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Profile of registrant

EIDD Design for All Europe

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

The information on this organisation was last modified on 13/07/14 11:21:25
The date of the last annual update was 13/07/14 11:21:25

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: EIDD Design for All Europe
Acronym: EIDD
Legal status: Non-profit charity in Ireland
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Ewa Golebiowska
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Pete Kercher
Position: Ambassador

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: Thomond Corbawn Lane Shankill
Dublin 18
Telephone number: (+353) 12822611
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 0
Complementary information: The organisation is 100% voluntary, so has no paid staff.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

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.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

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


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 35
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Freiraum (A) (200 members)
  • EIDD Belgium (0 members)
  • Flemish Design Centre (0 members)
  • Design for All DK (50 members)
  • Estonian Designers' Association (250 members)
  • Ornamo - Finnish Designers' Association (2,000 members)
  • Cité du Design St-Etienne (0 members)
  • EDAD Germany (100 members)
  • Panhellenic Paraplegic Association (3,000 members)
  • IDD Ireland (50 members)
  • Design for All Italia (100 members)
  • Design Forum, Lithuania (0 members)
  • bNO Dutch Designers' Association (3,500 members)
  • Silesian Castle of Art and Enterprise, Poland (0 members)
  • APDR Portugal (30 members)
  • Centre of Excellence in Design for All, Bratislava (0 members)
  • Design for All Foundation, Spain (0 members)
  • Design for All Sverige (200 members)
  • Helen HamlynCentre, Royal College of Art, UK (0 members)
  • Chartered Society of Designers, UK (6,000 members)
  • EIDD Norge, Norway (40 members)
  • Norwegian Design Council (0 members)
  • CRID Inclusive Society Development Centre, Serbia (0 members)
  • Design Austria (2,000 members)
  • Common Space Association, Poland (50 members)
  • ONCE Foundation, Spain (0 members)
  • TAG Platform, Turkey (100 members)
  • DdA, University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy (0 members)
  • City of Paredes, Portugal (0 members)
  • Portuguese Design Museum, Portugal (0 members)
  • French Designers' Alliance, France (1,700 members)
  • University of Jaen, Spain (0 members)
  • University of Genoa, Italy (0 members)
  • Gdynia Design Centre, Poland (0 members)
  • Design for All Austria (10 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Founder member of the European Disability Forum

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 15,200
of which public financing: 0
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 0
from other sources: 15,200
- donations: 0
- contributions from members: 15,200
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

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: of the 15200 nominal membership fees, only 50% was actually received.

Code of conduct

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