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EIDD Design for All Europe

Identification number in the register: 22678103896-38
Registration date: 21/07/2010 10:31:20

The information on this entity was last modified on: 30/03/2017 09:54:24
The date of the last annual update was: 30/03/2017 09:54:24
Next update due latest on: 30/03/2018

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

EIDD Design for All Europe


Non-profit charity in Ireland

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Corbawn Lane, Thomond Shankill
Dublin 18


    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Onny Eikhaug


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Pete Kercher


    Goals / remit

The purpose of the Institute is to enhance the quality of life through Design for All by promoting, communicating and disseminating the theory and practice of Design for All as a tool for social and economic inclusion and innovation; undertaking studies of and providing information and examples of best practices about the relationship between design and inclusion; initiating design solutions to meet identified needs; encouraging active interaction and communication between professionals interested in the theory and practice of Design for All and building bridges between, on the one hand, these and other members of the design community and, on the other hand, all those other communities where Design for All can make a real difference to the quality of life for everyone.


    Specific activities covered by the Register

All fields pertaining to social inclusion and design in the broad sense of the term (places, products, information, services, systems, strategies), across the boundaries of DGs, with a special focus on the work of DG Research & Innovation, DG Enterprise and Industry, DG Culture, DG Connect, DG Justice, DG Regio etc.
Creative Europe, urban development, innovation, cultural & creative industries are only examples.
European Capitals of Culture.

Annual conference held in spring every year to study and disseminate the impact of Design for All in various areas of life: culture, work, tourism, housing, transportation...





Urban Intergroup


To increase awareness of the vital importance of design in general and Design for All in particular as a horizontal tool for achieving low-tech and relatively low-cost innovation in all areas of society, from the classical applications to the artificial environment, products and communications to broader applications to systems and strategies.

Design for All is the tool for achieving, maintaining and improving social inclusion in a society whose demographic profile is changing drastically, opening up challenges for which conventional political theory and practice has no ready responses.

Design for All, by involving users at every stage in the design process, so guaranteeing more sustainable markets, is the best way to ensure economic recovery and lasting stability in a scenario where social sustainability is the essential third component of the sustainability agenda, alongside environmental sustainablity and economic affordability.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

25%: 1



The organisation is 100% voluntary, so has no paid staff.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Information Society
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Sport
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation


Freiraum (A)(200),
EIDD Belgium(0),
Design for All DK(50),
Estonian Designers' Association(250),
Cité du Design St-Etienne(0),
EDAD Germany(100),
Design for All Italia(100),
Silesian Castle of Art and Enterprise, Poland(0),
Centre of Excellence in Design for All, Bratislava(0),
Design for All Foundation, Spain(0),
Design for All Sverige(200),
Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art, UK(0),
Norwegian Council of Architecture and Design(0),
Design Austria(2000),
ONCE Foundation, Spain(0),
DdA, University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy(0),
Association of Portuguese Designers, Portugal(50),
University of Genoa, Italy(0),
Gdynia Design Centre, Poland(0),
Design for All Austria(10),
Città della Scienza, Naples, Italy(0).
d-school, Paris, France (0)
Brunel University, London, UK (0)
Design for All Bulgaria, Bulgaria (15)
University of Mid-Sweden, Sweden (0)


Founder member of the European Disability Forum

    Financial data

01/2016  -  12/2016

< 9,999 €

15,200 €

0 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

0 €

0 €

15,200 €

0 €

15,200 €

As a voluntary organisation, the mere financial figures bear no relation to the Institute's real impact: the membership fee is intentionally token, in order to keep resources working at national and regional level, where they can make a real difference. European activities are largely funded on a voluntary basis by in-kind work contributed by office holders.
The economic crisis is having a major impact on the small voluntary organisations and oher associations that are typically members of EIDD - DfA Europe: thre associatoin has recently been obliged to curtail membership of several small members in Eastern Europe (Greece, Serbia, Turkey, Latvia, Lithuania) for non -payment, but has succeeded in gaining new members in other countries, thus remaining financially viable.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.