PPN Summer School 2024

DCU Office of Civic Engagement

Dublin City • Fingal • Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown • South Dublin

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!

DCU is delighted to host the Summer School for the third year as it values its relationship with the local community and the PPNs. PPN members may opt to attend one or more of the workshops available, but there is no obligation to attend the entire week. To register your interest for any session, please follow the link below or email Luke Quinlan (luke.quinlan@dcu.ie).



  • Date: Monday, May 27th – Thursday, May 30th 2023
  • Venue: QG02, DCU Business School, Dublin City University, Glasnevin Campus
  • Time(s): 10am – 12pm (in-person), 7pm – 8.30pm (online)
  • Delivery: In person & Online
  • Cost: Free of charge
  • Deadline for Registration is Friday, May 24th, at 12pm
  • Tea & coffee available beforehand (9.45am) followed by lunch (12pm)
  • For further information, please contact your PPN coordinator and Luke Quinlan (luke.quinlan@dcu.ie)


Follow this Link to Register for Summer School Sessions



Media Training
Jane Last & Gerard Shiels,  DCU Communications Team
Monday, May 27th. 10am – 12pm (in-person)

An introduction to the PPN – What is the PPN? 
Ruth Powell, Dublin City Council PPN, Simone Sav, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown PPN
Monday, May 27th. 7pm – 8.30pm (Online)

Grant Writing Workshop 
Angela Boyle-Shafer, Northside Partnership
Tuesday, May 28th. 10am- 12.00pm (in-person) 

How to Engage with Councils Effectively 
Colette Bennet, The Wheel
Tuesday, May 28th. 7pm – 8.30pm (online)

Public Policy & Advocacy 
Deiric Ó’Broin, DCU School of Law & Government
Wednesday, May 29th. 10am – 12pm (in-person) 

UN Sustainable Development Goals Training 
Sara Hurley, SAOLTA
Wednesday, May 29th. 7pm- 8.30pm (online) 

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Training  
Tanya Ní Mhuirthile, DCU School of Law & Government
Thursday, May 30th. 10am – 12pm (in-person)

PPN Networking Lunch
All PPN Members
Thursday, May 30th. 12pm – 2pm

Follow this Link to Register for Summer School Sessions

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