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6 19With migration at the centre of the news, Surgenia offer their thoughts on how design can be used to develop solutions. According to Eurostat’s latest report on migration –published in May 2015, Germany registered the largest number of immigrants in 2013, followed by United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain.

4 19Over 1,000 entries received for European Social Innovation Prize

The 2016 competition looks for innovations that help to build inclusive communities and realise migrants’ potential.

2 19Design platform What Design Can Do (WDCD), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and IKEA Foundation join forces in a global design challenge aimed at improving the lives of refugees in urban areas.

EU Pic 19BEDA 2016 GA+: BEDA commits to the EU migration challenge.

Migration is at the top of the EU agenda, with urgent focus on the successful reception and integration of refugees. BEDA explain how design has the potential to make a difference for all, from refugees to EU policymakers.

EU StatsA compilation of headline information about migration patterns to and within the EU countries.

This article offers some statistical information about migration patterns within the EU. The main sources of data are EU Eurostat and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

3 19Christian Bason, CEO of the Danish Design Centre, examines the role businesses can play in creating inexpensive sustainable housing for refugees arriving in Europe.

5 19Red Dot report on an award-winning folding bed for use in disaster areas.

Toroidion concept car

Published in Member News
19 April 2016

19 19Toroidion concept car wins Ornamo Design Award 2016

The winner of the Ornamo Award for design in 2016 is automotive designer Pasi Pennanen, the creator of the Toroidion concept car cited as the world’s most efficient electric car.

Innovation IDThe conference Innovation ID gathered Greek and international participants to reflect on the barriers hindering innovation in Greece and on the role of design-thinking in the innovation process.


Published in Member News
18 April 2016

8 19iF PUBLIC VALUE AWARD 2016 – impact beyond design

iF report on the winners of their 2016 award, whose projects improve living conditions and create lasting public value.

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