To build a value-based strong, conscious and patriotic youth movement that serves the interest of Eritrea globally. 


To cherish and develop Eritrean identity and culture through public service and learning process that increases the social, political, economic and historical awareness of the Eritrean people.


The acronym IDEASS (Identity, Awareness, Service and Success) best describes what YPFDJ strives to achieve in the diaspora. These goals are guided by the National Pillars that will require a continuous generational and persistent effort to attain them.
 To nurture and develop Eritrea’s national Identity  
 Increase  societies awareness and consciousness level about Eritrea
 To serve Eritrea and local communities  
 Support the youth succeed in their personal goals


Eritrean National Pillars

  1. National HarmonyFor the people of Eritrea to live in harmony, peace and stability, with no distinction along regional, ethnic, linguistic, religious, gender or class lines.
  2. Political Democracy: For the people of Eritrea, to be active participants and become decision-makers in the administration and conduct of their lives and of their country, with their rights guaranteed by law and in practice.
  3. Economic and Social Development: For the state of Eritrea, to progress socially and economically in the areas of education, technology and the standard of living.
  4. Social Justice (Economic and Social Democracy): Equitable distribution of wealth, services and opportunities, and special attention to be paid to the most disadvantaged sections of society.
  5. Cultural Revival: Drawing on our rich cultural heritage and on the progressive values we developed during the liberation struggle, to develop an Eritrean culture characterized by love of country, respect for humanity, solidarity between men and women, love of truth and justice, respect for law, hard work,self-confidence, self-reliance, open mindedness and inventiveness.
  6. Regional and International Cooperation: For Eritrea, to become a respected member of the international community, by coexisting in harmony and cooperation with its neighbors; and by contributing, to the extent of its capability, to regional and global peace, security and development