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Dublin City PPN participated in a Climate Action Day on Saturday 01 July, with Dr Harriet Emerson and people from other PPNs from across the country.  Many things came from the day, but one resource mentioned was the Inner Development Goals for people working in voluntary, community, social inclusion, and environmental work.  You can read more about the Inner Development Goals here.  Meanwhile, Dr Harriet Emerson’s summary of the day, with a draft of a submission, will be available for comments soon.

We Act invite you to read their “Good News Gazette” which is a happy monthly digest of all the brilliant things happening across Ireland, and in your communities.  You can read it or subscribe here.

baSE invite you to identify the skills and training needs of social economy organisations, to enable them to prosper and meet the challenges of green transition, digitalisation and inclusiveness.  You can complete the survey here.

Connections Arts Centre would like to invite you to the Connecting Artists 2023 Exhibition, for visual artists with intellectual disabilities, from Sunday 16 July to Tuesday 18 July, at the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin 2.  The exhibition is FREE, but please register here.

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman has announced that applications can now be made for funding from the LGBTI+ community services fund, and you can find out more about criteria and deadlines here.

Codema has identified Ballymun as one of the #DecarbonisingZones, but PPN members are being asked to complete a survey, about how this will work in practice.  Please complete this survey here or ask someone from your group or organisation to fill it in, so that your questions, comments, and suggestions can be addressed.

Turn2Me offer Support Groups on a variety of topics, which are FREE, confidential, and easy to use.  The Support Groups cover a wide range of topics, such as tips on how to manage anxiety, how to manage low moods and all things relationships wise: romantic, platonic, and family.

Dublin City Council invite you to watch an online information session about EU Funding under the Erasmus and European Solidarity Corps for youth and sports programmes.  And you can watch that session back here

Dublin City Council invite you to an information day on 13 July, in the Sean O’Casey Community Centre, 18 – 26 St Mary’s Road, North East Wall, Dublin D03 AY74 for the East Coast Trail North Phase 1 Project.  More information here

Training Opportunities

Member Groups from the Environmental Pillar are invited to three Environmental Days on Friday 15 September, Saturday 28 October and Monday 27 November, with Aoife Munn and Stephen Rourke.  More information here.

Maynooth University invite applications for their Master of Social Science Community and Youth Work programme, commencing in November 2023.  This is a “block and blend” course, which allows people to combine work and post-graduate study to achieve a professional qualification in Community Work and Youth Work.  You can complete an online expression of interest form here.   

Bohemian Football club invite you to their “Family Multicultural  Day” in Dalymount Park on Sunday 13 August, and if your community group and organisation would like to register a table at the event, please fill out this form here

Updates from the Representatives and Secretariat

Voice of Vision Impairment (VVI) is a Disabled Persons Organisation (DPO), or representative organisation, focusing on design and Human Rights, from a visually impaired perspective.  They have recently launched their Manual for Accessible Public Spaces (VVIMAPS), which provides key ingredients for planning and creating outdoor and indoor public spaces, and you can read this manual fully here.

Robert Moss, your Climate SPC rep, would like to share this press release from An Taisce with you here

Gary Kearney (Transport SPC), of Headway, invite people to watch his SHORT YouTube presentation on bus islands, here.

Finally, some members of the PPN were invited to the Mansion House on Wednesday for a photo opportunity with the new Lord Mayor, Cllr Daithí de Róiste.  The PPN wish the new mayor all the best, and look forward to working alongside him. 

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