Topics

 

The Seminar focuses on the following main research areas:

 

1.        Legal and institutional protection of GIs.

         The role of public policy in GIs support and protection.

         Protection of typical products in practice.

         Costs of protection.

         Impact on firms and consumers.

         Best practices and case histories.

 

2.       Domestic and international trade of GIs products

         Supply chain characteristics.

         Factors with positive and negative effects on GIs trade.

         Best practices and case histories.

 

3.       Consumers, quality and food safety

         Consumer perception of quality and safety for GI products.

         Cultural and heritage aspects of consumer purchase and consumption of GIs.

         Best practices and case histories.

 

4.       Local/rural development and sustainability

         GIs as a stimulus for local economies.

         Management models of local production systems.

         Role of local institutions.

         Sustainability of local GI systems.

         Best practices and case histories.