BEDA are calling for members to complete a design remuneration survey, whose results will help us to map methods used by professional designers and design agencies in the EU.
This forms part of our ‘Design Europe 2021 – Design for Cultural and Creative Growth’ project. Within this project, BEDA undertakes research to underpin its activities with all available information on the conditions under which design is promoted, supported and practiced in Europe.
Since the beginning of this century EU antitrust rules have made it increasingly difficult, in some cases even impossible, for national design bodies to publish current rates and calculation methods for the design sector, unless figures are based on general surveys and are at least one year old. However, the need for useful methods, solid tools and guidelines within the design industry is enormous, certainly so amongst young professionals and start up agencies. All professional bodies are, however, reluctant to gather and publish such tentative information.
BEDA believes that collecting this information will increase transparency and thus hopefully also offer a guiding light for both design professionals and their clients.
If you haven’t yet responded, now is your chance. Please find underneath the link to a survey conceived to gather the necessary information about remuneration methods. It will take less than 10 minutes to complete. Through participating, you will help to increase the value of this research for the entire European design community.
The Professional Working Group aims to publish the results of the survey during the next BEDA General Assembly, which will be held in May 2016 in Limassol, Cyprus.
Access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BEDAREMUNERATIONSURVEY