PPN Handbook 2020: DRCD

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From Department of Rural and Community Development


Published on 18 November 2020. Last updated on 18 November 2020


A Public Participation Network (PPN) is a structure that brings together Community and Voluntary, Environmental and Social Inclusion groups in each local authority area.

This Handbook was written following consultations to review the original Public Participation Networks User Guide , which was last updated in May 2017. The Handbook gives guidance, support and, where necessary, clarity, for everyone involved with, or interested in, the PPNs. It also sets out the best practice now in place across PPNs in all 31 Local Authority areas.

As the PPNs continue to grow and change with the needs of their Member Groups and communities, the Handbook will also change with those needs. And so, the Handbook will be reviewed and updated regularly.


PPN Handbook:

PPN Handbook


PPN Handbook – Information for Stakeholders:

PPN Handbook: Section 5 – Representatives

PPN Handbook: Section 6 – Secretariat

PPN Handbook: Section 7 – PPN Workers

PPN Handbook: Section 8 – Local Authorities

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