News from around Europe

EUR 60 million top-up for the Cultural and Creative Sector Guarantee Facility
Category: EU Matters

The Cultural and Creative Sectors Guarantee Facility of the Creative Europe Programme received an additional EUR 60 million through the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).

Call for Entries: Good design has nothing to hide German Federal Ecodesign Award 2018
Category: Members news

For the 7th time, the German Federal Ecodesign Award is looking for outstanding products, services and concepts that consistently focus on environmental compatibility, good design as well as transparency. Contributions can be submitted online until 9 April 2018. 

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018
Category: Members news

The registration phase for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 is well under way: Designers and manufacturers from all over the globe still have until 9 February 2018 to register their products. These products can only be objects that are manufactured using an industrial production process. 

Design enters the Spanish Parliament
Category: Members news

On 12 January 2018 the Congress of Deputies (lower house of the Spanish Parliament), held a conference on the topic of “Spanish Design in the 21st Century: Challenges and Strategies” gathering more than 200 guests with the government to implement design policies in the context of a broad innovation strategy.

Launch of 1st Design4Innovation Policy Booklet
Category: Members news

The Design4Innovation Policy Booklet is intended to support governments and stakeholders to develop Design Action Plans and to integrate design into innovation policy, based on the experience from other countries and regions that have mapped their Design Ecosystems. 

Arctic Design Week - February 2018
Category: Members news

True to this year’s motto "It’s Time to Think Outside the Box", the Artic Desgin Week seeks to inspire new ways of looking at design and business models by presenting innovative design talks, workshops and design exhibitions – including International Design Center Berlin’s travelling exhibition "Reconsider Design".

Berlin Showroom
Category: Members news

Since 2013, Berlin Showroom bi-annually presents the best of Berlin fashion to international buyers and the press, while providing a unique opportunity for groundbreaking and cutting-edge designers to promote themselves internationally. 

UX Design Awards 2018 - Jury Announcement
Category: Members news

The UX Design Awards 2018 jury, composed of independent experts with many years of experience, has been announced. 

Jil Sander receives the ‘Personality’ prize of the German Design Awards 2018
Category: Members news

Jil Sander, one of the most influential fashion designers of our time, is to receive the 2018 German Design Award’s Personality Prize. She will accept this prize at an Awards Ceremony in Frankfurt on 9 February 2018.