Director of the Institute
“As a railway child, it's not much of a surprise that I started the initiative to re-open cross-border railway connections. Nevertheles, it came as a big surprise to learn the findings of the analysis we did with professor Borna Abramović and realised that eight out of eleven railway northern-border crossings of the former country with Italy, Austria and Hungary were closed in the times of the Cold War.
Institute that is today Mobilitatis Omni would not be possible 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 neighbourhood regions.
If I have intrigued you to interact or even support our initiative, don't hesitate and contact us ASAP."
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