Established in 2018, with big steps toward re-establishing missing links and upgrading railway network in Slovenia and its neighbours, while simultaneously re-opening all railway border crossings.
Mobilitatis Omni institute develops cross-border railways and long-distance cycling routes through the integration of the economy and policy including the intersection of mobility of all, sport, and public health. The vision of the institute is to develop documentation for sustainable transport and energy infrastructure in the entire cross-border, Central European area of Slovenia and its four neighbours—Italy, Austria, Hungary, and last but not least, Croatia—for which, according to initial estimates, there are many opportunities.
A Don Quixote's
journey of railway &
cycling infrastructure development
“We developed the idea of re-activating existing railway lines along the Mura and Drava rivers regions together with friends and colleagues from volleyball. Namely, I used to train volleyball, that’s why I studied sport, to become a volleyball coach. I’m still an active beach volleyball player and organiser of national and international beach volleyball events.
Already after my first masters’ thesis defend I was asked if I will proceed to a doctoral study. At that time I categorically declined. My interests changed though and in autumn 2018—after several years of looking around for an appropriate option abroad and in Slovenia—I finally enrolled in the interdisciplinary doctoral program of the Ljubljana University Environmental Protection. That’s how I learned to never say never. My doctoral thesis will be a socio-technical analysis of, as you might have guessed, the rise and fall of the railways’ network in Slovenia and its neighborhood countries.
If I have intrigued you to interact or even support our intitiative, don’t hesitate and contact us ASAP.”
- Faculty of Design, associated member of the University of Primorska: Senior Lecturer in Design Management.
- University of Ljubljana: doctoral student at the interdisciplinary doctoral programme Environmental Protection.