Funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and organised by the Department of Social Work, CUHK, the CLAP@JC Community of Practice Session on “Good Practices in Non-Engaged Youth (NEY) Services: The Cases of the European Union, South Korea and Hong Kong” was held successfully on 22 April 2021 via Zoom.
Over 120 participants from different parts of the world, including the European Union, United Kingdom, South Korea, Canada, Singapore, mainland China and Hong Kong, attended the event.
It was an honour to have Mr. Pablo Cornide, Policy Officer – Youth Employment, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission Prof. Bong Joo Lee, Professor of the Department of Social Welfare, Seoul National University, Ms. Apple Tse and Dr. Kent Lam, Co-Directors (CLD Mainstreaming) of CLAP@JC as our guest speakers. They made inspiring presentations on the current trends and developments of good practices as well as career and life development (CLD) support programmes for NEY in the European Union, South Korea and Hong Kong. The presentations were eye-opening and brought in different perspectives from regional and global contexts.
The insightful reflections from commentators Prof. James Côté, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario and Prof. Howard Williamson, Professor, European Youth Policy, University of South Wales supplemented the presentations. Their sharing elaborated on obstacles in cultivating NEY’s CLD, mechanisms to support NEY as well as the importance of recognising the heterogeneity and unique needs of NEY. Moreover, meaningful discussions were made, and participants actively raised questions and comments during the roundtable discussion.
A group photo with guest speakers and commentators
Group photos with participants