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EU funding for the design sectorWe explore recent developments in EU funding for the design sector, and consider future opportunities for BEDA members to influence decision-making.

Design Days 2016We asked BEDA members about their experience of the 6th edition of EU Design Days, held this September in Brussels.

We asked participants about the highlights of the EU Design Days event for their organisations:
Laure Capitani of Wallonie Bruxelles Design Mode said that she benefited from access to a range of agencies supporting design/innovation, to be able to exchange information, best practice, and points of view; this leads to growth of personal networks.

Insight1 22We report on the second BEDA Insight Forum, held this month in Brussels, which looked at design as a driver for policy innovation and social change.

BEDA held its second Insight Forum on November 10th in the European Parliament, hosted by MEP Miltiadis Kyrkos (S&D). The event aimed to highlight the value to the EU of design thinking and innovation in policy-making.

BEDA Connects to EU Policy LabWe report on the inaugural ‘Lab Connections’ conference hosted by the European Commission this October

Policy Labs are multidisciplinary teams developing public services and policies using innovation methods to engage citizens in the development process. There over a hundred Policy Labs worldwide, and around 65 in Europe.

1 12Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3), an opportunity for design

BEDA President Isabel Roig outlines how RIS3 provides a significant opportunity to integrate design into Smart Specialisation Strategies and calls for your input as BEDA maps the involvement of design in RIS3 across Europe.

The Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth sets out the targets that the European Union is to meet by the year 2020 in the fields of research and innovation, climate change and energy, employment, education and reducing poverty.

3 SEE DesignPolicy12Design Policy Monitor measures design spend and activity across Europe
Design Wales / PDR, lead partner of the SEE Platform has published a report called the Design Policy Monitor that collates statistics on design performance in a number of EU countries.

The lack of statistical data on design in Europe is frequently cited as a barrier to design forming part of innovation policy.

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See 6The SEE project has recently launched SEE bulletin 6 and policy booklet 4, both seek to contribute to the growing interest in design policies and programmes across Europe and around the world. With the debate gathering pace, SEE continues to provide insight based on the shared experience of the 11 partners.

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SEE Final Conference

Published in Conferences
29 March 2011


NPolicy, Innovation & Design Conference.

The SEE project is a network of 11 European design organisations engaging with regional and national government to integrate design into policy, particularly innovation policy. The project runs from September 2008 to June 2011, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the INTERREG IVC programme.

See 5SEE project launches its fifth Bulletin
February 2011

SEE is a network of 11 European partners exploring how to integrate design into regional and national innovation policies, co-financed by the ERDF / INTERREG IVC.

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  • Keywords Design Policies, Innovation, Research

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