International Cooperation Projects
IED strives to strengthen innovation through international, bilateral and multilateral cooperation with other organizations and institutions.
The primary objective is to generate value at local and global level by cultivating knowledge, mutual learning and facilitating novel exchange of expertise and experiences through the active participation in cooperation projects.
IED engages the creative intelligence and competences of its community of academic staff, lecturers, professionals, students and alumni leveraging on its 50+ years proven-track record in design methodologies and sustainable innovation.
IED4NEB - IED for the New European Bauhaus Initiative
The New European Bauhaus is the creative space promoted by the European Commission that establishes a bridge between science, technology, art and culture.The IED stewardship towards the achievement of tangible scenarios and active shaping of paths for our shared tomorrows revolves around the Euro-Mediterranean perspectives and that of creative intelligencies.
The New European Bauhaus stands as an invitation to tackle complex social challenges, leveraging green and digital transformations through inter-disciplinarity and co-creation. It calls upon individuals, institutions, organizations, businesses, and for society as a whole, to imagine and together build a sustainable future for all.
In Mediterranean Breviary, Predrag Matvejevic states: “Europe was conceived on the Mediterranean: the sea of proximity that made possible the passage of people, knowledge, arts, sciences, goods, tools, and trade".
Today it is increasingly about innovative, creative socio-economic and cultural models built on values such as uniqueness, participation, contamination.
Being conscious of the broader knowledge trajectories, acknowledging their historicity and situation, and fostering indigenous and cross-cultural patrimony are three topics of particular relevance to the IE, given the strong ties between the value chain of global creativity, the dimensions of inter-regional interactions within the IED Network, and the material and immaterial flows of mastery and expertise with the Americas, in particular the latin-american countries where those ties are particularly strong.
The three guiding principles of the New European Bauhaus, Beauty, Togetherness and Sustainability are strongly interconnected: one building and nurturing one another in a constant circular motion. Each representing a starting point but also a fundamental part of the journey, a point of arrival and of a new departure.
GLOBAL GOALS JAM
The Global Goals Jam is an international event organised by the Digital Society School of Amsterdam, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme.
It will take place at the same time throughout the world during the month of September. Since the first edition in 2016, the event has involved 36 countries, 80 cities and around 2500 Jammers, making it an authentically circular international exchange.
Since 2018, IED – Istituto Europeo di Design has been Italy’s Local Organizer for the GGJ, interpreting it with its own specific methodological approach: a process of integration of the SDGs and their interconnections for the development of a project concept able to propose local solutions to the global challenges launched by Agenda 2030. This represents an opportunity for IED students – and more generally, for all participants – to share a cross-cultural experimentation arena and to play an active part in a process of methodological and project research for sustainable development.
CircularInnoBooster Fashion and Textile (F&T) is a project funded by the Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (COSME) of the European Union.
The CircularInnoBooster project aims to transform companies in the fashion and textile industry into sustainable, circular, and regenerative ones. With a 2-year duration, it has a budget of € 1,128,000, co-financed by the European Commission in a 75%. The project is composed of an international consortium led by the European Institute of Design (IED), together with Texfor, Circulab, Finnova and The Circular Project with HumanNation.
“Development of opportunities in the field of design for technical careers through innovation-laboratories”
INNO-TEC-LAB is a Strategic Partnership for Higher Education, co-financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union (Key Action 2). In the field of technical careers within the new European priorities in education and training, higher education system should boost the knowledge economy and respond to labor market needs and contribute to the demands of a changing labor market by raising skills and applying innovative approaches to improve the relevance of curricula by enhancing the transition to the employment of university students, as well as promoting gender equality.
IED's "Latam Creative Talent" exhibition opens its doors as part of MDF "Fiesta Design"
The exhibition will be open until next February 26th at Fundación Francisco Giner de los Ríos
A two-year initiative to research the role of the transparency manager inside the fashion industry
Art meets Sustainable Fashion and Inclusive Design - Las Manuelas Art Series
Las Manuelas - Art Series is the newest edition of the Las Manuelas Project supported by IED
New European Bauhaus and Istituto Europeo di Design work together in a hackathon around the concepts of beauty, togetherness and sustainability.
IED's commitment is to apply an innovation approach to creative economies through the training it provides in its centers in line with the NEB's themes and action priorities, sharing values, methodologies and tools.
Circular Inno Booster Fashion and Textile
CircularInnoBooster Fashion and Textile (F&T) is a COSME project of the European Union that aims to transform companies in the fashion and textile industry into sustainable, circular, and regenerative ones.
Global Goals Jam 2022
A 20-hour workshop to learn methodologies and tools to address and respond to the most urgent challenges of contemporary society
'ATTRACT Academy': A European academic alliance to boost education in technology, science and AI
A pioneering venture funded by the EU program ‘Horizon 2020’
Circular projects accelerated by CirCoAX to kick off the EU Green Week at IED Barcelona
The largest European meeting to raise awareness about the implementation of activities and projects aligned with the European Green Deal.
Design for Sustainable Change in Belgrade
We organized a workshop in Serbia to work together on local challenges within the framework of the Global Goals Jam and the New European Bauhaus project.