The APCI organizes the annual European conference on design promotion. It participates in the ADMIRE program (European design management award, « good practices » in design management, network of design cities) and in the working group on the assessment of the economic impact of design. It has compiled surveys (1993-2005) on design promotion in Europe and has participated in the long-term study « Design for Future Needs – DFFN (2002)». The APCI is member of the BEDA.
Within the framework of support actions for innovation, the European Commission has created a new programme « Design Management Europe » (DME), the objective of which is to highlight the contribution of design management to the success of company strategy, in particular small and medium-sized industries, and public services.Presentation
In 1992, within the framework of the SPRINT programme ad hoc group, the APCI proceeded to conduct a survey on European design promotion organisations. This survey served as support to a preparatory seminar for a reflection on European design promotion 1992-1997, organised in Paris.Presentation
The APCI collaborates with several European and international design promotion bodies.
You may find here a list of these organizations, as well as several international design awards and prizes.
ICSID International Council of Societies of Industrial Designwww.beda.org
BEDA Bureau of European Designers Association
The Observeur du design database. A snapshot of some of the 1850 creations selected by the Observeur du design since 1999.Browse the Observeur du design
The « design et prospective » club brings together public and private companies who consider that design is or must become a strategic stake for their innovation policies.
Discover the latest exhibition of the Observeur du design at the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie science park in Paris.
Participate closely to APCI projects by becoming an associate or benefactor member.