In this year when Sligo celebrates European Volunteering Capital 2017 Sligo Public Participation Network in conjunction with the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) will host the first National PPN Conference on Thursday 19th October 2017 in the Clayton Hotel, Sligo.
The Conference is targeted at PPN Secretariats, PPN Members, Resource Workers, Volunteers and Volunteers leaders and Managers, Elected Members, Local Authority staff supporting the PPN structure, Partnership / Local Development Companies and LCDCs. It will provide an opportunity for PPNs to come together to look at the development of PPNs, consider Policies, and provide an excellent opportunity to review and overview the strengths, challenges, opportunities and threats encountered to date.
There will be input from the DRCD, breakout sessions giving voice to individual input on issues around Social, Economic, Democratic and Environmental themes and an overview of PPN Models of Best Practice.
Inspirational guest speakers on the day will include Mr John Lonergan, Former Prison Governor and Management Expert and Mr Michael Ewing, Co-ordinator of the Environmental Pillar.
To encourage participation and access there is no conference fee applying.