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Live Election:  the primary contacts of Social Inclusion Pillar organisations will be sent information later today, about how to vote online for a Housing Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) representative.  The link will be sent via Election Buddy and only the primary contacts of the groups will be emailed.  Please do vote, if you get a chance, and elect a new representative into this role.

Staff member, Ruth will be on Dublin City FM this morning, speaking about the Plenary on 25 May and the PPN/DCU Summer School from 29 May to 02 June. 

You are invited to both events, and we would love to see as many people as possible.  If you can’t make the dates, perhaps someone else in your organisation or group, can go instead? 

The Plenary is taking place at Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun from 6.30pm – 8.30pm (or online).  The Summer School is taking place from 10.00am – 12.00pm every morning from 29 May – 02 June, at DCU, Glasnevin.  Sessions include an introduction to the PPN, advocacy and policy, the impact of our work, diversity/inclusivity and equality and public speaking! 

Come to one, or all five sessions; lunch and transport included. 

Come and learn a little, find out more and get to know the other groups and organisations in our network.  All welcome!

Information from the wider PPN

Minister for State O’Brien invites applications to the International Protection Integration Fund 2023.  Now in its second year, the International Protection Integration Fund celebrates rich cultural diversity and enables community based organisations across Ireland to play a greater role in supporting the integration of International Protection Applicants.  Successful organisations stand to receive funding of between 5 – 20,000 euro to support integration initiatives.  Details here.

Local Area Plan for Baile Bogáin (Ballyboggan).  Dublin City Council is commencing the preparation of a Draft Local Area Plan (LAP) for lands at Dublin Industrial Estate and environs, D7 and D11; with  pre-draft consultation from 28 April – 26 May.  2 Drop In session on 18 May at Cabra Parkside Community Sports Centre and further information here.

DAFEP invite you an online workshop in “Inclusive Community Engagement in Local Planning and Decision Making” on 18 May.  You can sign up here.

Fingal County Council, the OPW and Dublin City Council invite you to an inclusive cycling day in the Pheonix Park on 14 May from 12 – 3.00pm and further details are here.

Pavee Point, NALA and the Roma Centre invite you to a webinar for the community and voluntary sector, called “Being Literacy Friendly”, which you can sign up for here.

BOOK LAUNCH:  The People of the Great River, by Michael Tremmel and the River Tonga People, on 19 May from 6.30pm – 8.00pm in the Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin.  And a celebration, seminar and launch of video on 20 May, from 10.30 – 12.30pm at Loyola, with lunch provided.  Email to reserve your spot.

NCBI Local Advocacy Networks (online meetings).  Do you want to make positive change in your community?  Local people who are blind or vision impaired are invited to attend NCBI’s local advocacy network and further information here.

Social Justice Ireland launched their annual Socio-Economic Review:  “Social Justice Matters 2023: a guide to a fairer society” on Monday 08 May and you can read the full publication here.  Michelle Murphy, from SJI, is a PPN Representative on the Local Community Development Committee.

Focus Ireland launched a new campaign which aims to require local authorities to take “Best Interests of the Child” into account when working with families who present as homeless, and they ask you to watch this video and add your name to the petition here.  Mike Allen, from Focus Ireland, is a PPN Representative on the Housing Strategic Policy Committee.

TUDublin invite you to Continuous Professional Development module in Social Economy Enterprise Development, which will be interesting to anyone interested in upcycling, retrofitting and sustainable food production.  In particular, the course focuses on the contribution social economy enterprises (including cooperatives) can perform in sustainable communities and societies.

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