Project title: Consumer Learning to Enhance the Knowledge of Products with Geographical Indications
Programme: Lifelong Learning Programm, centralized
Project coordinator: AINIA (Spain), Beatriz Villegas (firstname.lastname@example.org), Tel: +34 961 366 090
Partners: AINIA (Spain), Catholic University of Portugal (ESB – UCP) (Portugal), Chambre de Métiers et de l’Artisanat du Rhône (France), QUALIVITA (Italy) and MTT (Finland)
Keywords: sensory analysis, product development, on-line training, vocational education
GILearn - Consumer Learning to Enhance the Knowledge of Products with Geographical Indications - is a training project for adult learning in protected designations of origin (PDO) products: its main objective is that European adults gain the knowledge for the identification and valorisation of PDO products and specifically, their unique sensory characteristics. Secondary objectives of GILearn project are the promotion of PDO products and the preservation of traditional manufacture processes and the sustainable production.
The foreseen methodology combines off-line and on-line approach. Training consists on an innovative concept of “guided tasting” of PDO products: participants will perform a real-time tasting while they can consult with guides and charts for a proper fulfillment. Furthermore, the on-line format provides a more attractive approach allowing participants to interact with other through the course platform.
Training on PDO products will provide participants with a multidisciplinar knowledge regarding areas of production and socioeconomic impact, manufacture and cultural aspects of products. But the innovative idea lies on the acquisition of sensory capacities by European citizens which will let them to appraise quality, value and diversity of food PDO products.
GILEARN PROJECT - Consumer Learning to Enhance the Knowledge
of Products with Geographical Indications
Lifelong learning programme