It’s time to gang up: a personal conflict on discrepancies in the medical community

  This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Mr. Federico Mazzola, a first year surgical resident at the cantonal hospital of Solothurn, Switzerland. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

Anti-vaccers: does the empty can rattle the most?

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Ms. Róża Ludwikowska, a 5th year medical student of Jagellonian University in Kraków, Poland. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Anti-vaccination movement affecting youth in Europe

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms. Blanca Paniello, student in Biomedicine in Barcelona, Spain and Ms. Viktoria Kastner, medical student in Wuerzburg, Germany. They form part of the Standing Committee on Public Health Regional Assistants for Europe of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

Are we at the edge of anti-vaccination health crisis?

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Mr. Jan Harpula, a 5th  year med student at the Medical University of Silesia interested in the field of cardiology and radiology. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the […]

Hungary: people born in the 2020s won’t have legal rights any more to buy tobacco

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Ms. Zsanett Dren, a 5th year medical student from University of Debrecen, Hungary. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Slovakia and its failure to abide by the European law

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Ms. Barbara Čolláková, a fourth-year medical student at the Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily […]

Is it too soon to hope for a tobacco free Romania?

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Alexandru-Constantin Sîrbu, Horea Chirilă and Teodor Blidaru, three 5th year medical students from Romania, currently leading the Romanian Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (FASMR), a national member organization of IFMSA. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed […]

The European Youth explains the age gap in European business in the 21st century

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by David Gomes, the President of JADE – European Confederation of Junior Enterprises (JADE). The opinions discussed in this article belong to the writer. The age gap has become a hot topic nowadays, especially when in workplaces many people start to feel the difference among different generations. […]

Tobacco-free public space – how is the European law executed in my country?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Sophie Gepp and Ms Laura Jung, the National Public Health Officers of the German Medical Students Association (bvmd). They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

“A Junior Enterprise is run only by students.. there are no professors or managers that can help you solve your problems”

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Alex Lanaro, the Treasurer of JADE – European Confederation of Junior Enterprises (JADE). I can undoubtedly say that Junior Enterprises changed my life. I started my journey in the network back in May 2016, and my greatest fear was the common one: “Will I have time […]

The Junior Enterprise concept, one of the best ways to develop practical skills

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by David Gomes, the President of JADE – European Confederation of Junior Enterprises (JADE). It is really amazing to start an adventure like the one I decided to take on, especially after 2 years and a half of Junior Enterprise experience, where I learned more than I […]

The European Brain Drain: hard facts and harder truths

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Damir Kurtagić, a 24 years old medical student in his final year at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Brain Drain: Follow your dreams, wherever they might take you

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Catarina Pais Rodrigues, a 4th year medical student from Portugal. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one. […]

Vote at 16 in Malta: next stop Europe

European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. The following article is written by Mr Luis Alvarado Martinez,  President of the European Youth Forum, the biggest umbrella youth organisation in Europe and the world. […]

A strong European Union is a united European Union

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Michaella Alexandrou, a 20-year-old medical student at the University of Athens, Greece. She is currently serving as Local Officer on Human Rights and Peace (LORP). Ms Alexandrou is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to […]

What we take for granted: The EU is not perfect

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Daniel Memarpour, a European medical student, based in Spain, who is a trainer at the IFMSA. Mr Memarpour is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to the writer and does not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

For the future of Europe youth remains a priority

The European Youth Forum welcomes the conclusions of yesterday’s European Council meeting. Leaders met yesterday for the last time in 2016 and have agreed that more should be done for young people. Nevertheless, it is still work in progress to ensure fair opportunities for young people. European leaders reaffirmed their will to fight youth unemployment. […]

Yes, together we can make a change! YO!Fest and EYE 2016

    Guest article written by Salome Modebadze, a YO! Mag correspondent for YO! Fest and the European Youth Event. Are you between 16-30? Do you believe you have the power to change the world for the better? Do you think your power to make a positive change is being underestimated? If yes, follow me […]

European Youth Event 2016 – bridge between youth and policy makers

  Guest article by Ioana Petrescu, YO! Mag correspondent for YO! Fest and the European Youth Event. In a continuously changing world, communication seems to be ever more important. It is in this context that the European Parliament, together with the Youth Forum, is organising the second edition of the European Youth Event in Strasbourg, […]

A new way to teach active citizenship to students?

European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. The following entry is written by Arif Shala,  doctoral student at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. UniCafe, is a new approach in teaching active citizenship. It […]

Presidents of pan-European youth organisations call upon the European Council to preserve the Schengen principles

Dear President Tusk, We are writing to you today as representatives of eleven pan-European youth organisations – representing millions of young people across Europe – because we are seriously worried about the future of the Schengen Area. Open borders are one of Europe’s greatest milestones – we want to keep it that way. The increased […]

Far from a healthy Health Workforce: lack of workforce planning leaves our citizens without access to proper care

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Stijntje Dijk, Liaison Officer for Medical Education issues at the International Federation of Medical  Students’ Associations (IFMSA). We write to you today as the representatives of medical students worldwide to express our deep concern for the access to healthcare as well as the wellbeing of […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Climate change-the biggest global health threat of the 21st century, yet overlooked in climate negotiations?” IFMSA wonders from COP21 in Paris

This article was exclusively co-authored for the Sting by Line Damsgaard, Denmark and Benedetta Rossi, Italy, medical students present at the olympics of climate justice – the 21st Conference of the Parties, COP21. Leading medical journal, The Lancet, has named climate change the “biggest global health threat of the 21st century”. All the while this cross cutting […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Youth voice must be heard in climate change negotiations!”, Bérénice Jond Board Member of European Youth Forum demands from Brussels

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Bérénice Jond, Board Member of the European Youth Forum. We are standing on the edge of the precipice, looking down at a situation which we do not want witness. The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) sounds rather […]

A Young student assesses the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. The following entry is written by Arif Shala,  doctoral student at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an assessment […]

Finally an answer to the hottest question of European youth today: How to make sure Juncker’s Investment Plan works for youth

It was last month, on 25 June 2015, that the ETUC Youth Committee in collaboration with the European Youth Forum organised a rather stimulating conference at the European Economic and Social Committee called “Quality jobs creation for young people: what, how and when?” The Sting was there, attended the conference with interest and at the end made a […]

Social inclusion: how much should young people hope from the EU? 

European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. The following entry is written by by Allan Päll, secretary general of the European Youth Forum. During the EPSCO Council today, Ministers discussed the social and employment aspects of […]

A European young student shares his thoughts on Quality Education

European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. The following entry is written by Arif Shala,  doctoral student at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. By 2020 Europe aspires to have a smart, sustainable and […]

European Youth Forum @ European Business Summit 2015: Why interns should matter to business

Written by Allan Päll, secretary general of the European Youth Forum At this European Business Summit the European Youth Forum will be hosting a “Meet the expert session” on quality internships: what can business do?. We hope to meet with and discuss with many businesses how they can improve their internship schemes or start providing decent […]

The European Youth raises their voices this week in Brussels at Yo!Fest 2015

European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. The following entry is written by Allan Päll, Secretary General of the European Youth Forum YO!Fest is the European Youth Forum’s annual political festival and is our big […]

An Easter Special: Social protection of migrants in Europe as seen through the eyes of European youth

European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. The following entry is written by Arif Shala,  doctoral student at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. Migration is one of the most pressing issues of our […]

A European student just sets the question of the day: What kind of education policies are missing in Europe?

European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. The following entry is written by Arif Shala,  doctoral student at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. The present economic crises is challenging education and training systems […]

Why education and accountability are important for developing countries?

European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. The following entry is written by Arif Shala,  doctoral student at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. What is good governance? What is good governance and why […]