About ECC

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ECC_BEDABEDA is establishing a number of European Centres of Competence (ECC), addressing the rapid change towards a knowledge society whilst also respecting the various cultural backgrounds and heritages in Europe.

Each BEDA European Centre of Competence (ECC) acts as a knowledge unit focusing on a design-specific topic that could fuel innovation and enable transformation. Potential areas of competence include Design and Sustainability, Design for All, Design and Business, Design(er’s) Statistics and Measurement, Design Education, Design Management, Design in Service Innovation, etc.

European Centres of Competence are BEDA member associations / organisations, who, through the combination of their own resources and interests and public or other funding, are able to prove that they already have, or are developing, special knowledge and competence within specific areas. These subjects will be relevant to BEDA members in the delivery of professional tasks, and will also support BEDA’s mission to act as liaison towards the EU.

The mission of a BEDA European Centre of Competence is to be an expert in/for a specific discipline, to be known for its activities in a special design field, to research and develop knowledge on this design-specific topic and to disseminate and share results through conferences, publications, etc.

Current European Centres of Competence:

  • Norwegian Design Council (NDC) with "Design for All/Inclusive Design" click here
  • Design Austria with "European Design Business Dialogue" click here
  • Cité du design with "User-centred Design" click here
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Contact BEDA  Koloniënstraat 56, 1000 Brussels (Belgium) t. (+32) 2 217 39 77  f. (+32) 2 217 99 72
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