EU institutions should engage more politically to induce change in HIV awareness
14 Jul 2017 – 10:30 | No Comment

Nearly 122,000 are unaware of their HIV infection in Europe. To decrease the number of people who are diagnosed late or are unaware of their infection, new strategies are required to expand targeted HIV testing …

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Policy recommendations for improved treatment of diabetes
29 Sep 2016 – 11:45
Policy recommendations for improved treatment of diabetes

Diabetes is a growing epidemic, affecting nearly 60 million people across Europe. This major public health issue continues to impose a heavy financial burden on health services, making early and appropriate intervention vitally important.  In …

Cities lead by example and go renewable
29 Sep 2016 – 11:29
Cities lead by example and go renewable

In the aftermath of the global climate Paris agreement, the focus now shifts to taking action to limit the impacts of climate change and stabilise global warming. Local authorities involved in the Covenant of Mayors …

How food tax policies can lower the risk of Type 2 Diabetes
29 Sep 2016 – 11:25
How food tax policies can lower the risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes prevention programs are an effective individual-level approach to prevent type 2 diabetes in those at high-risk. Dr Nicola Guess, Division of Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences at King’s College London, says food taxation policies are …

We need stronger political mobilisation and investment
29 Sep 2016 – 11:21
We need stronger political mobilisation and investment

Despite several political engagement efforts and the work of international and national diabetes associations across Europe,  Prof Sehnaz Karadeniz, Chair, IDF Europe, believes that the gravity of the situation is not fully understood by many …

Why Aalborg’s triple helix works?
29 Sep 2016 – 11:03
Why Aalborg’s triple helix works?

Aalborg has been historically involved in championing sustainable development in Europe. Having launched the European Sustainable Cities & Towns Campaign in 1994, the city has played a key role in defining what a sustainable European …

Janssen in diabetes: a lifelong commitment
29 Sep 2016 – 10:42
Janssen in diabetes: a lifelong commitment

With the alarming nature of the human cost of diabetes and the increasing prevalence, Jane Griffiths, Group Chairman, Janssen Europe, Middle East and Africa, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Joohnson & Johnson, reiterates the commitments of …

Boosting cooperation between cities to fight climate change
29 Sep 2016 – 09:40
Boosting cooperation between cities to fight climate change

Mayors and policy makers of more than forty countries from Europe recently gathered in the Basque Country for the 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns. The meeting was an opportunity for scaling up …

Sustainability engine: Resource efficient and resilient cities
29 Sep 2016 – 09:23
Sustainability engine: Resource efficient and resilient cities

Cities are where most of the consumption and production happen today. With growing urbanisation, Dr. Arab Hoballah, UNEP Chief of Sustainable Lifestyles, Cities and Industry says the importance of city-level actions will be reinforced, making …

Why cities are a solution to climate change
29 Sep 2016 – 09:20
Why cities are a solution to climate change

What makes a great city? Currently, cities are facing a variety of interrelated economic, climatic, demographic and social challenges. However, they can transform into great places to live and work by achieving smart growth, doing …

Why Europe should strengthen cooperation between cities
29 Sep 2016 – 09:15
Why Europe should strengthen cooperation between cities

In order to tackle the current challenges of European cities, ROBERTO VIOLA, Director-General of European Commission’s DG CONNECT says ‘cities need to think about joined-up planning, market research, tendering and procurement.’
Smart city solutions can be …