During the opening ceremony, we shared three perspectives of health!

Europe as a transnational health care space

Health as a tool for success

Optimism as a unifying force


Dr. Sabina Stan

Dr. Sabina Stan is an Assistant Professor in Sociology and Anthropology at the School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health at Dublin City University, Ireland.
Her more recent research and publications have explored collective action in response to healthcare privatization in Europe, and cross-border patient mobility in the context of east-west intra-European migration and the uneven European healthcare space. Currently, she is also acting as Senior Social Scientist in an ERC-funded project looking at labor politics and the new European economic governance in healthcare.

Dr. Marijan Gjukić

Dr. Marijan Gjukić is the mastermind behind the Health Benefits Initiative and the Spiritus Movens of company MD Medicon. Marijan´s strength is providing solutions and troubleshooting health-related problems in a changing and demanding international and intercultural business environment.
In the last 30 years, his job was to collect the best specialists and organize a network to provide a modern and innovative approach to health care services and products.

Siniša Cmrk

Sinisa Cmrk is the co-founder of the World Optimism Day Initiative.
He is the author of a TV program for children in Croatia and a writer for children.
He is an Optimist.
The presentation of the World Optimism Day Initiative aims to raise awareness of the importance of each of us in contributing to changing the world for the better.

For the third year in a row, we met and greeted people important to us enjoying a famous concert during the Viennese Advent in the imperial atmosphere of the Hofburg Palace!