Our story

Omni institute

Established in 2018, with big steps toward re-establishing cross-border missing links and upgrading railway network in Slovenia and its border regions.

Our story

Omni institute

Established in 2018, with big steps toward re-establishing cross-border missing links and upgrading railway network in Slovenia and its border regions.

What we propose?

4 core & 7 comprehensive
railway corridors in TEN-T

We are the initiative to completely upgrade railway network in Slovenia, which in the 21st century has less railway lines than at the beginning of the 20th century. To us, to our members and partners this is unacceptable.

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 in Murska Sobota on August 2nd, 2018.

From an inter-regional initiative in two countries, we have grown into an international initiative in six countries. That's why we designed four core and seven comprehensive TEN_T cross-border railway corridor proposals, in the first place  to use the potential of existing railways in Slovenia and its border regions—while simultaneously re-establishing frequent railway cross-border connections. That's our promise.

In the meantime, several other members approached the institute. Currently, Mobilitatis Omni has more than dozen organisational members. Membership of the institute is growing steadily. We accept also personal-based membership in the MBTT Club.
Director's story

A Don Quixote's
journey of railway &
cycling infrastructure development

With the formalisation of a rather crazy idea, in 2018, first founders—and all subsequent members of the institute—had given to the director of the Mobilitatis Omni a mandate to develop the initiative further. Borders have been neglected for a very long time, its about time we re-establish the border missing links and cross-border railway connections. Learn more about our founders and members and consider supporting us. Thank you.
Marko Savić director of the Mobilitatis Omni institute

Marko Savić

Director of the Institute
“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 provided support to formalise this civic initiative into an institute. Alone, without this support of founders, members, colleagues, and friends, I wouldn’t be able to run this initiative, which is based on a rather crazy idea. To re-construct a railway border bridge—and other missing cross-border railway links—that was mined more than 75 year ago. 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. If you, as we do, think that it is unacceptable that Slovenia and its border regions have less railway lines in the 21st century than they had at the beginning of the 20th century, please, joins and support as. Either as an organisational member or join personally to our MBTT Club.

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: former Senior Lecturer in Design Management.
  • University of Ljubljana: doctoral student at the interdisciplinary doctoral programme Environmental Protection.
  • Cona.center, beach volleyball development hub: Hub’s Director.
  • Noli Oblivisci Me, Conference on Dementia: Conference Manager.