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The Arts and Cultural Sector: Report on the Capacity Assessment of Civil Society in Hong Kong 2015-16

The Centre of Civil Society and Governance publishes the latest report in the series of Report on the Capacity Assessment of Civil Society in Hong Kong. The latest publication presents the findings on the arts and cultural non-profits in Hong Kong. The arts and cultural non-profit sector is found to be heterogeneous in art forms, organizational characteristics and development needs; and faces serious challenges in financial and physical resources.

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國際公民教育研究(ICCS 2016)新聞稿
International Civic and Citizenship Education Study 2016 Press Release



Report on the Arts & Cultural Non-governmental Organizations in Hong Kong - Interim Research Results

On August 18, 2016, our centre held a seminar to discuss our upcoming report on the arts and cultural non-governmental organizations (ACNGOs) in Hong Kong. The project is the fourth in the series of constructing knowledge databases of civil society sectors in Hong Kong. The report discusses the roles and values of arts and culture in society, and proposes a framework for the analysis of arts and cultural development in a local context. The research maps out and categorizes Hong Kong’s ACNGOs based on their relevant sub-sectors, and shows that major divergences exist among the different sub-sectors in terms of their capacity and participation in society.

We were honored to have Mrs. Marissa Shaw and Ms. Ada Wong act as our panelists and share with us their opinions and views on current issues in the sector’s ongoing development. We were also honored to have 15 guests from different parts of the sector, including representatives from various arts groups, scholars and arts executives who provided us with valuable feedback on our preliminary report findings.

The research team is now working to finalize the report, which will be published later this year.

Press conference on International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) in March 2016

"On 3 March 2016, the media was invited to join the Centre's launch of the latest report on the capacity assessment of International and Cross-boundary Non-governmental Organizations in Hong Kong. Reports from local and international media attended the launch and briefing."

Press release
Chinese executive summary of the report
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Release of research report on International Non-governmental Organizations in Hong Kong (February)

In the Centre's latest report in the research series on mapping civil society organizations in Hong Kong, we found that Hong Kong serves as a gateway for international non-governmental organizations (INGOs). The research team mapped all the INGOs in Hong Kong and found that the number of INGOs had grown significantly after 1997. The research studies in details the organizational characteristics of INGOs, their networking with peer groups, government and business, and provides an assessment on the capacity of the sector. To know more, please click on the icon for the full report."


International Civic and Citizenship Study 2016 (ICCS 2016)

Countries around the world face persisting and new challenges in educating their young people for citizenship, amidst changing contexts of democracy and civic participation. Participating in ICCS 2016 will provide countries with reliable, comparative data in this critical learning area to help them evaluate and guide educational policies with evidence-based decisions. For ICCS is an international assessment of how young people are being prepared for citizenship in a changing world.

Hong Kong has joined the ICCS 2016 with a research team from the Centre for Civil Society & Governance of The University of Hong Kong, and Policy 21. The project is commissioned by the Education Bureau, HKSAR.

The Main Survey of ICCS 2016 in Hong Kong will be conducted between November 2015 and April 2016.

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Seminar on International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) (November)
On 13 November 2015, CCSG invited scholars and representatives from INGOs based in Hong Kong to discuss the Centre's latest study on the characteristics and capacity of INGOs. In the seminar, CCSG Research Team presented study findings to the participants and received valuable feedback. The participants also exchanged views on the development of INGOs and how it can benefit the people of Hong Kong.
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