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PPN Summer School 2024

For 2024, the PPN Summer School has excitingly expanded to include all of the Dublin-based Public Participation Networks; Dublin City, Fingal, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown and South Dublin!
All workshops are free of charge, taking place from May 27th until May 30th. In-person morning workshops will take place from 10am until 12pm on DCU’s Glasnevin campus, followed by lunch, while evening sessions will take place from 7pm until 8.30pm online via Zoom.

These workshops were chosen in collaboration with the PPN coordinators in an effort to strengthen PPN members to affect and advocate for positive change in their communities. This year’s Summer School will also offer all Dublin-based PPNs a chance to network and learn from each other. On Thursday, 30 May, there will be a PPN Networking Lunch so members can meet and socialise informally; including free lunch and entertainment. We would love to see as many members there as possible!

Where and When?

  • Date: Monday, May 27th to Thursday, 30th May 2024
  • Where: QG02, DCU Business School, Dublin City University, Glasnevin Campus & Online
  • Times: 10am – 12pm (in-person), 7pm – 8.30pm (online)
  • Cost: Free


  • What is the PPN?
  • How to engage with the Council/funding
  • Sustainable development goals training
  • Media Training
  • Grant Writing/Funding Workshop
  • Public Policy & Advocacy
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

And a PPN Networking Lunch for All PPN Members on Thursday, May 30th. 12pm – 2pm


Monday (27/5)Tuesday (28/5)Wednesday (29/5)Thursday (30/5)
10:00 – 12:00 Social Media Training (DCU, Comms unit)  10:00 – 12:00 Grant writing/ Funding workshop  (Angela Boyle-Shafer, North Side Partnership)10:00 – 12:00 Public Policy & Advocacy (Deiric O’Broin, DCU) 10:00 – 12:00 Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Training (Tanya Ní Mhuirthile, DCU)
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch & Networking  12:00 – 13:30 Lunch & Networking  12:00 – 13:30 Lunch & Networking  12:00 – 14:00 Networking Event:   Venue: The Hive   Entertainment: Darragh Hoare (Singer)
19:00 – 20:30 What is the PPN? (DCC + DLR)   Online  19:00 – 20:30 How to Engage with Council/ funding (Colette Benette – The Wheel)   Online  19:00 – 20:30 SDG training (SAOLTA)   Online  
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