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December 10, 2019

Strengthening Intergenerational Understanding

  Youth I.D.E.A.S. 48 Livelihood Strengthening Intergenerational Understanding 9 December, 2019     A “Generation” refers to a group of people with collective characteristics, who were also born and/or are living within the same time period. The impact of rapid changes in politics, economics, societal and technology would result in the emergence of various cohorts, each with their own individual characteristics and features[1]. Intergenerational relationships are important as every society requires cooperation and interaction between respective generations.   Recent social events have triggered vigorous discussions, arguments and sometimes conflict between different generations in Hong Kong. The majority of protesters have […]
October 31, 2019

Enriching the Experiences of Working Youth through Overseas Exposures

  Youth I.D.E.A.S. 47 Employment and Economics Development Enriching the Experiences of Working Youth through Overseas Exposures 31 September, 2019     Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city that bridges east and west. It is also an international trade and financial centre. According to the Census and Statistics Department, 9,040 businesses with overseas parent companies are located here and employ 493,000 people. These businesses cover major industries such as trade, wholesale, retail, finance, and professional and business services.[1] Staff with overseas experience are needed for the daily operation of these businesses as well as for their future overseas expansion.   […]
September 5, 2019

Strengthening the Role and Functions of District Councils

    Youth I.D.E.A.S. 45 Governance and Constitutional Development Strengthening the Role and Functions of District Councils 5 September, 2019   In Hong Kong, the District Administration Scheme has been implemented since 1982. The Scheme aims at promoting community development and nurturing civic responsibility and a sense of belonging. One of the elements of the Scheme is the establishment of District Councils (DCs). The election-based nature and front-line community work experience of DCs has made them an important cradle for training the political talent of Hong Kong.   The DCs’ performance, however, has always been criticized. Worse, the number of […]
August 21, 2019

Co-Living: An Alternative Hong Kong Housing Solution for Youth?

  Youth I.D.E.A.S. 44 Society and Livelihood Co-Living: An Alternative Hong Kong Housing Solution for Youth? 21 August, 2019     Co-living is a modern form of shared housing that combines private living spaces with shared communal facilities. It provides an affordable housing alternative by sharing expenses. The idea of co-living also emphasizes building up interpersonal networks and promoting social contact through community events.   The earlier form of co-living originated from Denmark’s co-housing projects in the 1970s. This extended gradually to The Netherlands and onto the UK. In recent years, it can be seen throughout the US, across Europe, […]
July 11, 2019

Youth Trends in Hong Kong 2018

    Youth Trends in Hong Kong 2018 is a compilation of statistical data from various sources and a survey by the Youth Research Centre of the HKFYG. There are four main chapters in the book. They are “Introduction of the main findings about youth”, “Youth research and data analysis”, “Indicators of Youth Values”, and “Conclusion and Suggestion”.   For “Indicators of Youth Values” (Chapter 3), it is the fifteenth in a series that has been published by the HKFYG Youth Research Centre since 1997. Statistical data including the comparison throughout the years and thus the changes trends of youth values in […]