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Last edited 11 Jan 2018
All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group
All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs or APGs) are informal cross-party parliamentary groups run by and for Members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. They many involve individuals and organisations from outside Parliament.
The All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group (APDIG) is ‘…a forum for open debate between Parliament and the UK’s design and innovation communities.’
Activities of the Group include:
- Lobbying Government on design policy issues.
- Campaigning for design policy thinking to be adopted across government departments.
- Developing new design policy ideas.
- Critiquing existing government decision-making.
- Communicating the potential value of design within Parliament.
- Helping the design community better engage with the policy process.
- Holding events and seminars.
- Publishing newsletters and producing briefing papers.
The Group is funded through annual membership fees from its non-parliamentary members and project-based sponsorship for specific research projects. Non-parliamentary members do not have voting rights within the Group and cannot dictate its activities.
The Group conducts longer-term research into more complex subjects through its research arm, the Design Commission. This is an industry-led body, established in 2010 which comprises cross-party members of both houses along with leading members of the UK design industry. Its secretariat is provided by Policy Connect.
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- Design Commission inquiry into design and behaviour in the built environment
- Design Council.
- Select committee.
- Select committee for the built environment.
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