Medical Deserts

“Medical deserts imply the inability of a given population (and/or a population group) to access health services, or the state of isolation when it comes to receiving health services, based on three categories of quantitative and qualitative barriers (‘dimensions’), which are interrelated and dependent on each other, in varying degrees and modalities.” Continue Reading →


Water Innovation Lab Join us! Danube+ Water Innovation Lab include community building and cross-cultural communication exercises, sessions focused on watershed management with presentations from experienced experts in their fields and 21st-century entrepreneurship skills training for a bio-based green and blue economy. A circular economy seeks to redefine growth, underpinned by Continue Reading →


One of Europe’s urgent health challenges for the 21st century is medical desertification. Medical deserts are isolated or depopulated areas with such significant falling numbers of medical practitioners and overall health workforce shortages that they hamper health worker availability and exacerbate health inequalities in the population, especially among vulnerable groups. We – six civil society organisations of the European consortium project Action for Health and Equity Addressing medical Deserts (AHEAD) – aim to reduce these health inequalities by addressing medical desertification in Europe. Continue Reading →

Danube+ Water Innovation Lab

Danube+ Calling: OUR WATER IN THE DANUBE NEEDS INNOVATIONThe Media Education Centre’s new partner Waterlution, Canada with Water Innovation Labs (WILs) are front-running, immersive leadership development experiences designed to accelerate collaborative innovation, fast-track global knowledge-sharing and devise new innovations that improve water security for the planet. To date, 16 WIL Continue Reading →

AHEAD – Action for Health and Equity – Addressing Medical Deserts

The Project AHEAD will address the challenge of medical deserts and medical desertification in Europe in an effort to help reduce health inequalities. The Project’s objective is to provide support to policy makers in selected Member States and other eligible countries to define, design and implement evidence-based and context-specific reforms Continue Reading →


With an increasingly ageing population, older people are a significantly important segment of society who cannot be left behind. And within the older demographic, the very old are growing fastest. However, almost all digital technology consumer products and services are designed, produced and exclusively marketed by and for younger people. Continue Reading →


We are CALLING you to THINK about the three additional key areas: a. Mitigation Strategy: to generate momentum for ambitious (Inter)Nationally Determined Contributions and long-term strategies to achieve the SDG goals of the UN Agenda 2030.b. Youth Engagement and Public Mobilization: To mobilize people worldwide to take action on climate Continue Reading →

UN Economic and Social Council

January 2016 marks the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Since its first meeting in London in 1946, under the inaugural Presidency of Sir Ramaswami Mudaliar of India, ECOSOC has served as the central platform of the UN for addressing global economic, social and related Continue Reading →