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BEDA's first international design policy conference, Helsinki. 5th December 2019 Design plays a central role in a competitive European economy. Nevertheless, its potential is not yet fully exploited. How can design, as a strategic tool and a unique, user-centred approach to addressing complex global challenges, be more

Isabelle Vérilhac, BEDA board member (Treasurer) and representative of Saint-Etienne UNESCO city of design, travelled to Detroit for the annual sub-network meeting held there from the 18th to 20th September 2019. Currently, the sub-network has thirty-one cities of the total 180 UNESCO creative cities world-wide.

READ is celebrating the designation of Valencia as World Design Capital 2022, a bid that received support from the Spanish Network of Designers Associations. For the second time in a row, a european city is chosen to showcase best practices in design. Great news for

Design Council (UK) have launched a research and evaluation programme to investigate the state of design in the UK over the next few years. This will build on the strong foundations of Design Economy 2015 and 2018, which focused on the economic value of design. They

In Europe as well as the world, considerable attention has lately been given to various youth initiatives urging decision-makers to accelerate the transition towards a more just and sustainable economy – a circular economy. At the Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region, Slovenia,

On the evening of 25 November, this year's winners of the Federal Ecodesign Award will be honoured by Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze at the award ceremony at the Federal Environment Ministry. A small exhibition of the award-winning contributions and an evening get-together will round off

ProSiebenSat.1 Digital GmbH wins this year's audience award for outstanding user experience with its mobile live quiz show Quipp. Thousands of users from all over the world participated in the public online poll for the "UX Design Award | Public Choice 2019", the final prize

The former Board with its President Bogumiła Jung stepped down and the new President and the Board were elected at the latest SPFP (The Association of Industrial Designers in Poland) General Assembly in September 2019 in Warsaw. The composition of the new Board is a result