Minister O’Brien launches Public Participation Network 2019 Annual Report
Report shows 15,600 voluntary groups registered with the Public Participation Network in 2019
The Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Mr. Joe O’Brien TD, (19th November 2020) launched the 2019 Annual Report of the Public Participation Networks.
This is the fourth Annual Report on the Public Participation Networks (PPNs), which were established to facilitate active citizen participation in policymaking at local authority level. The report provides a positive reflection of the variety of work done as well as showing continued growth throughout the country.
Speaking about the launch of the annual report Minister O’Brien said:
“This report shows that PPNs are having the desired impact and have achieved a huge amount in the short space of time since they were founded in 2014. The report also shows that there were 15,599 voluntary groups registered with the Network in 2019. At a national level, 928 PPN representatives gave volunteer-led groups a voice on 424 local authority boards or committees. This clearly demonstrates that PPNs are growing in strength.”
Read the full article here. Download the 2019 Annual Report here.