EU Design Days 2022 – Invitation

Do you want to get inspired by innovative stories from across Europe?

Join the EU Design Days 2022 - side event of the New European Bauhaus Fest!

This year’s edition will focus on “Will beauty actually save the world? How can design contribute to the green transition and help us to achieve the goals of the EU Green Deal?”

When: 10 June - 08:30-16:30

Where: Rue Belliard 40, 1040 Brussels 

In collaboration with NCBR - The Polish National Centre for Research and Development

It will be our 10th anniversary and to celebrate it accordingly, this year the EU Design Days will be part of the New European Bauhaus Festival organised by the European Commission.

 

Come and join the discussions with experts, practitioners, designers, researchers and policymakers!

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Why to be part of the EU Design Days 2022?


After several successful events, Design Days has become a concept and a brand recognized by the key players within design at European level and the European Commission. Design Days provides you with an excellent opportunity to brand your region as one of the top-European regions when it relates to design. By being part of Design Days 2022 we will invite you to present essential design initiatives going on in your region.

It will be our 10th anniversary and to celebrate it accordingly, this year the EU Design Days will be part of the New European Bauhaus Festival organised by the European Commission.

Design Days break borders between different sectors. Several speeches, breakout sessions and networking opportunities offer the chance to share experiences, elaborate on challenges and learn about each other’s success stories. By doing so the EU Design Days format organically creates a unique platform where researchers and designers come together with stakeholders, policy-makers and SMEs form from regions all over Europe. 

This distinctive concept enables all participants to walk away with not only new contacts and possible new partners, but also with valuable input to tackle current challenges in an integrated manner. 

The Design & Creativity Working Group

The event is an initiative of the ERRIN Design & Creativity Working Group, which aims at promoting design and creativity as tools for innovation. We present it as a relevant approaches to tackle different (societal) challenges, showcase the importance of innovative creative solutions through practical examples, create a strong and vital community among our stakeholders and shape opportunities for working group members to develop their project proposals. Furthermore, we would like to stimulate the cooperation with the different Directorate Generals of the European Commission and the European Parliament.

Why be part of Design Days 2022?

Information on Design Days 2022

Event description


The EU Design Days will be a physical event gathering Design and Creativity stakeholders and practitioners from all over Europe. The Event will be held in a venue in Brussels, hosting over 100 people, between speakers and invitees. The event will start in the morning with several plenary sessions gathering all the participants and will continue with separate workshops where speakers and invitees will be split into different rooms to allow a more interactive and engaging environment.

Being the goal of the design days, not just to reflect on the challenges of implementing the Green Deal and foster urban sustainability through design and creativity, but also to collectively identify solutions, learn from each other and build synergies between different international practitioners, this mixed format will help achieve the goals at the heart of the event.

draft agenda

EU Design Days draft agenda

Workshops description

Workshop 1: Design as the soul of the green transition - scenarios for the New European Bauhaus
o Berlin partner for Business and Technology, Germany
o LAB University of Applied Sciences, Finland
o Cardiff Met University, UK
o Málaga TechPark, Spain – Endesa

Workshop 2: Behind the house: different paths to reach sustainability
o Eurac Research, Italy
o CEMENTUM, Czech Republic

Workshop 3: Multistakeholder roleplaying for the Green Competences
o OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University
o Universities of Applied Sciences Netherlands
o South Denmark University, Denmark

1st Panel: New Models (policy, governance)

eCity Málaga: Málaga TechPark as a model of sustainable ecosystem
Sonia Palomo, Málaga TechPark and Juan Manuel Rosauro Valenzuela, Endesa, Spain

Designing sustainable change together with stakeholders and citizens
Aino Vepsäläinen, LAB University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Are policies and governance structures ugly and how to make them more beautiful?
Piotr Swiatek, Cardiff Met University, UK

Berlin – a sustainable Design accelerator
Nick Stübe, Berlin partner for Business and Technology, Germany

Juan Manuel Rosauro Valenzuela

juanmanuel.rosauro@enel.com

Juan Manuel Rosauro Valenzuela

Endesa, Spain

Sonia Belén Palomo Das Neves

spalomo@pta.es

Sonia Belén Palomo Das Neves

Málaga TechPark, Spain

Aino Vepsäläinen

aino.vepsalainen@lab.fi

Aino Vepsäläinen

LAB University of Applied Sciences, Finnland

Piotr Swiatek

pswiatek@cardiffmet.ac.uk
pswiatek@pdr-design.com

Piotr Swiatek

Cardiff Met University, UK

Nick Stübe

nick.stuebe@berlin-partner.de

Nick Stübe

Berlin partner for Business and Technology, Germany

2nd Panel: Products

Vernacular products as models for circular and sustainable design
José Vicente, University of Évora, Portugal

Cementum – sustainable concrete without natural aggregates
Ondrej Koc, CEMENTUM, Czech Republic

First the carpet, ZRKULAR design and business
Dirk Pieper, paprfloor, Germany

Reliable models for deep renovation of residential buildings
Riccardo Pinotti, Eurac Research, Italy

José Vincente

jose.vicente@uevora.pt

José Vicente

University of Évora, Portugal

Ondrej Koc

koc@cementum.cz

Ondrej Koc

CEMENTUM, Czech Republic

Dirk Pieper

d.pieper@paprfloor.com
https://www.xing.com/profile/Dirk_Pieper3/cv

Dirk Pieper

paprfloor

Riccardo Pinotti

riccardo.pinotti@eurac.edu

Riccardo Pinotti

Eurac Research, Italy

Interview with Biennale International Design St. Étienne

Maria Moreira, International Projects Manager and Sonia Hedhibi, International Relations Manager

Maria

Maria Moreira

Biennale International Design St. Étienne

Sonia
Sonia Hedhibi

Biennale International Design St. Étienne

3rd Panel: Out of School

Innovation for sustainability – design research initiatives from Norway
Julia Jacoby, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

Vanguarding Green Cites – the transformative role of a university
Anne-Mette Hjalager, University of Southern Denmark

Universities of Arts and Applied Sciences - Design methodologies for transdisciplinary collaboration in the green transition
Martijn de Waal, Universities of Applied Sciences Netherlands

Julia

Julia Jacoby

Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

Anne-Mette Hjalager

hjalager@sam.sdu.dk

Anne-Mette Hjalager

University of Southern Denmark

Martijn de Waal

b.g.m.de.waal@hva.nl

Martijn de Waal

Universities of Applied Sciences Netherlands

Contact us

Don't hesitate to get in touch with the organisers if you have any questions. You can reach the ERRIN Secretariat at gaia.marotta@errin.eu.

Anna Spechtenhauser

Anna Spechtenhauser

Anna Spechtenhauser

anna.spechtenhauser@region-stuttgart.de

Stuttgart Region European Office

Aliki Varella

Aliki Varella

Aliki Varella

varella.aliki@ucy.ac.cy

European Office of Cyprus (EOC)

Have a look at the past editions of EU Design Days