A short history of climate change and the UN Security Council

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karolina Eklöw, Global Shaper, Stockholm Hub Climate change has risen up the Security Council agenda in recent years. Countries’ stances on climate change often mirror other geopolitical aims. While consensus is building, climate change isn’t waiting around. As […]

We must move from egocentric to ecocentric leadership to safeguard our planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shruthi Vijayakumar, Global Shaper, Auckland Hub & Robyn Seetal, Global Shaper, Calgary Hub, Egocentric leadership is at the root of our environmental crisis. We must change the way we understand and relate to the natural world. To do […]

It’s not enough to respond to crises. We need to take action before they happen

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Lowcock, Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) The humanitarian system needs to adopt an anticipatory approach. This will involve greater use of insurance, Catastrophe Bonds, […]

Medical deserts in the European Union: the practicalities of universal health coverage

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Cristina Doran, a 6th year medical student from Bucharest, Romania. 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 […]

3 steps to strengthen Europe’s competitiveness in the digital age

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Lochbihler, Global Director, Public Affairs, Booking.com Europe’s economic advantages include cultural diversity, an educated workforce and public services to support a stable and prosperous business environment. The Digital Single Market (DSM) can help traditional industry sectors take […]

Is Universal Health Coverage really available for all in the European Union?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nweke Ozioma Ruth, a Nigerian medical student, a member of Standing Committee on Sexual reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and Gender Based violence[SCORA]; an organization under Nigerian Medical Students Association which is aimed at providing awareness on issues concerning sexual reproductive health and HIV/AIDS. She is affiliated […]

Europe can be at the heart of tech with purpose

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Wehmeier, Partner and Head of Research, Atomico • Venture-backed, purpose-driven companies represented 12% of all capital invested in Europe in 2019. • Talent and consumers are both demanding start-ups display social commitment. • Only 1 in 5 […]

Global migration, by the numbers: who migrates, where they go and why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content There are an estimated 272 million international migrants – 3.5% of the world’s population. While most people leave their home countries for work, millions have been driven away due to conflict, violence […]

How one traumatised child survived genocide and started a movement for mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Around 8,000 people were killed in Rwanda and the brutality left mental scars. Grace Gatera was diagnosed with PTSD as a young child. She now campaigns to improve access to mental heath […]

From Policy to Reality: Discrepancies in Universal Health Care Systems across the EU

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr Giovanni Cuce’, a first-year medical student at the University of Catania, Italy. He us 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 […]

More Germans are swapping planes for trains because of climate worries

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Domestic flights in Germany have dropped by 12% compared to last year. Train companies in the country are seeing record passenger numbers. Analysts say consumer awareness of the climate crisis is a […]

Universal Health Coverage in the EU: Are we really leaving no one behind?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mara Franke and Martina Steinmaurer, both medical students, representing “GandHI”, the global health project of the german medical student association. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly […]

The next generation is key for a European renaissance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Loic Tassel, President, Europe, Procter & Gamble Europe is perceived by too many as complex and divided. The fact is the region remains a major economic powerhouse. We can tackle Europe’s challenges by partnering with young people. When […]

England’s beavers are back, and they’ve already made a big impact

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Hunted to extinction in Britain, a small number returned a decade ago. Researchers say they’re having a positive impact on wetland ecology. Effects observed include creating new habitats for wildlife. Some people […]

From Policy to Reality: Discrepancies in Universal Health Care Systems across the European Union

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Giovanni Cuce’, a first-year medical student at the University of Catania, Italy. 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 IFMSA’s […]

Will 2020 be the year blockchain overcomes its hype?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sheila Warren, Head of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum In 2019, the focus on blockchain shifted from hype to quality. In 2020, there is an opportunity for blockchain to have a social impact. But projects […]

Will we join hands for a tomorrow without antimicrobial resistance?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Georgio Toumieh, a second year medical student at the American University of Beirut with a biology major and the national public health officer of the Lebanese Medical Students’ International Committee (LeMSIC). He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner […]

Bacteria vs. humans: how to fight in this world war?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Hala KHARMOUDI, a third-year medical student in Marrakech, Morocco. 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 the […]

Lessons in disaster relief from the world’s most cyclone-battered state

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Taruka Srivastav, Media consultant , The state of Odisha in India is the most cyclone-prone in the country. In the last century, out of the 1,019 cyclonic disturbances in the Indian subcontinent, 890 were along the eastern coast, […]

Available mental health services: is it only about professionals or institutions?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maria Adelaida Orozco Vásquez, a 21 years old third-year medicine student from CES university in Medellín, Colombia. 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 […]

The future of energy is being shaped in Asia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Francois Austin, Partner, Oliver Wyman A Frenchman is credited with being the first to discover the photovoltaic effect that produces electricity from sunlight. The first solar panel was built in the US. But when Abu Dhabi decided to […]

We can use plastics to change the world for the better

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lesley Van Staveren, Co-founding director, ReGen Plastics Plastic is often referred to as a material that needs to be eradicated. There is no doubt that the way we use plastics and our understanding of it as a resource […]

It is now the era to evolve mutually as the bacteria do

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Alikya Chipurupalli, a 3rd year medical student studying her undergraduate from European University, Georgia. 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 […]

Antimicrobial resistance: how can an intersectoral approach between society and healthcare professionals be developed and applied?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms Fernanda Melo Gadelha Sarmento, a student from the fourth period of Medicine of the State University of Rio Grande do Norte-UERN. 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 […]

4 simple ways to make your holiday season more sustainable

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 Real Christmas trees can be less harmful to the planet than artificial trees, according to the Rainforest Alliance. Switching to LED holiday lights can reduce energy use by one-third. Making careful decisions […]

An alternative to the future of antimicrobial therapy

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr .Henrique de Castro Veiga, a 19 year old first-year medical student at the Centro Universitário do Planalto Central Apparecido dos Santos (UNICEPLAC), Brasília. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

How powering food storage could end hunger

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roberto Ridolfi, Director, Sustainable Growth and Development, European Commission & Olivier Dubois, Senior Natural Resources Officer, Energy programme, Food and Agriculture Organization More than 250 million tonnes of food is wasted annually in developing countries. Increased access to […]

Why leaders need to upgrade their operating systems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Vernooij, Partner, THNK School of Creative Leadership A more complex world requires organizations to adopt systems approaches and systems leadership. To face the uncertainties of the future, leaders need to upgrade through different forms of mind, like […]

Why it’s time to celebrate migrants

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalization and Development; Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change, University of Oxford & Marie McAuliffe, Head of Migration Policy Research Division, International Organization for Migration Most migration benefits the countries receiving […]

These German businesses are hiring refugees to plug the skills gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexander Court, Marketing communications lead, World Economic Forum What do a German car manufacturer, railway operator and global courier service have in common? They all employ refugees. Volkswagen, the largest carmaker in Europe, Germany’s state-owned railway operator Deutsche […]

Will Boris Johnson’s victory lead to a no-deal Brexit or is there still time?

The leader of the Conservative party was the big winner of the UK elections held last Thursday. Boris Johnson has not only won but also secured the majority that will allow him to promote his Brexit deal and leave the European Union by next January. Mr Johnson’s campaign promises regarding the end of the transition […]

COP25 climate talks: What just happened, and what lies ahead?

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 Some 80 countries promised to increase climate action at the UN talks But only a handful of countries’ commitments are compatible with a 2°C target Businesses and young people are pushing for […]

Quelling antimicrobial resistance: a clinico-pharmacological exigency

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Pat Ashinze, an Igbo-Yoruba Nigerian penultimate medical student at The University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. 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 […]