What Is Cork City Public
The Public Participation Network (PPN), Cork City is a network of over 200 community, voluntary, social inclusion and environmental groups who work together to give a stronger voice to their experience at Cork City Council level.
What do we do?
Keep members informed
Make members stronger
Help represent the community
Values of a PPN
The ethos of the PPN is very important to how it works. In doing its work, each PPN keeps to a set of six principles. This means every PPN must be:
The Public Participation Network in Cork City is an independent Public Participation Network hosted by a member organisation that provides an employment structure for staff.
Cork City Council and Cork City Public Participation Network value the impact of a strong, independent Public Participation Network. This is fostered through ongoing relationship-building and dialogue, collaboration and support, underpinned by the understanding that fostering participation and listening to the communities of Cork City will lead to better overall decision-making and outcomes for all.
A short video about the Public Participation Networks
Background to Public Participation Networks
The Working Group on Citizen Engagement with Local Government (2013), recommended that communities be given more of a say in decisions taken by local government. Public Participation Networks (PPNs) were written into law in the Local Government Reform Act 2014. Public Participation Networks operate in every local authority in Ireland and are now the main way for local authorities to connect with groups active in their area.
In Cork, we have a Cork City Public Participation Network and a Cork County Public Participation Network as there are two separate local authorities in the City and County. To find out more about the Cork County Public Participation Network go to: https://corkcountyppn.ie/