The second season of a unique international design course will be launched in Ukraine

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Ukrainian cultural organizations have developed a free innovative international educational program European Design Upgrade (EDU 2.0) for graduate students. The 2021 project is aimed at developing creative industries and supporting talented students of design and creative industries and is a continuation of the implemented international project in 2020. 


Project finalists will have the opportunity to develop their own design project and undergo an internship in the business environment

EDU 2.0 is supported by the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation and implemented by Vasyl Khmelnytsky's K.Fund and the non-governmental organization GoLocal. The business partner is UNIT.City innovation parks in Kyiv and Kharkiv.

Through the program, course participants will have the opportunity to increase their awareness and competitiveness, broaden their horizons, and gain an understanding of the latest trends and achievements of European design, which were used in the implementation of the European Design Upgrade project in 2020 and in preparation for the participation of Ukrainian designers in Dutch Design Week 2020.

The project program will be available in Ukrainian and English and will include the following blocks: "Philosophy and Concept of Design, Urban Design and Innovative Technologies, Business Strategies for Sustainable Design, Humanistic Design of the Future, two hackathons, and final presentations of design ideas to business representatives.

The benefits of the course include lecturing and mentoring support from leading Ukrainian designers and creative sector entrepreneurs, an active student network of designers, applied application of design concepts, and interaction with the innovative business environment throughout the project. The project finalists whose ideas resonate with the partners will have the opportunity to complete an internship.

The project will run from early August to late October 2021. The training program is free of charge for students. An ideal applicant must fill out the application form in full, present the idea of their own project, indicate their own motivation, and be a graduate of a specialized university. You can become a participant in the program after filling out the form and interviewing with the project curators.

For more information about the European Design Development program, please follow the link.


Text provided by NGO GoLocal