Community Participation

Community Participation

To integrate communities and community and voluntary groups into decision making and to promote civic participation and community engagement.

 

Objective

 

Actions

 

Contact (Lead & Partner)

 

Action Ref. #

Build the capacity of community groups and voluntary organisations on participation and community activism to enable communities to better participate in decision-making.

Deliver, support and promote Training and Education on capacity building to community groups and voluntary organisations on participation and community activism.

Cork City Partnership, PPN, Cork City Council, HSE SHEP, CESCA, Cork Smart Gateway and other relevant City stakeholders

 

3.1

 

Support the continued input of community and business organisations, and especially new organisations, to enable them participate in decision-making at a local level.

HSE, PPN, RAPID, CESCA, Cork City Partnership and other relevant  City stakeholders

3.2

Support the work of the Cork Volunteer Centre

Support and promote the provision of a placement service matching volunteers, with organisations delivering community projects in the city.

 

Cork Volunteer Centre, Cork City Council, PPN and other city stakeholders

 

3.3

Make consultation in the city easily accessible to all community groups.

Through the PPN, ensure any consultation in the city is easily accessible to community groups and encourages the delivery of participatory decision making.

 

PPN and City stakeholders (LCDC).

3.4

 

Develop more accessible services through web based applications and other Smart City initiatives (such as community television), in tandem with traditional methods of communications (newspapers, newsletters, etc.)

 

Cork City Council, Cork Smart Gateway Initiative, CCTv and LCDC.

3.5

 

Promote the Citizens Information Service as a means for increasing awareness of information services and advocacy.

 

LCDC, Cork Smart Gateway and Citizens Information Service

3.6

Increase public, business and community participation in key city events and festivals.

Actively promote and encourage civic participation in city strategies, events and festivals.

 

PPN, Cork City Council, LCDC, HSE, community and business stakeholders and other city stakeholders.

 

3.7

Enhance and affirm PPN as a key vehicle to represent social inclusion, community, voluntary and environmental interests.

Support and actively engage with the Cork City PPN to encourage and increase city wide engagement in the economic and community life of the city.

 

Cork City Council, Community Sector and LCDC.

3.8

 

Support the PPN to connect community groups with other community and economic groups active in the city and within their own neighbourhoods.

 

Cork City Council, Community Sector and LCDC.

3.9

 

Support the PPN in developing focused linkage groups that inform the future community and economic development of the city.

 

Cork City Council, Community Sector and LCDC.

3.10

Support the implementation of actions that allow Cork City and region to become a European Centre for Excellence for Inclusive Arts

Support the delivery and implementation of a strategic plan for inclusive arts in Cork City and the wider region through:

  • Participation & expression
  • Education & accessibility
  • Innovation & Technology
  • Branding & Development 

Cope Foundation, UCC, CIT, ETB, TUSLA, Cork City Council, Cork County Council and other relevant stakeholders

3.11
 

Establishment of a network to share, learn and work with each other and helps deliver Cork City as a European Centre for Excellence for Inclusive Arts.

Cope Foundation, UCC, CIT, ETB, TUSLA, Cork City Council, Cork County Council and other relevant stakeholders

3.12