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Drawing the positives from COP27

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katrin Eggenberger, Advisory Board Member, Pahl Peace Prize Foundation, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Culture of the Principality of Liechtenstein As the world economy powers ahead into a fourth industrial revolution, a growing chorus of international […]

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Singapore is leading the way in recycling wastewater. What can it teach the rest of the world?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Singapore is taking the “waste” out of its wastewater by turning sewage into safe, clean drinking water using an advanced filtration and treatment system. The Changi Water Reclamation Plant forms the core […]

EU and Canada launch formal negotiations for association to Horizon Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, another milestone towards deeper science collaboration between the European Union and Canada has been achieved: the Commission and the Canadian Government are launching formal negotiations for Canada to join Horizon Europe. Association to Horizon Europe is the strongest form of collaboration offered by […]

Ukraine: Commission presents options to make sure that Russia pays for its crimes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission presented today different options to Member States to make sure that Russia is held accountable for the atrocities and crimes committed during the war in Ukraine. The Commission is proposing to create a new structure to manage frozen and immobilised public Russian […]

WTO panel rules against Indonesia’s export limitations on raw materials

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU welcomes the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) clear ruling confirming that Indonesia’s export ban and domestic processing requirement on nickel ore violates WTO rules. The WTO panel report was made public today. The WTO panel upheld all EU claims against Indonesia. First of […]

What does the future hold for Japan’s railways after 150 years of service?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Naoko Kutty, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum 2022 marks the 150th anniversary of Japan’s railway system, which began service between Shimbashi and Yokohama in 1872. After the Meiji Restoration, Japan urgently needed to establish a transportation network to […]

12 ecopreneurs restoring land and livelihoods in the Sahel

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kaya Bülbül, Digital Producer, World Economic Forum, Gianluca Gygax, Community Specialist, Uplink, 1t.org The Sahel region of Africa is one of the regions on Earth that is most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Already, millions of […]

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Business

Hybrid working: Why your company should embrace digital soft skills

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matias Acosta, CEO, Shaping Horizons, Alumni, Global Shapers Community At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly nine in 10 (87%) of workers lacked cognitive, interpersonal, and leadership soft skills for the future labour market. Now, as the […]

These 4 cities are encouraging people to protect biodiversity. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content Half of the world’s population lives in cities. That is projected to grow to two-thirds, or almost seven billion people by 2050. Rapid urbanization poses a threat to wildlife and nature. Around […]

Decarbonizing real estate: How to price the net zero transition to avoid a ‘carbon bubble’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kalin Bracken, Lead, Real Estate, World Economic Forum Real estate is the largest asset class in the world and it’s also one of the most significant contributors to global carbon emissions. As recognition of the existential threat of […]

6 ways the pharmaceutical industry can reduce its climate impact

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jayasree K. Iyer, CEO, Access to Medicine Foundation Health and climate are inextricably linked, from the impact of extreme weather on food security to air pollution due to wildfires or the growing spread of infectious diseases. Wherever we […]

The chemical industry can wean itself off fossil raw materials. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlie Tan, Lead, Low Carbon Emitting Technologies (LCET) initiative, World Economic Forum, Holger Vegelan, Managing Director, Chemicals and Natural Resources, Accenture The chemical industry is a cornerstone of the global economy and is essential for all goods-manufacturing industrial […]

What did COP27 accomplish and what actions can we expect as a result?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antonia Gawel, Head, Climate; Deputy Head, Centre for Nature & Climate Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Nathan Cooper, Lead, Partnerships and Engagement Strategy, Climate Action Platform, World Economic Forum COP27 was dubbed the Africa COP […]

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Why ‘fire drills’ are key for cybersecurity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum, Abhinav Chugh, Content and Partnerships Lead, Expert Network and Content Partners, World Economic Forum Industry experts are urging organizations across sectors to prepare for cyber attacks. The call to action comes […]

Opinion: How restrictive data laws erode internet freedom

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Okman, Co-Founder, Nord Security The future of internet governance is currently being shaped by governments across the world. Digital policies are undergoing fundamental changes, affecting both the levels of freedom we can enjoy in the digital era […]

Digital skills: How businesses and policymakers can respond to future demand in the labour market

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sander van ‘t Noordende, CEO, Randstad Group, Stefano Scarpetta, Director, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD Digital technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT) and cloud computing are fundamentally reshaping the world of work. The […]

From dinosaur footprints to US-EU data: The latest in artificial intelligence

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum 1. Biden administration implements US-EU data sharing framework US President Joe Biden signed an executive order last month that will see […]

How game-changing tech is transforming cancer care in India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Satyanarayana Jeedigunta, Chief Advisor, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution India, World Economic Forum, Sunita Nadhamuni, Head, Global Social Innovation, Dell Technologies In a new World Economic Forum white paper, the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, India […]

How digital solutions can help combat premature deaths from non-communicable diseases

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cameron Fox, Project Lead, Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum, Lorna Friedman, Senior Partner, Health Transformation and Sustainability, Mercer One of the clearest metrics for defining healthy lives is longevity. As a metric, longevity […]

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Drawing the positives from COP27

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katrin Eggenberger, Advisory Board Member, Pahl Peace Prize Foundation, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Culture of the Principality of Liechtenstein As the world economy powers ahead into a fourth industrial revolution, a growing chorus of international […]

The EU cultural sector is bouncing back from the pandemic. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content, Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Formative Content When was the last time you went to a theatre, listened to live music or attended another type of cultural event IRL (in real life)? COVID-19 lockdowns […]

Air quality in Europe is improving, and the other climate change stories you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. News in brief: Top climate change stories to read this week Air quality in Europe is improving, but it still poses high risks according to the European Environment Agency (EEA). Exposure […]

From dinosaur footprints to US-EU data: The latest in artificial intelligence

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum 1. Biden administration implements US-EU data sharing framework US President Joe Biden signed an executive order last month that will see […]

Global Healthcare Disparities: What can we do to reduce them?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Miss Tashfeen Nasira, a third-year medical student currently studying at Amna Inayat Medical College, Pakistan. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily […]

Health Inequities and the role of medical schools and students in tackling them

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Dr. Kartikeya Ojha, Dr. Shampa Gupta, and Ms. Shreya Nandan, all Global Health advocates. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect […]

Health inequities: How can medical students tackle inequalities in health around the world?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. MBONYINSHUTI Eruine, a second year medical student at university of Rwanda. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Injustice through Inequality: A Dystopian Future of Healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Krish Keswani, currently a second year student at the GMERS Medical College , Gotri in Vadodara, India. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and […]

Social Trajectory: a Fundamental Perspective for Health Treatment

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Júlia Demuner, a medical student at Universidade Vila Velha, Brazil. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Teenage pregnancy as a consequence of a socioeconomic factor

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Isabela Silvestri, born in 2002 in Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Flores da Cunha, nowadays she lives in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil where is enrolled as a medical student at Universidade de Pernambuco (UPE). She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial […]

Sexual health in Mexican indigenous women

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Hassler Stefan Macías Sánchez, a fourth-year medical student at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla in San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, México. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly […]

Monkeypox, an emerging pandemic

This article was written for The European Sting by one of our passionate readers, Ms. Maryam Omar Alamodi, a 4th year medical student at Alfaisal University, college of Medicine in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. While the world is […]

Medicine as a political act

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gabriella Caroline Andrioni, a twenty-one-year-old woman and a fifth-year medical student at the Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, in the interior of Brazil. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

Tackling Health Inequities: Together we can be the change

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Beth Elinor Stinchcombe, a third-year medical student from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily […]

How Can Medical Students Tackle Health Inequities around the World?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Anthony Collins, a fourth year Medical Student from UWI Mona in Kingston, Jamaica. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect […]

Health Inequities: Can we delay anymore?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Anika Tabassum Totini, a student of Bangladesh Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Public understanding of health inequality and our duty

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Alaa Alfadel, Final year medical student at the University of Almughtaribeen, Sudan. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Inflation in Europe: Could your morning coffee become a ‘luxury’?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Inflation is putting pressure on household budgets across the world. But how can you tell what the headline rate of price increases will mean for you? Headline inflation across the 19 countries […]

3 charts that show the state of Europe’s energy crisis right now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent curtailment of gas flows to Europe has pushed international prices to new highs, with market turbulence expected to continue in 2023, according to the International Energy […]

From ‘heropreneurship’ to activating changemakers: What is the future of social entrepreneurship in Europe?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kenny Clewett, Head of Venture Europe, Ashoka, Claire Davenport, Communications Manager, Ashoka Changemakers When we look at the rising generation of social entrepreneurs in Europe, we are observing a shift – entrepreneurs are focused less on solving problems […]

Inflation’s paradigm shift, explained

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matthew Blake, Head of Shaping the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems, World Economic Forum, Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The global economy is under attack from an insidious force: inflation. How entrenched in the psyches […]

California’s economy may surpass Germany’s, but what’s beneath the numbers?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum “The future always looks good in a golden land,” one of California’s most clear-eyed chroniclers wrote, “because no one remembers the past.” I lived a large chunk of my […]

Bend It Like Scholz: Can Germany show the way to heal the EU-China relations?

That the EU-China relations have been facing challenges is not news. Lately we have been witnessing a change of course in the EU’s stance towards its biggest trade partner. Just a couple of years ago the EU started this turmoil by calling China “systemic rival” while the European Parliament froze the Comprehensive Investment Agreement (CAI). […]

Europe is bolstering energy sector resilience. But cyber risk remains a major vulnerability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Akshay Joshi, Head of Industry and Partnerships, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum, Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Russia’s war in Ukraine has created one of the most significant energy crises in Europe in recent memory. […]

3 charts that show the state of Europe’s energy crisis right now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent curtailment of gas flows to Europe has pushed international prices to new highs, with market turbulence expected to continue in 2023, according to the International Energy […]

Depression in disguise

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Siddhi Khushalani, second year MBBS student of GMERS Gotri Vadodara, India. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Europe’s ‘green energy corridor’ plan: What you need to know about the global energy crisis this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roberto Bocca, Head of Shaping the Future of Energy and Materials; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. News in brief: Energy stories from around the world Ukrainians are facing […]

The issue of mental health and suicide prevention

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Umair Gondal, a Pakistani undergraduate foreign medical student,now in Second Year at International School of Medicine – International University of Kyrgyzstan. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly […]

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention: How can we reduce the risk?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Tashfeen Nasira, a third-year medical student currently studying at Amna Inayat Medical College, Pakista. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily […]

Ways to Prevent Suicide: the Role of Governments & Youths

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Tala Nasser, a medical student at Saint Joseph University, Lebanon. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Shreya Nandan, Dr. Shampa Gupta, and Dr. Kartikeya Ojha, four Health advocates. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Mental illness: A ghost in a shell

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sadia Khalid, early-stage researcher (ESRs) at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

How can the state and the youth community actively help in preventing suicides?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Panos Syriopoulos, a 23 years old and has studied Medicine in the University of Patras since 2017. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and […]

When little hands work together, the possibilities are endless

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Naida Salković, a fourth-year medical student at Bosnia and Herzegovina’s University of Tuzla. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect […]

Depression and suicide threatening our society

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Dr. Muhsin Öznaneci, an IFMSA alumni, who worked in National and International Levels at IFMSA and he is a newly graduated MD in December 2021. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

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