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independent social sciences think tank
nonpartisan multicultural platform for younger generations' civic participation
Roundtable Institute and Its Network (Roundtable) was established in 2004, aiming at generating quality research to bring about the culture of research-based policy formation and creating a neutral, nonpartisan multicultural platform for younger generations' civic participation in Hong Kong.
Roundtable is constituted by two separate yet closely-cooperated entities: Roundtable Institute (RI) and Roundtable Network (RN). Roundtable Institute is an independent research organization with the mission of contributing to policy formulation and public discussion by quality research. Roundtable Network is a network for non-profit organizations (including registered charity and social organizations) sharing the missions of promoting multiculturalism, youth empowerment and civic engagement among younger generations of Hong Kong.
Our projects mainly focus on research, youth empowerment, arts and culture, social services, education, and publishing. We also frequently organize and participate in exchange tours, talks and forums for ideas exchange with different people from Hong Kong and overseas.
Diversity and multi-polarity are very much stressed by us. Our members include young scholars, professionals, social workers, journalists, artists, councilors, civil servants, members from various political parties as well as students from local and overseas universities and secondary schools . Communicating amongst diversified backgrounds, their voices are converged in our platforms. We hope to be a vanguard in implementing and actualizing a fundamental paradigm shift in Hong Kong.