More than 1 in 6 young adults in the EU were not in education or work in 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content More than one in six young adults in the European Union were not in employment, education or training (NEET) in 2020, Eurostat data shows. Young women were more affected than men. The […]

2020 EU Budget: Performance report highlights swift and global EU response to the coronavirus crisis while supporting key EU priorities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU budget has helped ensure a swift and comprehensive EU response to the coronavirus crisis and its consequences, while supporting overarching EU priorities. This involved mobilising financial resources rapidly and flexibly to address the most pressing needs, without making any compromise on applying […]

Assessing the Commission’s 2020 Rule of Law report

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs take stock of developments and propose ways to improve the EC’s approach moving forward, with an eye set on the upcoming 2021 report on the rule of law in the EU. The Civil Liberties Committee approved the own-initiative report by Domènec Ruiz Devesa […]

Coronavirus and sourdough – this is what we searched for online in 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Billions of Google searches show some topics had a surge of interest in 2020. Many searches reflect global impact of the COVID pandemic. Kobe Bryant, Joe Biden, Zoom, dalgona coffee and fostering […]

This is the online course 2020 needed

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content COVID-19 and economic recession are fuelling anxieties at home, work and school. Helping teachers and students to identify and manage their emotions has never been more important. Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence […]

2020: a year for the history books, in visuals

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 The pandemic and other calamities endured in the past 12 months underscore the need to rebuild in more sustainable ways. The World Economic Forum has compiled a visual recap of what’s been […]

2020 feels like dark fiction. Here’s how science can inspire a better future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nick Pyenson, Curator, Fossil Marine Mammals, Smithsonian Institution & Alex Dehgan, Co-founder and CEO , Conservation X Labs Wildfires, climate change, biodiversity loss and the pandemic are all signs of how humanity’s relationship with nature has changed. Scientists […]

The 2020 Sakharov Prize awarded to the democratic opposition in Belarus

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The democratic opposition in Belarus has been awarded the 2020 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. European Parliament President David Sassoli announced the laureates in the Brussels plenary chamber at noon on Thursday, following an earlier decision by the Conference of Presidents (President and […]

Syrian crisis: EU mobilises an overall pledge of €6.9 billion for 2020 and beyond

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At the fourth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the Region”, the international community pledged a total of €6.9 billion for Syria and the main countries hosting Syrian refugees for 2020 and beyond. Of this amount, the European Union overall pledged […]

Tourism and transport: Commission’s guidance on how to safely resume travel and reboot Europe’s tourism in 2020 and beyond

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission presents a package of guidelines and recommendations to help Member States gradually lift travel restrictions and allow tourism businesses to reopen, after months of lockdown, while respecting necessary health precautions. The Commission’s guidance aims to offer people the chance to get […]

Eastern Partnership: Commission proposes new policy objectives for beyond 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have put forward a proposal for the long-term policy objectives of the Eastern Partnership beyond 2020. These aim at increasing trade, strengthening connectivity and deepening economic integration […]

All for equality – 2020 is a pivotal year for Gender Equality

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On International Women’s Day, the European Parliament celebrates the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA). For this year’s International Women’s Day on 8 March, the European Parliament is marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration […]

CEOs say these 4 factors will shape business in 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harriet Jenkins More than half of CEOs believe the rate of global economic growth will decline, according to PwC’s Annual Global CEO Survey. Uncertainty is fueling this record level of pessimism. Climate change could provide a positive opportunity […]

The best companies to work for in 2020, according to Glassdoor

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 Job-seeker site Glassdoor reveals its list of the best places to work in 2020. Workers across nine countries reviewed and rated their jobs, work culture and employers. HubSpot was voted the best […]

10 ways regulators need to change in 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lisa Witter, Co-Founder and Executive Chairperson, Apolitical & Jaee Samant, Director-General, Market Frameworks, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of the United Kingdom We need a more agile approach to regulation that supports and adapts to the […]

What young people can teach world leaders about mental health in 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Naeem Dalal, Global Shaper, Lusaka Hub & Jazz Thornton, Founder, The Voices of Hope With 75% of mental health challenges starting in adolescence, young people are leading the way in youth mental health treatment, services and support; Nationally […]

Why 2020 is a turning point for cybersecurity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alois Zwinggi, Managing Director and Head, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Marco Pineda, Head of Security and Innovation, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Daniel Dobrygowski, Head of Governance and Policy, Centre for Cybersecurity, World […]

Mobility in 2020: a female perspective

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Frieda Bellmann, Strategic designer, White Octopus & Lieke Ypma, Innovation strategist, White Octopus & Diana Polack, City designer, City of Berlin Mobility is not gender neutral, and may have a male bias Women have different needs and behaviours […]

5 ways to get your business ready for AI in 2020

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 90% of executives see promise in the use of artificial intelligence. AI set to add $15.7 trillion to global economy. Only 4% planning major deployment of technology in 2020. They say you […]

Here are 5 new green laws coming into force in 2020

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 We have just 10 years left to tackle the climate crisis, according to the UN. More countries are introducing laws to help end practices harmful to the environment. Plastic and pollution are […]

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 […]

In 2020 Asia will have the world’s largest GDP. Here’s what that means

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Praneeth Yendamuri, Partner, Bain & Company & Zara Ingilizian, Head of Shaping the Future of Consumption; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Business must adapt to a rapidly growing middle class changing consumer behaviour and profiles. […]

Resettlement: EU Member States’ pledges exceed 30,000 places for 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission announced financial support for Member States that collectively pledged more than 30,000 resettlement places for 2020 at the first Global Refugee Forum in Geneva. Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life Margaritis Schinas said: “Resettlement is a European success story […]

3 ways to make the 2020s the decade we close the gender gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director, World Economic Forum At the present rate of progress, it could take us nearly 100 years to get to gender parity. Since 2006, the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index has been measuring […]

Warsaw wins 2020 Access City Award for making the city more accessible to citizens with disabilities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The 2020 Access City Award goes to the city of Warsaw, in Poland. By involving people with disabilities and accessibility needs in its endeavour to make the city more accessible, Warsaw was able to make a substantial overall improvement to the city’s ease of […]

EU Budget 2020 conciliation talks suspended

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. After making every effort to reach a compromise on an adequate EU budget for 2020 during long hours on Friday, Parliament and Council have suspended the talks without agreement. The discussions will continue on Monday 18 November, the last day of the conciliation period. […]

MEPs adopt plan to keep 2020 EU funding for UK in no-deal Brexit scenario

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. UK researchers, students and farmers should continue to get EU support in the event of a no-deal Brexit, under provisions adopted by the full house on Tuesday. Parliament approved a measure to make sure that EU funds for 2020 are fully available if the […]

EU investment budget for 2020 must focus on the Europe of tomorrow

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Budget MEPs want the EU to rise to the climate challenge, help the young and strengthen the economy, in a vote on Tuesday on their position on the 2020 EU budget. The Budgets Committee has boosted many programmes and projects, which contribute to fighting […]

5 ways for business leaders to win in the 2020s

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Miki Tsusaka, Senior Partner, Managing Director and Global Marketing Leader, Boston Consulting Group As a chief spokesperson on corporate diversity for Boston Consulting Group, I’m frustrated to find myself here – again – raising the issue when so little […]

Kenya wants to run entirely on green energy by 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Kenya’s president has announced plans to move the country to 100% green energy by 2020, as it scales up renewable investment. With an eye on sustainable development, President Uhuru Kenyatta aims to help […]

EU Telecoms deal: Fees on calls across the EU capped and 5G network by 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU citizens will have access to a 5G network by 2020 and see the costs of their international calls capped, thanks to a provisional deal reached on Tuesday night. An end to expensive international calls New measures to protect smartphone users, including refunds An […]

The global liberal order is in trouble – can it be salvaged, or will it be replaced?

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Research Director, Igarapé Institute The global liberal order is coming unstuck. After a 70-year run, the future of liberal democracy, open markets and common security agreements hang in the balance. There are red flags just about […]

Happens now in Brussels: Green Week sets the EU and global climate policy agenda

Brussels is all green this week. The eyes of Europe are focusing these days on the Egg Centre, where the 2014 edition of the Green Week is taking place. The conference centre in Rue Bara is hosting the biggest annual event on European environmental policy, whose theme this year is “Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency and Waste”. […]