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CLAP@JC Online Symposium on ‘Strengthening Career and Life Development (CLD) among Non-engaged Youth (NEY): Co-creating a Youth-enabling Environment’

The online symposium on ‘Strengthening Career and Life Development (CLD) among Non-engaged Youth (NEY): Co-creating a Youth-enabling Environment’ was successfully held on 8 – 9 July 2022 via Zoom with over 530 participants from different parts of the world attended, including Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, mainland China, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

During this two-day symposium, our Department was honored to have Mr. Leong CHEUNG, Executive Director, Charities and Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club to officiate the Symposium. Three keynote speakers, Mr. Ryan GIBSON, National System Leader for Careers, Academies Enterprise Trust, Dr. Anthony MANN, Senior Policy Analyst (Education and Skills), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and Prof. Shelley Hsiu-Lan TIEN, Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, National Taiwan Normal University as well as 12 plenary session and 7 parallel workshop speakers comprising the academia, business sector, school sector, non-governmental organizations, a parent representative, and youth representatives gave us insightful presentations on their practice wisdom and experience in supporting non-engaged youth in their holistic career and life development.


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This Research Programme aims to generate research-based knowledge to facilitate the understanding of young people and develop further the theory and practice of youth research and youth service. It thereby incorporates both quantitative and qualitative research methods to elucidate and explain issues pertaining to young people. The Research Programme works closely with other children and youth research centres in promoting, exchanging and conducting childhood and youth research. It also serves as a resource in Chinese society for assembling academic colleagues from various disciplines and practitioners in different fields to work on the policies, services, developments and problems affecting young people.



A. To conduct research on social policies, services, and issues pertaining to young people
B. To develop indigenous knowledge and practices for use in working with young people
C. To promote cross-disciplinary collaboration and partnership with other child and youth research organizations
D. To publish academic research reports, papers, monographs, and books.


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The Youth and Childhood Research Programme
Room 504, T. C. Cheng Building, United College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
3943 1709
2603 5018