The Design Policy Map is our ongoing project to produce an evidence-based online resource that maps design policy across the EU. The map is part of the wider Design Policy Beacon Initiative, launched by our partner Design Policy Lab at Polimi.

Our aim with the map is to support the growing community of policymakers who are working to make design a key part of national and regional policies for innovation and growth. Our first step is to visualise the initiatives and organisations in this field and document the most pressing issues in design policy.

The map contains two kinds of pins:

  • Country profiles — An overview of the key organisations and programmes that make up the design policy landscape of each country, compiled by members of our Ambassador network.
  • Policy analysis — In-depth analysis of design policy ecosystem in select countries produced by Design for Europe partners Design Policy Lab.

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The Policy Map is a project sourced from contributors across Europe. You can help put your country on the map, or improve your national listing, by completing our short survey or emailing us at