The new Communication for teacher training was published, provided by the memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Education, University and Research, with the aim of promoting knowledge, use and respect of industrial property rights and gaining awareness about the risks of counterfeiting. The course, which comprises 100 hours of on-line learning in blended mode (synchronous training and e-learning), is designed to raise awareness in the national school system (trainers and students in primary and secondary schools and universities) on the issues of protection of industrial property and the fight against counterfeiting. In detail, the knowledge acquired by the teaching staff is to be used in training activities aimed at disseminating the following to students: the value of creativity as a lever of progress and development; the negative effects of counterfeiting which stop creativity and are a source of criminal activity; a better approach to scientific knowledge and the culture of patents, trademarks and designs, such as the protection of Intellectual/Industrial Property Rights at the national, EU and international level. The training is delivered by the Università Telematica Universitas Mercatorum, attending the course provides teachers with 4 training credits after passing a final exam (optional), the course was also recognised by the Universitas Mercatorum as a University Specialisation Course
The training programme is open to a maximum of three teachers, appointed by the Headmaster/mistress, for each institution. Those eligible to take part in the programme are: 50 primary schools (TOT 150 teachers), 50 (lower) secondary schools (TOT 150 teachers) and 50 (upper) secondary schools (TOT 150 teachers).
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APPLICATION for PARTICIPATION