A series of severe earthquakes in central Italy has caused a lot of suffering and destroyed several historical cities between August 2016 and January 2017. The best known of them include Norcia, Amatrice and Accumoli. Currently, citizens of these small towns as well as the municipality employees are lacking needed socio-cultural competences and a wider awareness of more complex urban and regional development relations. The project aims at providing the region and the town Accumoli (as a model case) instruments and methods to improve its resilience and to reconstruct the destructed visible and invisible structures with involvement of local and regional stakeholder and focusing mainly on civic engagement. Additionally, the project aims at lifelong learning activities fostering active citizenship and involvement of citizens in processes of holistic reconstruction of complex urban and regional structures in case of nature and man induced disasters. Within the project, methods and instruments for improvement of civic engagement as part of the educational process will be developed and tested by the consortium of partners under participation of local and regional stakeholders. Project partners with close involvement of the associated partners will elaborate a knowledge base for transdisciplinary education on holistic reconstruction of destroyed urban structures. This knowledge base will be further developed into the educational programme on complex participatory reconstruction of destroyed urban structures. The program will provide a holistic approach to reconstruction of destroyed urban structures and will define the framework of engagement of local population and communities in educational activities in order to increase interaction of students and teachers with general public through formal or non-formal learning activities, open dialogue, interactive presentations etc. Final project result will be an implementation manual for study programs focusing on elements of public participation in educational process addressing reconstruction of destroyed urban structures.


Duration 01/03/2022 - 01/03/2025
Funding EU
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems) Univ.-Prof. Dipl.Arch.ETH Dr. Christian Hanus
Project members
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