What is a Public Participation Network?

A Public Participation Network (PPN) is a network that allows local authorities to connect with Community and Voluntary, Environmental, and Social Inclusion groups within the boundaries of their administration. There are currently 267 members of Roscommon PPN.

What is the purpose of the Public Participation Network?

The purpose of the PPN is to:

  • Facilitate the participation and representation of communities in a fair, equitable
    and transparent manner through the environmental, social inclusion & community
    and voluntary sectors on decision making bodies, including the new Local
    Community Development Committees (LCDCs).
  • Strengthen the capacity of communities and of environmental, social inclusion
    and community and voluntary groups to contribute positively to the community in
    which they reside/participate
  • Provide information relevant to the environmental, social inclusion and
    community & voluntary sector and act as a channel for information flow between
    the community and local authority.
  • Why should you join the Public Participation Network?

    By joining the PPN your organization will get:

    • Access to relevant information on funding & grants coming through the Local Authority.
    • The opportunity to advertise your activities via the PPN Newsletter, website, emails etc.
    • Access to capacity building and training events which will support you in your work.
    • Access to information on decisions and proposals being made in Roscommon, ability to comment on and input to them, along with other PPN originations.
    • An opportunity to network with and learn from other organisations in Roscommon who may be involved in similar type projects.
    • The opportunity to become part of a Linkage Group for a Board or Committee of interest and be able to have your views heard and contribute to policy
    • The opportunity to nominate members to sit on a Board or Committee on behalf of the PPN.