European Design Award For A Sustainable Present.
The European Economic and Social Committee is launching its second award – EESC Design Eleven, for all European designers with the focus on: Intergenerational solidarity in times of an ageing population.

The aim is to create an innovative design product with packaging and carrying the EESC logo. This will be officially adopted by the EESC as a promotional item for its members to use during official visits and on other selected occasions.
The winning design will be produced and distributed in a limited edition in 2012/13 as part of the EESC’s communication strategy.

The product should have a high interactive communication potential and make a strong “design thinking” statement in terms of user-centred design and ageless design codes – eg. in the following sectors: mobility, domestic appliances, health & prevention, ICT, entertainment.

1st prize: EUR 7000
2nd prize: EUR 4000
3rd prize: EUR 2000
The winning design winners will be informed by the EESC and invited to Brussels for the awards ceremony and the opening of an exhibition of selected entries.

Eligible criteria:
The competition is open to design students and professional designers, either as individuals or teams, born or resident in one of the 27 European Union Member States.
All entries must be the original work of the designer and not in production.
Deadline: 30 May 2011