BEDA Members Gathering – 25th and 26th September 2013, Brussels
As part of the new cooperation opportunities with our colleagues at ERRIN, the Board are delighted to announce that the BEDA Members Gathering session will take place as part of ERRIN Design Days 2013 in Brussels. We see it as a great opportunity for ERRIN and BEDA members to work together.
The programme includes a session on European funding for Creative and Cultural Industries with relevant parties on the 25th of September from 14:00 to 18:00 and attendance at the Design Days on the 26th 9:00 to 18:00, with a specific Workshop for BEDA and ERRIN members in the afternoon. The proposal is to pair BEDA and ERRIN members together to conduct the mapping exercise and develop policy proposals. Effectively, BEDA members will be helping the ERRIN partners to understand how design can achieve regional competitiveness. The workshop starts at 14.30 for 1h30 in the afternoon of 26th September.
Design is a dynamic force for innovation in both the private and public sectors. But how do Regions develop policies and programmes to support design as a driver of innovation and competitiveness? This workshop will enable public authorities and policy-makers to map their Regional Design System and develop a set of policy proposals and actions to strengthen the system. ERRIN members will work with members of the Bureau of European Design Associations (BEDA) in understanding how to enhance the use of design in their Region. The workshop will be facilitated by Design Wales - leader of the SEE Platform, a network of 11 European partners examining the role of design in innovation policy, supported by the European Commission.
A detailed programme, venues and activities as well as hotel booking details, will be emailed soon to all BEDA members.
We look forward to seeing you in September.