BEDA is a not-for-profit organisation funded in its entirety by its members. It is run by a board of directors elected by its membership every two years. It also elects a President and Vice President every two years. BEDA is headquartered in Brussels.
BEDA’s vision is for design to be embraced in Europe as a driver of sustainable growth and prosperity. BEDA boasts 47 members from some 25 member states in Europe. Members can be design promotion centres and other publicly funded organisations that promote design nationally or regionally as well as professional and trade associations for designers from across Europe. Those professional associations represent designers, based in Europe, in every discipline of work from industrial design and interiors to digital design and branding.
Milica Vukovic is public affairs and policy expert for creative Industries with experience working across Westminster and Whitehall, working as Government Relations Manager for Design Council, UK national body for design, influencing policy and decision making in support of design and innovation in the economy and society, and as Digital Democracy Manager at Hansard Society, a London-based educational think-tank for promoting parliamentary democracy.
In March 2010 Milica has been elected to the Board of Bureau of European Design Associations (BEDA) which works closely with European Commission promoting the value of design at European level. She has been Secretary at the Board till April 2011 and is after that BEDA Ambassador for communication and contacts with new BEDA members. Milica was born in Novi Sad (Serbia) and holds BA In Philosophy from Belgrade University and an MA in Modern European Philosophy from Middlesex University.