Mura’s institute for infrastructure development



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Mobilitatis Omni 2021

Hybrid Symposium

Sustainable Infrastructure as a Bridge to connect Cities and Regions

May 12th-14th, 2021;
18:00 (CET)
3-day symposium.

Mobility of All 2021 Symposium. Research Insights, Best Cases, Transport & Mobility Solutions & Networking Opportunities will be here. Will you?

We have three panels available at the symposium and Call for Abstracts and Call for Sessions will be published soon.

3 panels at the symposium:

– Sustainable Mobility Research;
– Transport Infrastructure & Mobility Policy;
– Transport Industry & Mobility Services Solutions.

If you realise that current mobility habits along the Mura and Drava river regions and further in Central and Eastern Europe dominated by private motorised modes result not only in increased congestion and pollution, but also reduce economic progress & social cohesion, then this symposium is a must attend for you.

MiRi, Murska Sobota
Mura’s Institute for infrastructure development

Mobility of All 2021 symposium has a very special mission. To re-establish the Mura River Bridge. That’s why we are signing the Mura’s Bridge Declaration in the Mura-Drava-Rails Network.

To this hybrid symposium we will invite also responsible Ministerss from Slovenia, Austria and European Commissioner and hand over the Declaration. Attend the symposium and support our cause.

MiRi (Mura’s institute for infrastructure development) is a civil initiative to link policies and economy with sustainable mobility for all, physical and mental health and sport through the re-opening of existing cross-border inter-regional railway connections with a simultaneous proposal to establish long-distance bicycling paths along these connections.

The MiRi initiative is for all of us who want frequent, environmental and health friendly cross-border inter-regional connections in the Pannonian area to which many also refer as the European Amazon for all of us . For all of us who come and go daily, weekly and occasionally, not only from the four neighbouring countries to and from the Mura and Drava regions, from Slovenia, Austria, Croatia and Hungary, but also for everyone from the regions of the whole of Central Europe. We invite you to support the initiative by joining today in the Bronze, Silver, Gold or VIP Club MiRi. The more of us there will be, the stronger we will be. Become a member today >


3 key development modules of the MiRi initiative

Close-up: from a big heart with love–locks in Cologne.

[Love] story about the Mura’s bridge or why we stand for a bridge that connects East with West? More >

Graph: Three key MiRi development modules.

We are advocating long-distance cycling routes along the existing cross-border regional lines in four countries and securing crossings over these regional lines. More >

Sketch: rail lines restoration in the regions of the Mura and Drava rivers.

We have to rebuild and upgrade the existing and once (after the Second World War) dismantled railway lines in the Mura and Drava regions of four countries, including the establishment of the missing line. More >


Signing of the Declaration for the Mura’s Bridge

16.10. 2020

12.4. 2021

Submission of the declaration:
15.4. 2021
at the symposium on SIA-Mobility

The founders, members and partners of MiRi had on October 16th, 2020, with the signing of the Declaration for the Mura’s Bridge in the Mura-Drava-line network – marked the opening of the railway, which 130 years ago, connected Spielfeld-Straß, Bad Radkersburg, Gornja Radgona and Ljutomer. That is how we started the campaign for this multi-functional to be Mura’s Bridge. We invite companies, enterprises and municipalities to sign the Declaration as full members of the institute or as individuals by joining the Club MiRi >

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Borna Abramovič, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Borna Abramovič, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb.

Video 📹: Increase mobility of the region using the local railway lines

Herald Ruijters, Director, EU > EC > Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport > Deputy Director-General.

Video 📹: Connecting core and comprehensive networks: promoting mobility beyond the TEN-T

Marko Savić, MA, MBA, Director of the Institute.

Video 📹: Declaration on the Mura‘s Bridge in the Mura-Drava-Rails network

Join with your organization to MiRi and sign the Declaration for the Mura’s Bridge as our full member.

Locks on the rail bridge - cathedarl in the background.

The first co-founders of the institute

MiRi was founded by three companies:

New MiRi members

In the meantime, some other companies and organizations, both from Slovenia and Austria, have already joined MiRi:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Corporate Social Responsibility

“We supported the co-funding of the institute because of the social responsibility to the regional environment.”

Branko Kurbus, Arcont, Chairman of the Board in Retirement

Rating: 5 out of 5.

30 Years of Effort

“We have been striving for more than 30 years to re-establish the railway line between Slovenia and Austria on the border between the two countries in Gornja Radgona and Bad Radkersburg.”

Janez Erjavec, Pomurski sejem, Chairman of the Board

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Exceptional Opportunity

“The railway connection between Slovenia and Austria across the Mura River is an exceptional opportunity for the economy and tourism in these regions.”

Igor Kržan, Reflex, Director-General

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Connecting both sides of the Mura River

“As a company based in Gornja Radgona, we support the reforming of the Mura’s Bridge, because we see it as opening of new opportunities for the local environment, especially in the field of tourism and connecting the people of the countries on both sides of the Mura River.”

Miran Fujs, Arcont, predsednik uprave >

Rating: 5 out of 5.

We should use the railway more

“The MiRi initiative is a good opportunity to connect this part of Slovenia with its neighbors in the Republic of Austria and other parts of the European Union. That is why Cleangrad supports this initiative”

Jernej Zupančič, Cleangrad, direktor >

Mura-Drava-Rails Network (MDR-N)

Let us restore the MDR-N!

  • Mura's Bridge enables 440 kilometres of cross-border rail connections in four countries of Mura and Drava regions.
  • Mura and Drava Rivers Rails Network had 440 rail kilometres in 1924
  • Mura Drava Rails in 1970
  • Missing links in the Mura-Drava-Rails network

Mura’s Bridge

SIA-M (Sustainable, Active and Inclusive Mobility) for all as a bridge to a low-carbon society. A regional, both rail and long-distance cycling hub as a bridge to connections throughout Central Europe. Inter-regional sustainable connections as a bridge to greater security.

Cultural heritage as a bridge to better understanding. Sports, especially volleyball and beach volleyball as a bridge of connections. Sustainable tourism as a bridge to regional development. And regional development as a bridge to the stability of the European Union. Historical milestones as a bridge of co-working.

Last but not least. Love locks on the bridge as universal symbols of love.

Support the re-establishment of the Mura’s Bridge >

Love locks on the Hohenzollern, the railway bridge over the Rhine in Cologne, Germany, as symbols of eternal love.