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Member Self-recommendation Scheme for Youth

Member Self-recommendation Scheme for Youth

The Member Self-recommendation Scheme for Youth (“MSSY”) is one of the key initiatives of youth development as set out in the Chief Executive’s 2022 Policy Address and the Youth Development Blueprint. To engage more young people in public affairs and enhance their interaction and trust with the Government, action is in hand to expand the MSSY, with a view to tripling the number of participating advisory committees from around 60 in 2022 to no less than 180 within the current term of the Government to enhance their functions as talent "incubators". Person aged between 18 and 35, and with the commitment to serving the community, are invited to self-nominate to become members of specified government advisory committees. Please stay tuned for the announcement of the next phase of recruitment.

Appointed members under the previous phases


MSSY Phase VI, with 20 participating committees, was launched in May 2023. All appointment procedures for the participating committees were completed. The information below is for reference only.

The 20 participating committees for MSSY Phase VI are as follows:

  1. Tripartite Taskforce on Manpower Training (Aviation)
  2. Human Resources Planning Commission
  3. Trade and Industry Advisory Board
  4. Advisory Committee on Promotion of Arbitration
  5. Enterprise Support Scheme Assessment Panel
  6. Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education
  7. Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee
  8. Commission on Children
  9. Advisory Council on Food and Environmental Hygiene
  10. Steering Committee on Construction Innovation and Technology Fund
  11. Committee on Promotion of Breastfeeding
  12. Award Council of the Hong Kong Award for Young People
  13. Hong Kong Fleet Operation Advisory Committee
  14. Statistics Advisory Board
  15. Rehabilitation Advisory Committee
  16. Stamp Advisory Committee
  17. Cantonese Opera Development Fund Advisory Committee
  18. Sub-committee on Youth and Capacity Building under the Council for Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Development
  19. Assessment Panel of the Innovation and Technology Fund for Application in Elderly and Rehabilitation Care
  20. Constitution and Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee

Recruitment Considerations

Following the principle of meritocracy, we aim to, through MSSY, recruit young people who have the commitment to serving the community and the ability to contribute to the committees concerned for recommending to the relevant Bureaux/Departments (B/Ds) for consideration of appointment.

Eligibility and Assessment Criteria

Young people aged between 18 and 35 on the date of application deadline are eligible to apply under the MSSY.

In the assessment process, we will consider whether the applicants meet the following three conditions –

  1. strong commitment to serving the community;
  2. good understanding of the policy area concerned; and
  3. good analytical and communication skills.

Recruitment Committee

A Recruitment Committee (“RC”) has been set up by the HYAB for overseeing the implementation of the MSSY. The RC comprises the Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, the Vice-Chairman of the Youth Development Commission, non-official chairpersons or members of the aforementioned 20 committees and representatives of the B/Ds concerned. Under the RC, Assessment Panels (APs) will be formed to handle the applications concerning the 20 committees respectively. The APs will conduct interviews with applicants to facilitate assessment.

How to Apply

Please submit the application on or before the deadline via one of the following means

  1. by completion of online form; or
  2. by post to the Home and Youth Affairs Bureau, 12/F, West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong (Re: “Member Self-recommendation Scheme for Youth”) (the postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of submission of application). Please make sure that sufficient postage has been paid to avoid unsuccessful delivery; or
  3. by hand to the Home and Youth Affairs Bureau’s drop-in box at 2/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong (Re: “Member Self-recommendation Scheme for Youth”).

Application forms can be downloaded here. Applications must be made in accordance with the above specified means.

In completing the application form, the applicant needs to explain, in either Chinese or English, his/her suitability of being appointed to be a member of the selected committee(s), through one of the following ways -

  1. to write no more than 600 words; or
  2. to provide a video (in mp4 format) or an audio clip (in m4a format) of no longer than 3 minutes. Applicants may choose to -
    • share the video or audio clip via cloud storage platform and provide the relevant URL link in the application form; or
    • provide the file of the video or audio clip
      - for online submissions, the file size must not exceed 20MB.
      - for submissions by post or by hand, please provide the clip file in DVD or USB Flash Drive.


Telephone Number: 3509 7621

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Sharing of MSSY Appointees

MSSY Phase VI Poster

MSSY Phase VI Poster