Massimo Menichinelli, Ivan Paz, Helena Elizondo


Gabriele D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy – coord.), Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Katowice (Poland), Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (Slovakia), Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy), Design for All Europe (Austria), Cumulus Association (Finland)


Erasmus+ (KA220-HED)

The project EDIDesk addresses a key issue for the EU creative industry sector: training and equipping future generations of European graduates with new skills in the field of Design for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI).


Currently, the scenario of EDI-related teaching and learning content within undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) Design programmes is fragmented and dispersed. This makes graduates unprepared to address the challenges of current and future design markets, which however require enabling solutions. Accordingly, the risk of producing non-inclusive solutions is high.

The EDIDesK project intends to meet the following strategic priorities: 

  • Inclusion and diversity in all fields of education, training, youth and sport.
  • Supporting innovation and entrepreneurial skills of students.
  • Building inclusive higher education systems.

The main activities of the project are:

  • Research and analysis of teaching contents on Design and EDI.
  • Development of an EU framework on Design for EDI and pilot tests.
  • Design and implementation of an open access digital learning platform on Design for EDI.
  • Dissemination, outreach, and engagement with relevant stakeholders in the EU and beyond.