News from around Europe

Presenting READ – Spanish Network of Design Associations, the newest member from Spain
15/08/2017
Category: BEDA updates
READ is a Spanish non-profit entity with state-level activity and international projection, formed for the coordination and integration of the national community of designers.
Commission releases its first Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor
06/07/2017
Category: EU Matters
New Monitor shows how culture and creativity help cities to thrive.
European Design Forum
03/08/2017
The first BEDA European Design Forum was held with the aim to open up to broader audiences and the ambition of becoming a central design event in Europe.
Innovation Coffee Morning at PDR
25/01/2017
Category: Members news
To mark the launch of Design for Innovation project, the lead partner PDR / Cardiff Metropolitan University, organised Innovation Coffee Morning on 25 January 2017 for its co-workers
VR Creators‘ Lab masterclass, Munich, 17th – 21st July 2017
27/04/2017
Category: Members news
The Bavarian Film Centre is offering European creatives a five day masterclass in Spatial Narration for Virtual Reality and 360° Film.
UK Design Council responds to Industrial Strategy Green Paper
27/03/2017
Category: Members news
The 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.
Call for designers - HOSTHINKING 2017 - 10 DESIGNER PER 100 PRODOTTI
27/03/2017
Category: Members news
10 Designer per 100 Prodotti gives exhibitors the chance to develop their projects "live" at HOSTMilano 2017 this October.
Joseph Binder Award exhibition in Innsbruck – save the date
27/04/2017
Category: Members news
Designaustria report on success at JBA16, with an exhibition showcasing the winners at WEI SRAUM designforum Tirol.
Call for Entries: DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2018
27/04/2017
Category: Members news
BEDA members can enjoy a discount on entries to the Design Effectiveness Awards, which every year prove the commercial benefit of investment in design.
New Fund will support British Design and Product Start-ups
27/04/2017
Category: Design news
The British Design Fund will launch this May – Damian Bonser, founder of the Fund, explains the ideas behind the scheme.
Makers Unite for social inclusion
27/04/2017
Category: Members news
BNO report on Makers Unite, a six week social inclusion programme based on collaboratively creating sustainable products.
European Design Report
27/04/2017
There’s still time to contribute to the European Design Report – but hurry! Deadline 30th April
A brand new tramway for the Biennale Internationale Design Saint Etienne 2017
27/04/2017
Category: Members news
Cité du design and Metropolis of Saint-Etienne have launched a competition to design a new tramway for the city.
Audi Flò: an autonomous driving sharing experience
27/04/2017
Category: Members news
POLI.design and Volkswagen Group Design come together to offer a new public service for cities of the future.
Service design pioneer creates customer experience for trams
27/04/2017
Category: Members news
Ornamo Award 2017 is won by Mikko Koivisto, whose agency Hellon are improving the Helsinki rapid tram service
New Nordic design and public transport
27/04/2017
Category: Members news
SVID update on how innovative design is being used in the Nordic countries to improve and popularise use of public transport.
Design4Innovation Kick-off meeting in Bruges
20/03/2017
Category: Members news
The first Design4Innovation project meeting on 7th, 8th and 9th of March, kick-started a new interregional collaboration aiming to enhance SME competitiveness.
Circular Design: Learning for Innovative Design for Sustainability
Category: Members news
A new project funded by Erasmus+ will enhance the creation and consumption of sustainable products and services, aligned with European Circular Economy policies.
BEDA Clusters update
25/03/2017
Category: BEDA updates
Clusters are a key part of BEDA’s strategy to 2021; find out about the latest developments in each area here.
Finnish design industry aims for growth
14/11/2016
Category: Members news
The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo’s annual economic forecast reveals a positive outlook.
BEDA and the economic value of design
15/11/2016
Three of BEDA’s clusters relate to the economic value of design; we offer an overview of the importance of this area of work.
ERRIN talk EU Design Days & innovation
15/11/2016
We interview Richard Tuffs on collaboration between BEDA and ERRIN and its benefit to innovation across Europe.
Benchmarking Design for Innovation Policy
31/03/2017
Category: Members news
Anna Whicher explains how the Design Policy Monitor framework is used to influence policy.
Design-thinking for the European tourism sector
20/04/2016
Category: Members news
A new EU project by BEDA members promotes the use of design-thinking as a useful methodology for SMEs in the tourism sector.