A Symbol of the Need for Renewal of Society
Accademia Vicino

Following the holistic approach of the interdisciplinary and transnational cooperation of the "School of Reconstruction", the "Accademia Vicino" was created as one of the revitalization initiatives. An international orchestral academy for talented young musicians from all over Europe, which takes place in Accumoli annually during the summer months.

The Accademia Vicino can be seen as a symbol of the need for renewal of society through active cultural work and the importance of listening to each other. In this innovative project, lecturers from five nations and young musicians from different European countries of origin form an exemplary mixture of European cooperation, set a sign of international solidarity and exemplify the importance of active cultural work for the revitalization of an entire region.

The participants of the academy will be offered a multimodal program that focuses on four main areas. Intensive orchestral playing and chamber music training are the two central elements. In addition, individual lessons with audition coaching as well as seminars on practical music-making complement the teaching program. 

In addition to the orchestra concerts, contact with the audience is also sought in smaller chamber music events, such as spontaneous musical performances in public spaces.

Mobile Data Visualization Methods Embedded in the Environment

With sensors, the amount and complexity of the data available to us is constantly increasing.  This abundance of data opens up new technical and economic opportunities. The disadvantage is that this information per se is not visible to humans and is therefore usually difficult to integrate in the real environment and use for problem solving.

"Dataskop" is developing mobile data visualization methods embedded in the environment to connect physical environment and abstract data representation.  Promising technologies to solve this problem are augmented reality and so-called "Low-Power Wide Area Networks" (LPWAN), which can collect and transmit sensor data over long distances while requiring extremely low power. In addition, data security and economic models are also being researched in order to even out the way for economic use.  Through this holistic and interdisciplinary approach, the project contributes to the vision of a Sensor-Based Data Economy in Lower Austria, which creates Smart Rural Areas in the countryside. The project partners cover all necessary areas along the value chain.

The Department of Integrated Sensor Systems conducts research in Dataskop in the areas of sensor technology and data infrastructure. Concepts are being developed on how sensors can be connected to such a system and made available for visualization in a standardized way. In particular, the role of digital twins is being investigated to match the requirements of LPWANs and visualization or data processing in the cloud. Scalability of networks and automated configuration of sensors are further research topics at the Danube University.

The scientific-technical results of the project are designed to be application-independent. This means that the methods and concepts to be developed will be applicable in a large number of different application areas. Danube University's focus will be on cultural heritage protection and disaster management.

** The Datascope is co-financed by the Land of Lower Austria (www.noe.gv.at) and the European Commission through the European Regional Development Fund (www.efre.gv.at) according to Article 4 ERDF.

The Rediscovery of Mountain Agriculture
Accumoli 2030 for Sustainable Agriculture

Funded by the Lazio Region, the project "Accumoli 2030 for sustainable agriculture" was conceived by the association "Radici accumolesi" and with the active collaboration of the Municipality of Accumoli, the University of Danube Krems and other associations the project will see the implementation of the rediscovery of mountain agriculture.


The problems of the structurally weak province of Rieti, which are intensifying in Accumoli, have been greatly enhanced by the series of earthquakes in 2016 and 2017. For example, the emigration process has been massively accelerated. However, the changing area also has its own characteristics, resilience, and potential, such as the original natural environment, agricultural landscape, as well as the specialized knowledge and creativity of local farmers and ranchers who remained even after the earthquakes out of solidarity and responsibility to the region and its people. They contributed significantly to the reconstruction, revitalization and development of social, economic and productive structures.


This project serves to record and evaluate the activities and initiatives, knowledge transfer through conferences, training courses and summer universities, and the development of specific models of revitalization in the settlement area and agronomic infrastructure.

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The Music Academy in Accumoli

Accademia Vicino | www.accademiavicino.eu

Date August 16-29, 2021, Scuola di Ricostruzione

Accademia Vicino is a newly established music academy in Accumoli. It gives talented young musicians the opportunity to perfect their knowledge of orchestral playing under professional guidance. Lecturers from the famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra instruct the participants in an intensive practical training and work together to develop the program for five concerts, which will be presented to an audience as part of a small music festival.

In addition to the musical instruction, Danube University Krems supplements the range of courses with workshops and lectures on music management, self-management, copyright and marketing.

The orchestra academy will take place from August 16-29, 2021 in the "Scuola di Ricostruzione" (School of Reconstruction). The citizens of Accumoli and music-interested guests from near and far are cordially invited to take part in the academy and to experience the work of the artists at close range.


Module Week for Students of the Course Renovation and Revitalization

Accumoli - Renovation and Revitalization

Date 8.-13. Juni 2020

The module week will partake in a virtual visit and exploration of the city Accumoli and its surroundings in the current state by means of drone flights. The focus of the week is on the analysis of the main street in its presentation of then and now. In particular, it is about the exploration of select side streets and squares with the objective of making "paths in the landscape" visible, which invite one to linger and observe. The beauty of the city should be appreciated and emphasized due to its positioning in the surrounding nature and in the arrangement and orientation of its streets and squares. The objective is to compare and establish a relationship with other European cities destroyed by earthquakes and learn from the differences and similarities of the objects.

Venue - online event


Information & Registration: Mag. Susanne Prix, MSc, susanne.prix@donau-uni.ac.at


Danube University Krems

Department of Building and Environment, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems, Austria www.donau-uni.ac.at/en/studies/renovation-and-revitalization.html

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The Architecture of the Future

Lightweight Architecture made of Membranes and Wood

Date 15.–17. June 2020 14-18:00

The seminar would like to counteract the consequences of the earthquake in Accumoli (I) and, in connection with the construction of temporary buildings, consider a construction method that is innovative, sustainable and ecological and that enables high architectural quality through transparency and lightness. Therefore, an example of such a building for the future should be created. The first step is this seminar. This event takes place as part of the Scuola di Ricostruzione di Accumoli.

Venue - online event

Information: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Robert Roithmayr, robert.roithmayr@donau-uni.ac.at

Registration: Dr.in Renate Prünster-Deschauer, sdr.accumoli@donau-uni.ac.at


Danube University Krems

Department of Building and Environment, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems, Austria www.donau-uni.ac.at/dbu/smem