SEE is a network of eleven European partners sharing knowledge and experience on how design can be integrated into regional and national policies to boost innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability, social and economic development. The aim of SEE is to pool knowledge, share experiences, stimulate debate, develop new thinking and build rapport and credibility in order to influence policy at regional and national levels.
The project's activities include: opening and closing conferences; thematic workshops involving partners and policymakers; a study visit; a library of case studies; policy recommendations booklets; an internal contacts database and the biannual SEE Bulletin. The intention is for these activities to have a direct and positive impact on SEE partner regions, and generate knowledge that will be useful for other countries looking to improve their own design and innovation policies.
SEE will operate from September 2008 to June 2011, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the INTERREG IVC programme.
SEE partners: 1_Design Wales UK; 2_Design Flanders Belgium; 3_Danish Design Centre Denmark; 4_Estonian Design Centre Estonia; 5_Designium / Universiy of Art and Design Helsinki TAIK Finland; 6_ARDI Rhone-ALPS Design Centre France; 7_Centre for Design Innovation Ireland; 8_Consorzio Casa Toscana Italy; 9_Silesian Castle of Art & Enterprise Poland; 10_BIO /Architecture Museum of Ljubljana Slovenia; 11_Barcelona Design Centre Spain