Design & Creativity Working Group Leaders

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of Design & Creativity Working Group.

Design & Creativity WG Leader

Leader

Giulia Chiarel

Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen – South Tyrol

Design & Creativity WG Leader

Leader

Anna Spechtenhauser

Stuttgart Region

Design & Creativity WG Leader

Leader

Konsta Ylimaunu

Helsinki EU Office

Design & Creativity

The aim of our working group is to raise the awareness for the potential of design in European and regional policies, to develop links to other existing design-related networks and to facilitate project development within these areas. Furthermore, we would like to stimulate the cooperation between the different DGs of the European Commission and the European Parliament.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

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Design & Creativity WG: Planning for 2020

Agnieszka Wieczorek

In order to start planning activities for 2020, all Design & Creativity WG members are invited to a meeting where we will discuss the possible topics for the year ahead. The meeting will take

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EU Design Days 2019

Anonymous

Are you ready to share your experiences on sustainable design, circular economy and creativity? Do you want to get inspired by innovative stories from across Europe? Then take the next step and save

WG Events

WG Events

Scoping The Horizon Workshop

A two-day strategic planning and proposal workshop at MetroLab will take place in Brussels in December. The workshop hopes particpants will share the burden of consortium forming and proposal preparation, allowing them to work collaborativley across different calls. Specifically the workshop will address forthcoming calls of common interest, mainly under Science with and for Society (SwafS), Societal Challenge 6 and ICT, though you are more than welcome to discuss other calls.  Please register at this link by 6 December 2019. 

Design & Creativity WG: Planning for 2020

In order to start planning activities for 2020, all Design & Creativity WG members are invited to a meeting where we will discuss the possible topics for the year ahead. The meeting will take place on 9th December at ERRIN premises.  Due to participatory character of the meeting and our bottom-up approach, we strongly encourage everyone to collect the key interests for your region/institution beforehand and join our discussion! The registration is available on the right side of the page.

Informal meeting to discuss the EIT KICs

The European Commission proposed in July 2019 an update to the EIT Regulation and a new Strategic Innovation Agenda for the EIT the period 2021-2027. The Strategic Innovation Agenda (SIA) goes in line with the objectives of Horizon Europe and contents some new features, one of them being a new KIC set to focus on the cultural and creative industries (CCI). The KIC is planned to start in 2022.  The purpose of the meeting is to bring together all ERRIN members interested in applying for the KIC and give an opportunity to learn from the experiences of Brainport Eindhoven application for Urban…

EU Design Days 2019

Are you ready to share your experiences on sustainable design, circular economy and creativity? Do you want to get inspired by innovative stories from across Europe? Then take the next step and save the date of the EU Design Days 2019! This time the focus is on sustainability and circular economy.  In addition to gaining new knowledge about design-related creative innovation systems and co-creative collaborations, you will also get extraordinary possibility to build your network, meet friends and join interactive workshop sessions.   When: 26th November Where: Representation of the European…

Design & Creativity WG: Study visit to Luca School of Arts in Genk - postponed

Are you ready to try something new, leave Brussels and explore Belgium a bit? There are interesting projects waiting for you outside the Bubble – come and join us on the 2nd October, you will be surprised! We will organise a study visit to the Luca School of Arts in Genk.  Genk is a small town in Flanders that faces similar challenges like many of our regions and cities: youth unemployment, brain drain, an aging population and a multi-cultural environment due to different waves of immigration. The Luca School of Arts, together with the local authorities, works on several design projects to…

Design & Creativity WG - KIC for cultural and creative industries

We warmly welcome you to the Design & Creativity WG meeting on Monday 16 September from 09.30-11.00 at the Helsinki EU Office. This meeting will focus on the publication of the COM proposal for the next EIT Strategic Innovation Agenda, covering the years 2021-2027. We will have a speaker from the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) presenting the agenda for cultural and creative industries.    If you wish to attend the meeting, please sign up on our website. Please find the agenda above.   We look forward to welcoming you to the meeting! The Design & Creativity WG…

EU Design Days 2019

The only Brussels-based event dedicated to European Design

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

H2020 Proposal for Smart Windows Developpers and/or Adhesive Industry

The project will develop a proof of concept, to show the technical and financial viability of a plug&play system composed of components and intelligent modules for interior renovation, which currently does not exist in the market.  This system will consist of panels with highly insulating and lightweight materials, such as aerogel, heating and cooling elements, ventilation, as well as intelligent windows, and possibly energy production.  The project’s main objective is to develop a new plug & build a modular system for building refurbishment which cuts its actual price in half.…

Designscapes open call for pilot proposals

The second round of the DESIGNSCAPES Open Call is up and running! Anybody who is willing to solve urbanization related challenges is welcome to apply for the DESIGNSCAPES call, to which both existing and completely new ideas and solutions may be entered. The deadline for applications for Design-enabled Innovation prototypes has been postpopned for the end of July. The applicants will have the chance to receive up to €25.000 in funding support. More information about the call is available here.

Open Call for Artistic Experts

Oulu2026 is seeking three artistic experts to finish the cultural programme content for the European Capital of Culture application for Oulu in co-operation with the organisation of Oulu202. The applications must be submitted by 31 May 2019 to Samu Forsblom, Oulu2026 Program Director. More information is available in the attachment. 

[Deadline: 30 June 2019]Vienna Calling: Creatives

Get funding and realise your project in Vienna! The new program Vienna Calling: Creatives supports projects implemented by international creative companies in Vienna or in cooperation with a Viennese company with up to 150,000 euros in funding. In addition to the monetary funding, companies are provided with extensive networking opportunities as well as workshops and consulting.   You can find all the useful documents here. Link for application

DESIGNSCAPES Open Calls launched (Deadline of the first call extended to 30 November 2018)

DESIGNSCAPES (Building Capacity for Design enabled Innovation in Urban Environments) is a H2020 project approved under the topic CO-CREATION-02-2016 - User-driven innovation: value creation through design-enabled innovation. The overarching aim of the DESIGNSCAPES project is to exploit the generative potential of urban environments in the highest possible number of European Cities to encourage the uptake and further enhancement and up scaling of Design enabled Innovations by existing enterprises, start-up companies, public authorities and agencies, and other urban stakeholders. Anybody who is…

Start Alliance Creative Industries Call (Deadline: 22 August 2018)

In the framework of the Start Alliance Network – a city partnership designed to accelerate entry into new markets for international Start-ups – the Vienna Business Agency launched a call for Creative Start-ups from Start Alliance partner cities who would like to explore business opportunities in Vienna The Vienna Business Agency offers a two-weeks-program where the winners get insights into the Viennese Start-up ecosystem and the possibility to attend three top creative and cultural events in Vienna.  Application until 22 August! Find more information here: Start Alliance Creative Industries…

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

H2020 Proposal for Smart Windows Developpers and/or Adhesive Industry

The project will develop a proof of concept, to show the technical and financial viability of a plug&play system composed of components and intelligent modules for interior renovation, which currently does not exist in the market.  This system will consist of panels with highly insulating and lightweight materials, such as aerogel, heating and cooling elements, ventilation, as well as intelligent windows, and possibly energy production.  The project’s main objective is to develop a new plug & build a modular system for building refurbishment which cuts its actual price in half.…

Designscapes open call for pilot proposals

The second round of the DESIGNSCAPES Open Call is up and running! Anybody who is willing to solve urbanization related challenges is welcome to apply for the DESIGNSCAPES call, to which both existing and completely new ideas and solutions may be entered. The deadline for applications for Design-enabled Innovation prototypes has been postpopned for the end of July. The applicants will have the chance to receive up to €25.000 in funding support. More information about the call is available here.

Open Call for Artistic Experts

Oulu2026 is seeking three artistic experts to finish the cultural programme content for the European Capital of Culture application for Oulu in co-operation with the organisation of Oulu202. The applications must be submitted by 31 May 2019 to Samu Forsblom, Oulu2026 Program Director. More information is available in the attachment. 

[Deadline: 30 June 2019]Vienna Calling: Creatives

Get funding and realise your project in Vienna! The new program Vienna Calling: Creatives supports projects implemented by international creative companies in Vienna or in cooperation with a Viennese company with up to 150,000 euros in funding. In addition to the monetary funding, companies are provided with extensive networking opportunities as well as workshops and consulting.   You can find all the useful documents here. Link for application

DESIGNSCAPES Open Calls launched (Deadline of the first call extended to 30 November 2018)

DESIGNSCAPES (Building Capacity for Design enabled Innovation in Urban Environments) is a H2020 project approved under the topic CO-CREATION-02-2016 - User-driven innovation: value creation through design-enabled innovation. The overarching aim of the DESIGNSCAPES project is to exploit the generative potential of urban environments in the highest possible number of European Cities to encourage the uptake and further enhancement and up scaling of Design enabled Innovations by existing enterprises, start-up companies, public authorities and agencies, and other urban stakeholders. Anybody who is…

Start Alliance Creative Industries Call (Deadline: 22 August 2018)

In the framework of the Start Alliance Network – a city partnership designed to accelerate entry into new markets for international Start-ups – the Vienna Business Agency launched a call for Creative Start-ups from Start Alliance partner cities who would like to explore business opportunities in Vienna The Vienna Business Agency offers a two-weeks-program where the winners get insights into the Viennese Start-up ecosystem and the possibility to attend three top creative and cultural events in Vienna.  Application until 22 August! Find more information here: Start Alliance Creative Industries…

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Scoping The Horizon Workshop

This workshop at MetroLab will offer participants an opportunity to share the burden of preparing to respond to various calls.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

Design & Creativity WG: Planning for 2020

In order to start planning activities for 2020, all Design & Creativity WG members are invited to a meeting where we will discuss the possible topics for the year ahead. The meeting will take place on 9th December at ERRIN premises. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

Informal meeting to discuss the EIT KICs

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together all ERRIN members interested in applying for the KIC and give an opportunity to learn from the experiences of Brainport Eindhoven application for Urban Mobility KIC.

  • By Anonymous

EU Design Days 2019

Are you ready to share your experiences on sustainable design, circular economy and creativity? Do you want to get inspired by innovative stories from across Europe? Then take the next step and save the date of the EU Design Days 2019! This time the focus is on sustainability and circular economy.

  • By Aliki Varella

Call for Papers - Emerging Technologies and the Digital Transformation of Museums and Heritage Sites

The RISE IMET International Conference on Emerging Technologies and the Digital Transformation of Museums and Heritage Sites will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, on June 3-5th 2020. The conference is organized by the Research Centre on Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging Technologies (RISE).

  • By Irene Palomino Antolín

H2020 Proposal for Smart Windows Developpers and/or Adhesive Industry

The project will develop a proof of concept, to show the technical and financial viability of a plug&play system composed of components and intelligent modules for interior renovation, which currently does not exist in the market.  This system will consist of panels with highly insulating and lightweight materials, such as aerogel, heating and cooling elements, ventilation, as well as intelligent windows, and possibly energy production.