The partners of the European CounterRisk project, led by AIJU, are making progress in the development of the NOOC, an open online nano course, aimed at technical staff of consumer organizations.
Two workshops were held in July and September to establish the course structure and initiate the lessons that will constitute the course on intellectual property, health hazards of counterfeit children’s products, safety and consumer protection regulations, and how new technologies such as blockchain can be crucial in protecting the safety and authenticity of products from the consumer’s point of view.
Internal training event
On the 27th of September, an online knowledge-sharing meeting was held between the staff of the European organizations that compose the CounterRisk consortium. This internal training session, organized by the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies, CEIPI, of the University of Strasbourg (France), aimed to contribute to the consistency of the different topics (intellectual property, child consumer, blockchain) within the course being developed.
This training session is the first preparatory action for the short-term joint training of staff planned for 2022 at the University of Strasbourg. Participants learned, among others, about the connection between counterfeit and unsafe products; the e-commerce challenge in dealing with counterfeit products; and the concept of legal risk. In addition, the special status of children as vulnerable consumers was highlighted.
This training session is a significant boost for the development of quality training materials and for the personal and professional growth of the people involved in the development of the project’s intellectual products.