Training tools to improve consumer organisations and companies’ skills to tackle counterfeit children’s products
The European consortium led by AIJU is progressing in the development of NOOC (nano open online courses), totally free online courses focused on issues such as intellectual property, children’s product safety or blockchain for product protection and safety in the area of consumer goods for children, among others.
Through several working meetings, the work team has progressed in the design of educational contents and the structure of the courses, destined to consumer organisations on one side, and to the industry and especially the SMEs on the other side.
28 April meeting: we finalise the programme for the internal training event aimed at the members of the consortium, organised by the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) of the University of Strasbourg (France). This joint training activity for the exchange of knowledge between AIJU (Spain), CEIPI (France), Lucentia Lab (Spain), the Association for Child Safety Promotion (Portugal) and the Czech Association for Toy and Play (Czech Republic) is a unique opportunity to improve the knowledge of the participants, the skills of organisations and it also contributes to achieving the project’s objectives.
7 June meeting: we work on establishing the NOOC competences for the industry through the e-Learning Lean Design methodology. We identify more than 60 competences sorted into six major groups:
- How to identify counterfeit children’s products B2C
- How to protect IP in companies
- What to do if your product is being counterfeited
- How to avoid IP infringements
- Funding mechanisms and aid for SMEs with regards to IP
- Children’s product safety
- How to build consumer trust
- How new technologies can help protect IP and product safety
28 June meeting: we work on the contingency plan to mitigate the potential deviations detected in the assessment of the progress report presented in February 2022. We have to give more visibility to our results on the project’s website (www.counterrisk.eu)!
The online courses that are being developed in the framework of the project will be completely free and accessible from any mobile device or tablet. These courses will include different elements to facilitate learning such as videos, infographics, reading materials, activities, exams, etc. Users will learn about blockchain technology as they progress through the course, and they will have to obtain “tokens” to access new resources and assess their abilities after finishing the course. Besides, the course proposes case studies designed with augmented reality that will help users to identify counterfeit products and their risks to children.