For the rst time, recIProcItY focuses on design education in european univer- sities and higher-education institutions. it aims to map recent academic directions and to create a real-time portrait of emer- ging european design. The cultural role of european schools in orientating the direction of design and its social and economic impact are crucial. Design education exceeds disciplinary boundaries, opening itself to multiple visions and a critical approach of the real world. As a result, it is assigned an active and unique pedagogical role. The creation of artefacts and prototypes generated and/or destined to be put into place, bestows the schools with the role of laboratories of the possible, experimenting and researching, inclusive and open. The object here becomes the expression of an educational journey shared between teacher and student, in a dialogue that is often in conflict between the norm and liberty. The object, the artefact, enables accessibility and understanding. It is an embodiment of a theoretical and experimental process, providing a connection between school and society, and a public conversation between the design and its users. Following a call for entries, an international jury will assess the submitted projects and make a selection that best represents current-future trends, methodologies and issues. The resulting exhibition is to be based on the thematic clusters that arise from the selection process. The selection committee will awardfour prizes, one in each of the following categories: international, euregio meuse- Rhine, Wallonia-brussels Federation, and Wallonia higher-education.the awards ceremony will take place in the exhibition venue on 4 october 2018 during the press preview.