We are sad to confirm that for 2020 there is not going to be an ED-Festival. The reason is of course very obvious and it has to do with the outbreak of COVID-19. Europe is having a hard time, and in particular Spain, our host for 2020 is paying a heavy toll. It is a decision that does not make us happy, but we strongly believe that it is of the utmost importance to put the health of our guests, staff and community above everything else.
It has been decided that Valencia will instead host next year’s event: the European Design Festival 2021. By then we hope that everything will look much, much brighter!
At this point, we want to stress that apart from the Award Ceremony and the European Design Festival everything else will follow the initial schedule. The notification of finalists will commence on April 6th and everyone will have been contacted by April 13th at the latest.