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Bart Ahsmann, BEDA’s president, discusses developments in 2018 and plans for 2019 Tell us about the key achievements for BEDA in 2018. There have been four key areas of achievement this year: Firstly, functioning as the EU voice of design. During 2018 BEDA has re-established contact with the

PDR report on recent trends and good practice at the 2018 Insight Forum In recent years, a growing number of European governments have adopted Design Policies, Design Strategies and Design Action Plans. According to BEDA’s recent EU Design Report 2.0, between 2012 and mid-2018, design action plans

International design organisations announce next stage of Montréal Design Declaration deliberations to be conducted in Saint-Étienne (France) on 3–5 April 2019 in conjunction with Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne. An agreement was signed today between the Design Summit Meeting Steering Committee (DSMSC) and the Cité du design—École

Having completed the first year of Design4Innovation, we asked our partners to reflect on the meaning of design and the importance of European collaboration. We also share our progress so far and the ambitions for the future. Watch our video filmed as part of our partnership

BEDA, now a network of 50 design centres and professional associations of designers is the voice of European design community especially towards the European Commission. We can proudly say that thanks to BEDA, design has been elevated to a highly relevant position on European Commission’s

ERRIN's Design & Creativity Working Group organised an event on 8 March 2018, where participants explored the benefits of incorporating design and creative industries in innovation. At this event, the Cité du design presented “When design…takes up residence”, a programme that facilitates the integration of

Design Ecosystems are a theoretical framework used by academics and policy-makers to identify and examine the actors and initiatives in the design landscape in a country or region. Subsequently, governments can choose to intervene, to stimulate the supply of or demand for design within the