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The Public Opinion Programme (POP) at the University of Hong Kong is commissioned by the Secretariat of the “Occupy Central with Love and Peace” (OCLP) to organize the “OCLP Deliberation Series”, which aims to let members of the general public and supporters of the campaign formulate proposals for the 2017 CE Election through rational discussions. The event uses the concept of “deliberative democracy” established by Stanford University as blueprint, and invites the general public and campaign supporters to join the discussion and to look for solutions via rational discussions.  

POP aims at providing the OCLP Secretariat a professional service to organize the “OCLP Deliberation Series”, in the hope of raising the operation and result of these deliberation activities to international standards. POP stays political neutral to the ‘OCLP’ Campaign per se, and the OCLP Secretariat has already pledged to give POP full autonomy in designing and conducting all activities in the Deliberation Series.




The first Deliberation Day (DDay1) of the OCLP Deliberation Series was held in June 2013, comprised of one module for the general public and another module for campaign supporters. For the general public, POP invited Hong Kong citizens to participate in the event via random telephone calls, while for the campaign supporters, they were invited by the OCLP Secretariat.


Deliberative Poll on “CE Election Design”


This is an experimental deliberative poll in the second round of activities of the “OCLP Deliberation Series”. It is designed and operated independently by POP, unaffected by any other person or organization. The experimental deliberative poll in the first round was conducted on June 9, 2013, when a large scale deliberative meeting was held in another venue. According to the latest plan, the second round of activities will comprise of an experimental deliberative poll, and a series of deliberative meetings organized by other organizations after reading POP guidelines.


Reference : Key Principles of Community Deliberative Meetings (pdf only)