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SPRINT: Organization of the European Design Prize 1994

The Commission of the European Communities, DG XIII invites tenders for the organization of a European Community Design Prize (EDIP) for 1994. SPRINT's EDIP action takes the form of a joint initiative between the Commission and the design promotion organizations within the Me...

The Commission of the European Communities, DG XIII invites tenders for the organization of a European Community Design Prize (EDIP) for 1994. SPRINT's EDIP action takes the form of a joint initiative between the Commission and the design promotion organizations within the Member States. It aims to increase awareness of the importance of overall design considerations in small and medium-sized enterprises, among the business community at large, and to emphasise the role design plays in improving Community competitiveness in the global market. The successful tender will undertake a number of activities in accordance with specifications laid down by the Commission, to include in particular: - Modification, if necessary, and publication of the statutes governing the award; - coordination of all necessary work including establishing the timetable of operations, finding sponsors acceptable to the parties to the contract, coordinating the publicity campaign throughout the European Economic Community, coordinating selection at a national level in cooperation with the national and regional agencies; - collection of he results of national selection procedures; - organization of the International Award Committee - organization of the exhibition and its European itinerary; - compilation of the catalogue; - organization of the awards ceremony; - relations with the press and other media. The cost of organizing the competition will be met by the Commission, subject to deduction of contributions by public or private sponsors. The cost of selection at national level will be met by the national and regional design agencies. An information and application package containing further details on eligibility and general selection criteria is available from: Commission of the European Communities Directorate-General for Information Technologies and Industries, and Telecommunications, DG XIII/D-4 (European Community Design Prize) Jean Monnet building (Office B4/100) L-2920 Luxembourg Tel. +352-430134546; Telex COMEUR LU 3423; Fax +352-430134544

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