EIDD Design for All Europe
Non-profit charity in Ireland
III - Non-governmental organisations
Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar
Corbawn Lane, Thomond Shankill
Ms Onny Eikhaug
Mr Pete Kercher
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.
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...
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.
The organisation is 100% voluntary, so has no paid staff.
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Design for All DK(50),
Estonian Designers' Association(250),
Cité du Design St-Etienne(0),
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),
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
01/2016 - 12/2016
< 9,999 €
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
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.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.