The Department of Rural and Community Development have launched an awareness campaign to encourage community groups to join their local PPN. You can follow and join in the awareness campaign via the hashtags #PublicParticpationNetworks and #Buildingabetterfuture and you can read more about it here. Minister O’Brien said:
“Public Participation Networks give communities across Ireland a voice in local decision-making and bring valuable on-the-ground, experience and expertise into local and national policy development.
“The strength and impact of PPNs can be seen in how they represented volunteers and community groups within the responses to Covid-19, working with local authorities and state agencies.
“Through local action, PPNs also contribute to policymaking at national level, such as the development of the Climate Action Plan 2021, when PPNs hosted and facilitated import/ant local community conversations around the country.”
You can watch a short video about the PPNs here and please feel free to share this information with other people from your groups and networks.
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland announce their Changing Ireland Accelerator programme, which is a 12 month initiative for underserved social entrepreneurs to accelerate their impact. SEI and INCO will provide funding of a total of 60,000 euro to the successful applicants. Details and guidelines here.
Dublin Learning City Festival are delighted to announce the return of the Dublin Learning City Festival between 3 – 5 April, 2023. There will be a mixture of online and in person events from walking tours, talks, arts and crafts, workshops, exhibitions and music and you can get involved here.
TU Dublin is pleased to announce that the Adult Learners’ Week will take place from 7 – 10 March. This is a week for adult learners to explore and discover what is available or them, at TU Dublin. The FREE sessions cover financial supports and assistance in university and choosing the right course, and you can email if you have further questions, or find out more here.
Cultivate invite you to an in-person workshop at Cloughjordan eco-village on 04 March from 1.00pm – 5.00pm called “Facilitating Community Climate Action”. The workshop is aimed at facilitators, coaches, trainers, and anyone involved in promoting local development, climate action and sustainability. Find out more and book your FREE place via
Updates from PPN Representatives and Secretariat
Robert Moss (An Taisce EULIFE Green Communities Lead), who is your Climate Action, Environment and Energy SPC Representative would like to share an update with the PPN here.
Most of the Dublin City PPN Representatives and Secretariat will be attending the “How to” manual training this Friday and Saturday at Carmichael. This is a specially designed training to help the PPN Representatives and Secretariat fulfil the responsibilities of their roles, and we hope that the training is useful, fun and interesting.
You can see a full list of Dublin City PPN Representatives and Secretariat here.
If you would like to watch the Representatives at their SPC meetings, you can watch them live, or from the archives here.
The PPN’s 2023 workplan and budget is here. Please contact Ruth and/or Rachel if you would like to get involved in any of these activities or have any suggestions for how we can improve this plan together.
Enjoy the PPN Member Spotlight Videos here
See the full list of PPN Member Groups here
Facebook and Twitter @dublincityppn