Design Wales is leading the SEE project, a network of 11 European partners sharing knowledge and experience on how design can be integrated into regional and national policies to boost innovation, 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 to integrate design.
The results have been overwhelming with all 11 partner regions reporting clear impact in policies and programmes. Workshop and research outputs are being used to support the emerging agenda for design within wider innovation policies at a European Commission level. SEE operates from September 2008 to June 2011, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the INTERREG IVC programme with a total project budget of £1.2m.