BEDA (Bureau of European Design Associations) held its membership meetingin Saint-Étienne on 9 March.

At the European design organisation's annual general assembly the membership elected its Board of Directors for the term 2012-2014, ratified four new members, and launched an important toolbox on its website to help designers. As an expression of its continued recognition of the Hungarian Design Council's international role, BEDA elected Szonja Szesztai of the Office of HDC into its biannually renewed board, thus further strengthening Hungary's role in the region.


BEDA Board 2012-2014:
Deborah Dawton (DBA UK), President
Isabel Roig (BCD Spain), Vice-President
Michal Stefanowski (SPFP Poland)
Ilona Gurjanova (EDL Estonia)
Kitty De Jong (BNO The Netherlands)
Robin Edman (SVID Sweden)
Severin Filek (Design Austria)
Salla Heinanen (Ornamo Finland)
Christina Melander (Danish Design Centre)
Szonja Szesztai (Hungarian Design Council)
Ingrid Vandenhoudt (Design Flanders Belgium)