April 2019

Recognising the opportunity There was time back in the early 2000’s when BEDA had very little visibility within the European Commission. We had no mechanism or relationship through which to talk formally to Commission officials. The understanding of how the institutions of the European Commission operated

BEDA 50th Celebration Insight Forum EU Design Future BEDA Insight Forum, a special forum to celebrate BEDA’s 50 Years Anniversary, will take place on Thursday 16 May at the ADAM Brussels Design Museum. This symposium will give you an insight into the current position and latest developments

Design4Innovation co-hosted the International Design Policy Roundtable in November with BEDA. Watch our videos showcasing lessons learnt internationally from developing, implementing and evaluating design policies and action plans and how this can help us build our EU design future. interregeurope.eu/design4innovation/videos/

Surface Matters, an exhibition of new and innovative works from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2019-20, will be launched at Artesania Catalunya – CCAM, Barcelona at 7.30pm on 30 May. A National Design & Craft Gallery touring exhibition, this opening

Crowded Thresholds explores effects of the subconscious in the creation and response to objects of material culture. Curated by Fiona Mulholland, this thought-provoking exhibition represents the ‘emotional geography’ of the makers, generating a fascinating visual interplay between authentic storytelling and artistic expression with a sense of

Six prestigious judges. A rigorous debate. A clear winner. The Grand Prix in the 2019 Design Effectiveness Awards has just been chosen. The result – top secret until the awards ceremony on June 12th, when winners come together under the stunning glass ceiling of the