Founder and director of Sopotniki

In 2014, Marko Zevnik, founder and director of the Sopotniki (meaning: Co-travellers) organisation, and a group of friends set up a free transport service for the elderly from three municipalities from the Karst and Brkini region. With the rapid growth of satisfied users in the following years, the enthusiastic initiative grew into an organised and systematised service, which today operates in 16 municipalities, where over 350 volunteer drivers with 18 dedicated vehicles provide transportation to more than 3,400 elderly users and employ 16 people. Recognised social innovation as a mobility solution is based on our developed technological solutions, and at the same time, directs all attention to genuine contact between volunteers and users.