Partners celebrated the past June 30th the 5th interregional Thematic Workshop and July 8th the virtual study visit to Komotini. Once more, and due to the pandemic situation both meetings were held online.

On this occasion, the topic of the workshop was "a social use of old military structures and buildings as a public space for recreation and leisure, promotion and tourism, business activities". This large topic was divided into 4 smaller groups to look for deeper insights. These topics were the following ones:

“Navigation or how to find a fortress”: How to design a navigation system inside or outside the walls to guide the tourists. “Living history”: How to revive fortifications through the actions of living history, reenacting, historical fencing, etc. “How to present fortress monuments to the public”: expositions, sightseeing tours, paths, applications, active tourism, etc. “How can we deal with abandoned and empty fortification buildings, and how to involve the public (participation) in search for meaningful re-use and how to develop attractive places (for entrepreneurs) to invest in sustainable heritage”

The results of the workshop were great with all partners' contributions.

The Steering Group Meeting was also celebrated on June 30th. It consisted of an exchange of information about each partner's progress, an explanation about the next partners’ reports, and an update of the communication activity.

A week later, it was time to hold the Virtual Partner Meeting. This time the leading role was for Komotini’s Byzantine Fortress. Different authorities related to the city and heritage presented and explained the characteristics of this fortress. The Study visit ended with the introduction of future plans for the fortification.