Voice Matters People’s Panel

Voice Matters

A ‘People’s Panel’ drawn from citizens living in Derry will meet for a third year in St. Columb’s Hall in April to provide local input into shaping decision making in the city.

This year’s initiative, organised by peacebuilding charity Co-operation Ireland, is specifically designed with a focus to empower, and engage young people aged 16-28 but is open to all age groups.

The goal is to provide them with a platform to amplify their voices so that any programmes developed will be informed by the people they impact.

Households across the Derry City & Strabane District Council area will be receiving invitations in the post asking them to take part; 50 residents will be selected through a process known as ‘civic lottery’ and offered a place on the People’s Panel.