On the 25th and 26th of May 2021, the Region of Peloponnese (Lead Partner) and the University of Patras co-hosted the workshops for activities A5.3 and A5.5 respectively. The workshops were held virtually.
More than 40 participants attended, representing tourism operators, public authorities, and the local community. The importance of the project and its impact on a local level were appraised and discussed by the local politicians that participated in the workshops and addressed the audience.
During the first day (A5.3), the conversation focused on the “bottom-up” procedures that INHERIT promotes and the contribution of such regional and local actions to the protection of the environment and natural heritage. The INHERIT approach was explained in detail.
During the second day (A5.5), the concept of an INHERITURA area, along with the evaluation process of such, were presented thoroughly.
Both organising parties had the chance to present their selected and nominated INHERITURA areas:
- For the Region of Peloponnese, Ms Koutsouba, from the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, shared findings of the ancient, submerged city of Pavlopetri;
- For the University of Patras, Ms. Eleni Koumoutsou, environmentalist MSc., in collaboration with the Emeritus Professor of the Department of Biology of the University of Patras, Mr. Grigoris Iatrou, presented data for the INHERITURA area of the Region of Western Greece "Helmos-Vouraikos National Park UN & UNESCO World".
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