Call for proposals - 1st Action Plan of the European Design Innovation Initiative 19/G/ENT/CIP/11/C/N03C021 Closed!


The overall objective of the call is to improve the impact of innovation policies by speeding up the take up of design as a user-centred innovation tool in national, regional and EU innovation policies.

The specific objectives of the call are: 

  • To allow mutual policy-learning and transnational cooperation by testing the transferability of best practices ("learning by doing")
  • To mobilise national, regional and European support providers
  • To raise awareness of end-users (SMEs, business, public sector that do not yet apply design in their innovation strategies about the strategic role of design in innovation and business processes)
  • To tap on creativity and expertise of support providers and policy-makers
  • To keep Commission and the EDII Secretariat updated
  • To have open platforms


The projects may develop the following type of activities under this call (non exhaustive list):

  • Foster greater integration of design in innovation services
  • Set up or connect networks/platforms in different countries
  • Set up trans-national peer-learning platforms for innovation programme managers
  • Set up specialised networks/platforms
  • Bi-lateral and multilateral exchanges of good practices and experiences
  • Awareness raising activities among policy-makers
  • Awareness raising activities specially targeting SMEs
  • Disseminating activities towards non-participating stakeholders
  • Analytical work for instance to quantify the potential values for enterprises

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 3,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 10 October 2011 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche 19/G/ENT/CIP/11/C/N03C021 (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

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