The BEDA MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS SURVEY was developed for BEDA by the “Cluster on Membership Benefits” to map the existing benefits and services delivered by professional designers’ associations as well as other organisations representing and supporting design practitioners in Europe. The objective was to better understand the expectations of, as well as the services delivered to, the members of both BEDA members and other associations delivering such services throughout Europe.
For the purpose of being able to follow up on particularly interesting data, the survey was not conducted anonymously. However, discretion with regard to direct reference to individuals or organisations in the subsequent report was promised.
The survey was sent to approximately 75 identified organisations representing design practitioners around Europe. Furthermore, links to the survey was shared through the BEDA Newsletter.
After the initial deployment of the survey, two bulk reminder mails as well as a dozen “private” reminders were sent to respondents, who would have been expected to possess valuable information.
As a result of the combined efforts, the number of responses in total ended at 28 – whereof 26 are valid and complete responses from representative bodies across 19 European countries.
The assumption is that the knowledge gathered through the survey will enable BEDA to share best practices of how the practice of design is promoted and supported in Europe, as well as to inform the development of policies or other relevant initiatives in a Design Europe 2021 context.