Impact of the Project
Participation in courses will allow students to prepare them for their professional careers, both in the private and public sectors, at national and international (including EU) level. As an outcome of the project, students will also obtain a very good understanding of the decision making processes, institutional and legal characteristics of the EU. Students will acquire information and skills for independent research of contemporary EU topics.
By the help of the module students and related stakeholders will not only learn the geneal aspects of EU Law but they will also learn international agreements related with geographical indications, legislations of geographical indications both in EU Law and Turkish Law. The participants of the courses will be more informed consumers about traditional food, geographical indications not only in their professional but also in their daily lifes. The students of Istanbul Technical University and the other participants of the module will gain new skills and qualifications by participating to this module and these qualifications can enhance their careers. The module will deliver tailor-made courses about geographical indications and Traditional Speciality Guaranteed relevant for graduates in their professional life.
The module will raise awareness about geographical indications and Traditional Speciality Guaranteed which is an important tool for implementing quality policy and the module will foster the introduction of a European Union angle into mainly non EU related studies like geographical indications and traditional specialities guaranteed in Turkey.
Academic professionals and will be reached through regular academic discourse, including publications by the project team and presentation of research at seminars.
The project will also stimulate Turkey’s accession to EU.
The module will promote EU related academic activities both at ITU and Turkey. GIs and TSG related academic activities and general EU Studies will be more visible at national and European level. Other related stakeholders on national, international and European levels can use the results of the module.
In the short term:
- The participants (students and other target groups) of the module will not only learn the basic concepts of EU Law but they will also learn the protection of geographical indications and traditional specialities guaranteed both in international agreements, in EU Law and in Turkish Law.
- The participants will have ability to compare and contrast the different models of protection systems in the world about
- The participants will learn basic concepts of EU Law.
- The professionals who are dealing with geographical indications issues will have the opportunity to update and broaden their information about geographical indications and traditional specialities guaranteed.
In the long term:
- This module will prepare the students and other participants of the module to meet the demand for both knowledgeable and well-trained consumers and operators by fostering critical learning with an international perspective.
- The students of ITU and the other participants of the module will gain new skills and qualifications by participating in this module. These qualifications can enhance the participants’ careers.
- The policy makers can use the results of the project by putting the project’s results into practice.
- EU Quality Scheme will draw attention both in EU and in Turkey.
Although geographical indications are hotly debated in bilateral, regional and international trade agreements like TRIPs, geographical indications related courses are insufficiently covered in the existing curricula offered by higher education institutions both in Turkey and Europe as whole. The module will address the lack of information by educating the students of Istanbul Technical University and related people about this important subject.