New Design Policy Monitor 2015 examines future trends in design policies and programmes in Europe

Design Policy Monitor – Reviewing Innovation and Design Policies across Europe

Authors: Anna Whicher, Piotr Swiatek & Gavin Cawood (15 January 2015)

The Design Policy Monitor collates existing statistics on the performance on design in Europe in order to provide input for evidence-based policy-making. The findings reveal a number of intriguing insights: investment in design by government innovation departments is increasing and in 2014, 25 EU member states had design included in national policy. Between March 2012 and December 2014, SEE has delivered 102 hands-on workshops engaging over 800 policy-makers and influenced 17 policies and 40 programmes related to design to a value of €6.2m.

The Design Policy Monitor is published by the Sharing Experience Europe (SEE). The SEE Platform is a network of 11 European partners engaging with government to integrate design into innovation policies and programmes. From 2012 and 2015, SEE is operating as part of the European Commission’s European Design Innovation Initiative.