About RAILtoLAND

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

Facts and Figures

  • 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

Scope

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. 

Strategy

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. 

Case study

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.

The selected case study is the international Porto-Vigo railway line.

Co-funded by Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is the European Union’s programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sports with the aim to help tackle socio-economic changes, the key challenges that Europe will be facing until the end of the decade and to support the implementation of the European policy agenda for growth, jobs, equity and social inclusion.

The RAILtoLAND project is co-funded by Erasmus+ under its Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. 

    Keywords

    #railroadlandscapes #culturalandscapes #europeanlandscapes #designthinking #learningbydoing #openlearning

    Partners

    Consortium members

    Pilot collaborators

    Intellectual Outputs

    The proposed activities of the RAILtoLAND project consist in a MOOC Micromaster on the valorisation and communication of the European Cultural Landscapes and its Railway Heritage and a guide of didactic contents, applied to the Porto-Vigo line.

    Accompanying this didactic material of a more theoretical or conceptual nature, other digital intellectual outputs have been designed that try to optimize their possibilities of transfer to citizens, so they have a more informative profile (although with high quality content) and more dynamic (videos, 3D modelling of landscapes, augmented reality…).

    These materials are integrated in an application, RAILtoLAND, downloadable in iOS and Android that works by geo-positioning the train along the different identified landscape units.

    Due to the specific nature of the contents and the operation of the application, it will be designed, as a pilot project, for the Porto-Vigo railway line.

     

    IO Number

    IO Title

    Lead Partner

    O1

    MICROMASTER MOOC’S

    UPM

    O2

    VIRTUAL LAB

    UNIVPM

    O3

    APP DESIGN

    CCG

    O4

    LANDSCAPE 3D INFOGRAPHIC

    UNIVPM

    O5

    DIDACTIC GUIDE

    UPM

    O6

    DIDACTIC VIDEO ABOUT CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

    UPM/UAM/UNIVPM

    O7

    DIDACTIC VIDEO ABOUT RAILWAY HERITAGE

    UPM/UAM/UNIVPM

    O8

    APP IMPLEMENTATION AND DEVELOPMENT

    CCG

     

     

    O1. MOOC

    The first intellectual output is a Micromaster designed by means of short MOOCs aimed at providing the student with knowledge and tools to improve his understanding of the European landscape and its railway heritage.

    This course allows the student to recognize the landscape and heritage as cultural and tourism resources, identifying opportunities of entrepreneurship through ICT.

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    Contacts

    Project coordinator: Ana Belen Berrocal Menarguez

    Social media

    Instagram: railtoland

    This project has received funding from the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union under grant agreement 2019-1-ES01-KA203-065554. 

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