Name: Design Europe 2021 - Design for Growh and Prosperity
Lead: BEDA - The Bureau of European Design Associations
Funder: CREATIVE EUROPE PROGRAMME
Dates: 12/2014 – 11/2017
DESIGN EUROPE 2021 focuses on strengthening the design sector of Europe. It comprises four carefully structured and distinctive streams of action that together will increase the capacity and capability of BEDA, as Europe’s only European-level network for national and regional design promotion centres, design councils and the professional trade associations for design. With a stronger and larger BEDA network of design associations and organisations in every Member State, the intent is to accelerate long-term structuring effects on the design sector and to facilitate the wider embedding of design in business, government, education, research, the Public sector and the EU institutions. This will enable and influence change in practice and policy for the benefit of the cultural and creative sectors in general and the design sector in particular.
Built-in synergies across the four action streams will enable impact to be achieved throughout the three-year period of the Call, which has been set within a seven year BEDA strategy. Each action stream will foster and stimulate an increasing number of activities and greater density of interaction leading to significant change-inducing outputs over the three year period.Supported by an effective communications plan, the four actions envisaged are:
‘GA+’, an extension of the BEDA General Assembly to deepen and reveal the expertise and diverse resources within the BEDA members;
‘BEDA CONNECTS’ – an annual gathering point to connect Members to new opportunities for national, trans-national and international collaborations and projects;
‘BEDA CLUSTERS’ – a unique series of Design Expertise Groups each comprising of three BEDA members with a shared expertise with regard to a significant design issue and finally,
‘BEDA INTEGRATES’ – a programme of high level policy influencing with a Design Insight Forum and a mini ‘Design Davos’ and attendant publications.