From May 31 to June 3, representatives of seven partners from six countries, Serbia, Slovenia, Greece, Bulgaria and Republic of North Macedonia, participated in a study visit to the Archaeological Site Stobi in order to map the capacity of cultural institutions to use digital technologies for the promotion and dissemination of cultural heritage.

It is a part of the two-year project which the Center for Social Innovation BLINK 42-21 from Skopje as a partner leader of the project with Stobi, organizes a series of workshops in Stobi. Otherwise, the project is supported by the European Commission from the program “Creative Europe”.

Zorica Velkovska from BLINK 42-21, says that all partners participate in a series of workshops for mapping the capacities of cultural institutions to use digital technologies in promotions and dissemination of rich cultural heritage.
She informed that the project partners in Stobi had the opportunity to see the first application for virtual reality “Gladiators return to Stobi” which was introduced last year in the tourist offer as a tour in Stobi.

It is an eight-minute virtual experience where visitors to Stobi can watch a gladiatorial performance in the amphitheater in virtual reality.
Velkovska clarified that this application was the basis for creating this two-year cooperation for the partners and the new project.