Collective ideation platform to develop innovative tools to communicate the European Cultural Landscapes by train.

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Project information

  • Project website: https://railtoland.eu/
  • Topic: Strategic partnerships for higher education
  • EU contribution: 376 k€
  • Project start date: 01/11/2019
  • Partners: 6 partners from 4 countries
  • Project coordinator: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Grant agreement: 2019-1-ES01-KA203-065554

Project description

RAILtoLAND project aims to explore the social and educational value of the European cultural landscape, as a common heritage, and as a catalyser of consolidation of European identity processes, social cohesion, creation of local cultures and improvement of human well-being. It is aligned with the aims of the European Landscape Convention, involving the target population in decision-making processes and designing landscape enhancement initiatives.

In particular, the project proposes formal and informal learning dynamics, that prioritize structured dialogues with young people and mutual learning in an international and intercultural context. It tests methodologies of educational innovation, such as Design Thinking or Learning by doing, aimed at improving horizontal skills and competences in communication, creativity and critical thinking. It resorts to the Open Learning platforms of High Education partners to expand their training offer in terms of valorisation, management and protection of landscapes, specifically European landscapes, and their built heritage, especially the railway. Indeed, railways are the focus of this project because of its structuring and dynamic nature of the territory, and because it serves as a platform for the appreciation of cultural landscapes throughout Europe from a new perspective and because it constitutes one of the key elements in the construction of modern Europe.

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Friday 1 November 2019