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Dublin City PPN continues to upgrade and improve its website.  We are adding a section where member groups can advertise their facilities to other PPN member groups in the same geographic area. It’s hoped that this new resource will be a great tool for networking and finding who else is in the PP network near by.  If you would like to add your facilities to our website please complete the form here and return to it to Ruth on   The team that manage the PPN website is called, Neo-Archaic, and they will be at the Plenary on 23 May, to show member groups this new resource.

Social Justice Ireland, UCD and the Irish Research Council would like to find out how to make PPNs even more effective.  If you would like to take part in a focus group discussion, aimed at understanding the strengths and weaknesses of PPNs and how they can be improved, you can read more and sign up here.

Dublin City Council invite PPN member groups to apply for funding from the Community Recognition Fund, 2024.  The funding is specifically targeted at projects that are located in towns and villages that are hosting the beneficiaries of Temporary Protection and/or International Protection Applicants, including towns identified for the rapid build homes programme.  Further information from DCC about the application process and the expression of interest form is here.

The fourth annual DCU Centre for Climate and Society conference will take place on 16 April in The Helix on the DCU Glasnevin Campus.  The conference will feature keynote contributions from Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland and Chair of The Elders, participants in Ireland’s Children and Young People’s Assembly on Biodiversity Loss, and Ella Saltmarshe, co-founder of The Long Time Project. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  You can register for the event here.

The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) invite you to read their newsletter, Community and Disability, which you can do here.  Included in issue two are details about Make Way Day 2024, and the PPN training programme available with Social Justice.

Terenure Community Support and Integration is hosting two events in April.       13 April at 3.00pm in Eaton Square Park garden space for planting and weeding, tea and coffee in aid of the Red Crescent and Medecins Sans Frontieres Gaza appeal.  28 April, from 10.30am – 16.00 Inclusion Celebration at Evergreen Club, Terenure:  refreshments, relaxation with Glencree Peace and Reconciliation centre, buffet lunch and enjoyment of the garden.  Contact Muireann on 086 10 35 553

Glencree Intercultural and Refugee Bulletin can also be accessed here.

Maynooth University would like to invite you to their Information Session on Monday 22 April from 7.00pm – 8.00pm about their Master of Social Science Community Work and Youth Work programme, which you can attend via Teams here.

The Sustainable Life School invite you to choose 1 change!  In a world where sustainable living can feel daunting amid our hectic lives, the school is here to simplify it.   Join them each month to embrace one change – you can find out more, and sign up to choose 1 change here.

Training

The next online support training workshop, from The Wheel to support PPN Secretariat and staff is on Wednesday 24 April from 10.00am – 12.00pm and is on Strategic Planning.  Luna Atkins from 2into3 will deliver the session that will focus on how to develop a strategic plan; including how to do external and internal analyses, how to consult stakeholders and how to use this information to identify strategic goals.  You can register for this FREE training here.

The next Dublin City PPN, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown PPN and Carmichael online training supports for PPN member groups are:

Wednesday 17 April from 10.30 – 11.30am

“How to prevent your meeting from being railroaded”.

Wednesday 24 April from 10.30 – 11.30am

“Breaking the Cycle – role rotation”.

Further details of the two sessions and registration for the zoom link here.

Dublin Northwest Partnership are delighted to offer the following session called, “Influencing and Lobbying Workshop” on Tuesday 16 April, from 10.30am – 1.00pm, with lunch provided.  You can book your FREE place hereThe content of this session will include how to speak or write in favour of someone, how to support or urge by argument.  How to plead for or on behalf of another person of promote or recommend.

Updates from Representatives and Secretariat

All Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) meetings can be accessed here.  It is easy to find minutes, reports, presentations, and other documents for each meeting, under the areas of housing, traffic and transport, planning and urban form, culture, finance, economic development and climate action.  All these seats will be vacant later in 2024.

Information about the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) meetings can be accessed here.  Two of the five seats will be vacant later in 2024.

Please contact Ruth and/or Rachel if you would like more information about the role of PPN representatives on the new SPCs to be formed, after the local elections on 07 June 2024.  Ruth and Rachel are available for one-to-one chats/coffees/zooms or visits to your group, to talk more about the up-and-coming vacancies.

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