Director of the Institute Mobilitatis Omni, Murska Sobota; Senior Lecturer in Design Management at the Faculty of Design, Associated Member of the University of Primorska; Doctoral Student of Environmental Protection at the interdisciplinary doctoral programme of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
“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 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, that is based on a rather crazy idea. Possibly, that is why 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 this railway and cycling routes development, we will 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.
Although I never planned it – that’s why I say never say never –, after several years of looking around for an appropriate option, in autumn 2018 I finally enrolled in the interdisciplinary doctoral program of the Ljubljana University – Environmental Protection. My doctoral thesis will be a socio-technical analysis of (you might have guessed) the rise and fall of the Mura and Drava Rails network.
If I have intrigued you to interact with me, don’t hesitate and contact me ASAP.”