PPN Structure

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Structure of the PPN

The PPN is structured into 3 broad sectors. When a group/organisations registers to joint the PPN, it is asked to self-select into one of these sectors: Community & Voluntary, Social Inclusion and Environment Sectors.

The PPN Plenary brings together all groups and organisations from across the 3 sectors. It is the decision-making body of the PPN and meets regularly to ensure that members are kept up-to-date with PPN activities and to make decisions on PPN’s direction and policies. Decisions of the Plenary are implemented by the Secretariat.

The Secretariat is the organising body of the PPN.  There are 6 seats on the Secretariat, comprising 2 representatives from each of the 3 sectors. For more information on the Secretariat, click here.

Linkage Groups are thematic sub-groups of the PPN which correspond directly to Council services. They bring together PPN members that have either a remit or an interest in these services. Linkage Groups provide a mechanism though which the PPN influences policies and decisions made on the Council’s decision-making bodies. For more information on Linkage Groups click here.

Linkage groups, composed of self selecting MOs with interest in specific areas, meet more regularly where necessary. The PPN has a number of representatives which have been elected to sit on the various decision making bodies in Cork City Council. These elected reps represent the objectives and opinions agreed upon by the linkage groups.