Galway City Community Network is the Public Participation Network in Galway City. It is a civil society network of community, social inclusion, voluntary and environmental groups and organisations active in Galway City. The GCCN role is to support civil society and its participation in policy and decision-making processes and structures in Galway City.
The GCCN vision for Galway City is:
A creative and inclusive city that respects and values its people and communities, their wellbeing and quality of life that will develop a vibrant, sustainable economy and environment, and participative and transparent governance.
The twin objectives that GCCN pursues are to:
- Advance the values of sustainability, equality, culture, community, empowerment and inclusivity and embed these in the policies, programmes and practice of local government, state organisations, national government and civil society.
- Develop and implement progressive models of and approaches to representation, participation and engagement for civil society in informing and shaping policy development and implementation.