News & Events, from around Europe

UK Design Council responds to Industrial Strategy Green PaperThe Design Council have shared a design blueprint in response to the UK government’s recent Industrial Strategy Green Paper; they also share news of their Transforming Aging project.

Joseph Binder Award exhibition in InnsbruckDesignaustria report on success at JBA16, with an exhibition showcasing the winners at WEI SRAUM designforum Tirol.

BEDA European Design Forum

Published in Conferences
12 April 2017

BEDABEDA European Design Forum: What is the future of design support across Europe? 8 June, Vilnius.

BEDA is the authority for design in Europe. Once a year, we bring those that operate in and around the design industry together to focus on a big issue. In 2017, this one-day forum asks the question: What is the future of design support across Europe?

EU support for designAfter examining EU support for design, we look at the overall financial ecosystem to learn more about traditional and innovative tools to access finance

BEDA understands design as a creative approach to problem-solving, which can be applied across the private and public sectors to drive innovation in products, services, society and even policy-making.

Design for Europe: A Review

Published in Member News
28 March 2017

Design for Europe: A ReviewBEDA Board Member Anna Whicher reviews the two year Design for Europe programme and its impact.

Design for Europe (a.k.a. European Design Innovation Platform) was funded by the European Union from 2014-2016, with the mission to share knowledge, experiences and skills to strengthen the European design community of practice.

Erasmus+ ‘Practicing Design’Design Austria report on a Croatian, Austrian and Macedonian collaboration to bridge the gap between design education and the design profession

The main purpose of the ‘Practicing Design’ project is to find new and innovative design education practices, in order to bridge the gap between education and professional work and to upgrade designers’ skills for better socio-economic outcomes.

European Design Festival in Oslo in May 2018BEDA members Grafill chosen as partners for the 2018 chapter, profiling Norwegian design and illustration in a European context.

The European Design Festival is hosted in a different European city each year, and for the twelfth edition, European Design Awards have chosen Oslo as it’s host city and Grafill (The Norwegian organization for Design and Illustration) to be in charge of the event.

Kapani Market finds its identity through design-thinkingWith the support Design for Europe, KEPA, Design Council and a whole set of stakeholders join forces to give Thessaloniki’s oldest market Kapani a new identify and a new renovated life.

Kapani market is the oldest market in Thessaloniki. Located at the heart of the city centre, the market hosts a whole array of shops selling from fish, meat and vegetables to homeware, clothing or flowers.

Joseph Binder Award winners exhibitionJoseph Binder Award winners exhibition

BEDA members are invited to the opening of the Joseph Binder Award 2016 at the JBA16 exhibition at the designforum Vorarlberg!

Save the date
Vernissage 16.03. // Exhibition: 17.03.–12.04.2017
designforum Vorarlberg
CAMPUS V, Hintere Achmühlerstrasse 1
6850 Dornbirn, AT

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EcoDesign Circle update

Published in Member News
12 March 2017

EcoDesign Circle updateThe EcoDesign group, driving innovation in the Baltic region, report on their progress and invite members to respond to their questionnaire

The three-year EU project EcoDesign Circle works to increase awareness of eco-design amongst the region's small and medium-sized companies, designers and design organizations.

Contact BEDA  Koloniënstraat 56, 1000 Brussels (Belgium) t. (+32) 2 217 39 77  f. (+32) 2 217 99 72
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