How blockchain accelerates small business growth and development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gabriel Bizama, International Policy Lead, Stellar Development Foundation Blockchain technologies are revolutionizing how small- and medium enterprises (SMEs) are approaching their businesses. In developing economies, blockchain payment solutions can bridge a gap and open new markets for many […]

The Commission steps up action for high quality and inclusive youth volunteering

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As one of the first concrete initiatives under the 2022 European Year of Youth, the Commission published today its proposal for a Council Recommendation on youth volunteering to facilitate transnational youth volunteering under the European Solidarity Corps or other schemes at national level. Recognising […]

European Green Deal: Commission adopts new limits for some of the most harmful chemicals in waste

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted a proposal to protect human health and the environment from some of the most harmful chemicals in waste – Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). The proposal tightens the limits for these chemicals in waste, preventing them from re-entering the economy. […]

What is tuberculosis and why are deaths rising?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Deaths from tuberculosis (TB) have risen for the first time in a decade, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Health Organization estimates the number of people developing TB and dying from […]

Zilda Arns: the brazilian woman who changed children’s lives

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Luísa Eugênio Farias, a second-year medical student at UNICESUMAR, in Maringá, Brazil and Ms. Esther Serman Castro e Silva, a third-year medical student at UFF (Universidade Federal Fluminense), in Niterói, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The […]

10 ways American workers view their future economic opportunities

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 Identity, childcare and financial instability are among the reported barriers to future prosperity. Black respondents were 4.5 times more likely than white respondents to say their race was a barrier to future […]

Learning lessons from across Europe – the hidden costs of COVID-19 on lung cancer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elissa Prichep, Project Lead Precision Medicine, World Economic Forum & Giorgio Scagliotti, Professor of Medical Oncology, University of Torino & Françoise Bartoli, Vice President, Head of Europe and Canada Region, Oncology Business, AstraZeneca Lung cancer is the largest […]

REACT-EU: additional support of €47.5 billion agreed to address impact of COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU institutions reached a provisional agreement on deploying additional EU resources and measures to mitigate the immediate effects of the COVID-19 crisis. On 18 November, European Parliament and Council concluded negotiations on providing assistance to foster crisis repair in response to the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Fake news: What it is, and how to spot it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Fake news! You’d have to have been hiding under a rock not to have heard the term that’s risen in prominence in the past few years, been hijacked by politicians and stoked international political tensions along […]