The Daugavgriva fortress is the only construction of this type of fortification and one of the most significant military heritage sites in Latvia. It is a unique national monument, which dates back to the 17th century, but it has been neglected for years. Although institutions acknowledge that the fortress must be preserved, first, as state property and, secondly, as a cultural heritage, still its long-term development has not been a priority of any institution.
Since the beginning of 2014, a local non-governmental organization Bolderaja Group has been actively involved in the ideological revival and practical management of the fortress. Other organizations have also taken part in bringing life in the fortress by organizing concerts, movie evenings, White Night and Museum Night events. However, these separate events have not had the necessary capacity to draw the public’s attention to the fort and to stimulate debate about its long-term development.