Study Visit to North Macedonia

Assessment for Immersive storytelling development

Workshop at Archaeological site Stobi in N. Macedonia

Date: May 31st – June 3rd 2021

This was a three-day event that provided joint working and field visit sessions for 14 participants from the project`s partners. The workshop intention was to provide assessment of the capacities of cultural heritage institutions to use
new technologies and develop immersive storytelling narratives attractive for new audience.
During the workshop, all partners worked together towards mapping the capacities of the
culture heritage institutions in WB through the cases of the Archaeological sites Stobi,
Viminacium and Emona. This workshop increased the capacities and established a cooperation
model between the cultural and creative industries to adapt to the digital shift by providing an immersive storytelling experience for the visitors through the remains from the Roman period.


May 31, Monday, Arrival day

City tour in Skopje

June 01, Tuesday

Working Day

10:00- 10:30 Introduction session 

Milan Tancheski, Executive manager & Zorica Velkovska, Project manager at Center for Social Innovations Blink 42-21

10:30- 11:30 Developing Immersive Storytelling narratives     

Stefan Palitov, Experience developer (TBC)

11:30- 12:00 Coffee break

12:00- 12:30 Presentation best culture heritage experiences

Stefan Palitov, Experience developer (TBC)

12:30- 13:00 Open discussion and conclusions

13:00- 15:00 Free time

15:00 -16.30 Mapping the capacities of the culture heritage institutions for using digital technologies, part 1

1. Presentation Archaeological site Stobi, North Macedonia

Dimitar Nikolovski, Archaeologist

2. Presentation VR app Gladiators are back in Stobi

Zorica Velkovska, Blink 42-21 & Dimitar Nikolovski, NI Stobi

16.30- 17:00 Coffee Break

17:00-18:30 Mapping the capacities of the culture heritage institutions for using digital technologies, part 2

1. Presentation Archaeological Institute Belgrade, Serbia by Ivan Bogdanovic, Archaeologist

2. Presentation Archaeological park Viminacium by Ivan Bogdanovic, Archaeologist

18:30-19:00 Open discussion and conclusions              

19:00 Free time

June 02, Wednesday

Study visit day at Archaeological Site Stobi

09:00 Departure to Archaeological Site Stobi

10:30- 12:30 Tour & VR experience at the Archaeological Site Stobi

12:30 -13:30 Open discussion and conclusions

13:30-14:00 Travel to Stobi Winery

14:00-16:30 Lunch at Stobi Winery

16:30 Departure to Skopje

18:00  Free time

03 June, Thursday

Departure day

Time for socializing