International „EcoDesign Circle“ conference in Vilnius

January 10, 13:00 at the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania the international “EcoDesign Circle” project conference took place, in order to review the outcomes of the project as well as present the resent issues and trends of ecodesign. 

  • During the event European Commission challenges in fight against plastic waste were discussed. 
  • International partners of the project shared mission, results, main activities and created services of the project, as well as great ecodesign examples in Europe.
  • CEO of the Lithuanian Design Forum – Audronė Drungilaitė – presented ecodesign situation in Lithuania. 
  • After the presentations, open discussion and workshop were organised to find out what are the main obstacles for companies to implement ecodesign principles and also – how the network of ecodesign could be strengthened.

Pictures by Vygaudas Juozaitis.

The EU project ‘Ecodesign as a Driver of Innovation in the Baltic Sea Region (EcoDesign Circle)’ is a three-year project (2016 – 2019) supported by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. In 2018 the Lithuanian Design Forum has joined the project and will work on its implementation in Lithuania.

The project promotes sustainable design by strengthening the competences of design centres, small and medium sized enterprises, lecturers, professional designers and engineers in the field of ecodesign. It aims to inspire by showcasing selected good cases, to overcome the hesitations entrepreneurs may have about ecodesign by demonstrating its market potential and to bridge the gap between the know-how of environmental scientists and the Ecodesign competences and awareness needed among designers.

Project partners: German Environment Agency (UBA), Design Forum Finland, Estonian Design Centre, Gdynia Pomerianian Science and Technology Park, Gdynia Design Centre, International Design Center Berlin, Swedish Industrial Design Foundation.