European Design Day 2009

01Oct09

Today, October 1, 2009, organized by the Bureau of European Design Associations (BEDA – Bureau of European Design Associations), the first ever European Design Day. As part of the EU Commission’s European Year of Creativity and Innovation, BEDA has elected to celebrate this Day. The main thinking behind this is to highlight the importance of design as an important innovation tool for European industry.

Over the past few years, BEDA has worked hard to persuade the European Commission (EC) to include design on the innovation agenda.

“We welcome European Design Day and will continue working with BEDA on ensuring design is embedded in innovation policy at European level,” said David Kester, Chief Executive of the Design Council.

‘Design is rapidly becoming an integral part of European innovation thinking,’ claims BEDA president Jan Stavik.

European Design Day will this year celebrate the publication of a European Union consultation document identifying design as helping ‘companies that invest in design… to be more innovative, more profitable and grow faster than those that do not’.

The document, which was published this summer, is a milestone in BEDA’s long-running campaign to persuade the European Commission to include design on the innovation agenda.

Fonts:

http://www.dexigner.com

http://www.designweek.co.uk

http://www.ibv.org

http://www.beda.org

http://ec.europa.eu

http://apdesigners.org.pt

Design, in the end, is about creating better things for people. Along the way, it can generate better profits as well.

Bruce Nussbaum Business Week
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