staff of public authorities in charge of market surveillance and consumer education activities, teachers and students of disciplines related to the project themes and individuals in general.
professionals from children’s product companies, especially SMEs, and
technical staff of consumer organisations, as a key target group that reaches people who buy consumer products for children, both online and in physical shops.
Counterfeiting is both economically damaging to business and to the health of consumers. In the case of children’s products, counterfeits pose a serious health risk to the most vulnerable consumers, such as children. According to the EUIPO study “Qualitative Study on Risks Posed by Counterfeits to Consumers. 2019”, 80% of unsafe counterfeit products were children’s products.
The ultimate aim of the CounterRisk project is to help improve the key competences of professionals (SMEs and consumer associations) to protect themselves from counterfeiting through increased knowledge of intellectual property and children’s product safety and how the implementation of new technologies in products can be instrumental in ensuring their authenticity to authorities and consumers.
Main results of the project
Two intellectual outputs
1. NOOC for consumer organisations
free and open online course in NOOC format, specifically designed for the staff of consumer associations and other professionals involved in consumer awareness and education activities.
why and how to avoid buying counterfeit products for children
2. NOOC for companies in the children’s products sector
aimed at the staff of companies in the sector, especially SMEs.
protect your product and your company through intellectual property, product safety and new technologies.
What are the CounterRisk NOOCs like?
children’s products – intellectual property – product safety – new technologies applied to product protection and safety management – blockchain.
Miniature training pills
with entertaining videos, infographics, reading materials, quizzes, activities, etc.
find out about blockchain technology while you learn. Earn tokens to access new resources and evaluate your new skills after completing the course.
Have fun with case studies using augmented reality.
Learn however and whenever you want
The training materials can be used in a structured approach over the course or independently. Take the pill you need at any time.
Free access for everyone
In order to access the NOOCs, you only need an internet connection and an iOS or Android device (smartphone or tablet)
All products will be available free of charge in digital format on the internet, on the project website and on the Erasmus+ platform for disseminating the results of Erasmus+ projects.
NOOCs in English, Spanish, French, Czech and Portuguese