The MWYO Youth Office and Legislative Council member Zhang Xinyu will hold the "Consensus Conference - MTR Fare Youth" forum for two consecutive days from February 4th to 5th this year.
Cheung Xin-yu, a member of the Legislative Council who used to work for the MTR, said, "I hope that through this event, we will provide a platform for young people to understand, discuss and analyze, and reflect their consensus to the parliament."
The theme of the discussion is "MTR Fare Adjustment Mechanism"
The MTR fare adjustment mechanism has been implemented for many years, and the public has always questioned whether there is only an increase but not a decrease, especially when the fare is still increasing when it is profitable. Regarding the fare adjustment, the community has always had different opinions.
In order to keep abreast of the pulse of the society, the forum will use "MTR Fare Adjustment Mechanism" as the topic of discussion.
Zhang Xinyu, a member of the Legislative Council who used to work for the MTR, said that due to the fact that the MTR fare adjustment mechanism will be comprehensively reviewed next year, "I hope that through this event, a platform for understanding, discussion and analysis will be provided for young people to share their consensus. report to Parliament."
Trial Community Deliberative Democracy Hold "Consensus Meeting"
At the same time, the MWYO Youth Office hopes to apply the concept of deliberative democracy to the community for trial.
The "MTR Fares for Youth" forum was the first launch of the project.
Chen Yuqian, a researcher at the MWYO Youth Office, explained, "Deliberative democracy has no established form, and holding public consensus meetings and deliberative polls are the most common practices."
The MWYO Youth Office will host the "MTR Fares for Youth" forum in February.
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We sincerely invite experts from all walks of life to participate in the registration and the response is overwhelming
The two-day "MTR fare youth" forum will be held on February 4th and 5th. Chen Kaiying, the community and outreach manager of MWYO Youth Office, said that in order to enable participants to have more rational and in-depth discussions on public issues, To understand the views of stakeholders from all walks of life, Tian Beichen, former chairman of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation Authority, Yuen Ying-han, a lecturer at the School of Economics and Management of the University of Hong Kong, and Cheung Bing-leung, the former Secretary for Transport and Housing of Hong Kong, were specially invited to participate in the discussion. to communicate.
The event officially recruited young people aged 18-40 to participate on December 12 last year. There are about 30 places, and the application deadline will be January 9.
Chen Kaiying said that the event has received nearly 50 applications so far, describing the response as enthusiastic.
Chen Kaiying added that the participants will have two months to carefully read the materials prepared by the organizer and understand the ins and outs of the fare adjustment mechanism and disputes.
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