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Omni institute

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.

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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.

We are the initiative to completely upgrade railway network in Slovenia and its neighbours in Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia—that’s why we designed three core eleven inter-regional TEN-T cross-border railway rorridors, to use the potential of existing railways in Central Europe—whille simultaneously re-opening railway border crossing. That’s our promise.
We started as the initiative to reconstruct the cross-border railway bridge over the Mura river between Slovenia and Austria, in Gornja Radgona and Bad Radkersburg. The initiative was supported and transformed into an institute by the first three founders, companies Arcont and Pomurski sejem from Gornja Radgona, and Teleing Gradnje near Ljutomer. We registered the institute in the court register on August 2nd, 2018.
In the meantime, several other members approached the institute. Currently, Mobilitatis Omni has more than dozen organizational members. Membership of the institute is growing steadily. We accept also personal-based membership in the MBTT Club.
Director's Letter

A Don Quixote's

journey of railway &

cycling infrastructure development


Marko Savić

direktor inštituta Mobilitatis Omni, Murska Sobota; višji predavatelj dizajn managementa na Fakulteti za dizajn, pridruženi članici Univerze na Primorskem; doktorski študent varstva okolja na interdisciplinarnem doktorskem programu Univerze v Ljubljani

“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.

I’m very grateful to the first founders and members of Mobilitatis Omni, who have formalised this civic initiative into an institute. Alone, without the support of founders, members, colleagues, and friends, I wouldn’t be able to run this initiative, which is based on a rather crazy idea. Possibly, that is why the former board president of one of the first founders calls me a ‘Don Quixote’. Make no mistake, we have a professional approach to our mission, but it is my responsibility to professionalise Mobilitatis Omni rather sooner than later. For the international railway corridors and cycling routes development, we need all the support possible.
Alongside my professional career, I have managed to defend two Masters’ of Sciences, the former in Anthropology of Everyday Life at the AMEU Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis and the latter in General Management at the international master’s program of the University Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business.

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.”

My affiliations:

  • 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.
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