

In 2019, 46 civil society organizations from across the UAE received funding from the Ministry of Culture and Youth.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)