The Steering Group and the Programme Group contained representatives of the following sector and umbrella organisations:
Premsela – Dutch Platform for Design and Fashion
Premsela has been working to improve the Dutch design climate since 2002. This happens in various directions as design and fashion touch on culture and the economy, craft and industry, designers and manufacturers, clients and users, and amateurs and professionals, in both the Netherlands and abroad. Premsela organises lectures, debates and exhibitions, conducts studies and produces publications, and offers information and advice.
Netherlands Architecture institute (NAi)
The Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam is more than a museum of architecture. It is a cultural institute that is open to the public that uses a variety of methods to communicate about the shaping of human space. The NAI presents exhibitions, lectures, debates and publications that aim to inform, inspire, and stimulate both professionals and the general public. In 2006, the NAI opened a second branch in Maastricht as a showcase and an experimental laboratory for new European spatial design.
BNO (Association of Dutch Designers)
The BNO represents designers and design agencies in the Netherlands. It promotes their business and their social and cultural interests. The BNO brings together over 2,500 individual designers, as well as 200 design agencies and design departments within companies.
BNA (Royal Institute of Dutch Architects)
The Royal Institute of Dutch Architects, known for short as the BNA, is the professional organisation of architects in the Netherlands. The BNA offers its members a wide range of services aimed at the advancement of professional practice and at fostering the development of architecture.
BNI (Association of Dutch Interior Architects)
The BNI is the Association of Dutch Interior Architects. The aim of the BNI is to stimulate and enhance interior architecture in the broadest sense. The BNI supports interior architects in their practice, and also offers advice to those looking for an interior architect. The BNI also functions as a resource for all issues surrounding hiring an interior architect.
MODINT (the Dutch trade association for Fashion, Interior Design, Carpets & Textiles)
MODINT's aim is to strengthen the competitive power of its members and the sectors it represents by means of a wide-ranging package of promotion and services, with a focus on content and quality. These interests often converge in active member groups, sections and working groups. Most of MODINT’s business services are incorporated into MODINT BV, in which Consultancy and Credit Management activities play a major role.
In addition the Dutch creative cities of Amsterdam, Arnhem, The Hague, Eindhoven, Rotterdam and Utrecht also participate in the DutchDFA Steering Group and Programme Group.
Also involved are:
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (in Dutch OCW) makes policies, drafts legislation and appropriates public funds on behalf of Dutch citizens. It serves 3.5 million pupils, students and their parents, as well as artists, curators and teachers. And it serves everyone else in the Netherlands affected by the activities within its remit.
The Ministry consists of 21 ministerial departments in four cross-sectoral departments, three state services, two agencies, two inspectorates and three associated advisory councils.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinates and carries out Dutch foreign policy at its headquarters in The Hague and through its missions abroad. It is also the channel through which the Dutch Government communicates with foreign governments and international organisations. As a country that looks beyond its borders, the Netherlands is committed to building a safe, stable and prosperous world. Ministry staff worldwide are actively involved in addressing issues such as poverty reduction, climate change, respect for human rights and the rule of law and eliminating conflict. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs works closely with other ministries to help shape the Europe of the future and to ensure that the Netherlands speaks with one voice in the European Union.
Ministry of Economic Affairs
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs promotes the Netherlands' position as a leading economy with a world-class agrifood sector. Economic activity and innovation are essential to the prosperity of the Netherlands. The Ministry enhances the country's long-term competitive strength and facilitates the private sector, which drives the economy. The Ministry takes an expansive view in its approach to economic issues, looking to the environment, the private sector, consumers and beyond national borders.
NL EVD International
The Agency for International Business and Cooperation (NL EVD International) is part of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation. Its mission is to promote and encourage international business and international cooperation. As a state agency and a partner to businesses and public-sector organisations, the NL EVD International aims to help Dutch entrepreneurs to achieve success in their international operations.
Studio of the Chief Government Architect
The position of Chief Government Architect is intended to stimulate the quality of architecture in the Netherlands. The Chief Government Architect advises the government on architectural policy and government initiated housing. The Chief Government Architect is a member of the Board of Government Advisors, and operates from an independent position.