The challenge of palliative care in universal health coverage

This article was written by Ms. Maria Luisa Colpini Meurer and Mr. Mateus Henrique Aderaldo Amichi. Maria L. C. Meurer is a 3rd year medical student and a member of IFMSA Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

How cloud technology is helping migrants stay safe during the pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Measures to control COVID-19 have created new difficulties for vulnerable migrants and internally displaced people living in congested sites with limited access to water and sanitation facilities. The ability to gather, process and analyse large amounts of data from […]

This start-up has developed a way for businesses to quickly compost food waste

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 Composting food waste into fertilizer can take up to two years. But now a Malaysian start-up has cut that time to just 24 hours. It’s created an odourless way to tackle food […]

9th Euronest Assembly: new perspectives for a post COVID-19 Eastern Partnership

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Post COVID-19 recovery, the situation in Belarus, and countering energy security threats in the Eastern Partnership on the agenda for 19-20 April. Members of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly will meet remotely for the 9th Ordinary Session on Tuesday, 20 April. The Assembly is comprised […]

EU allocates an additional €9 million to support the most vulnerable in Myanmar following the coup d’état

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the EU has stepped up its response to assist those in need in Myanmar in the context of the recent military coup, with the allocation of an additional €9 million in emergency humanitarian aid to support the most vulnerable. The critical reinforcement of […]

Heading back to the cinema, theatre or a concert? Here are 3 ways the arts are adapting to COVID-19

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 Around the world, the arts industry is adapting to the challenges of COVID-19. Masks, testing and temperature checks will be required. Some countries are using a COVID passport for entry. 57% of […]

Relevance of palliative care in current medicine and Universal Health Coverage

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Luana Izabela Azevedo de Carvalho and Ms. Mariane Marques Queiróza, two second year medical students at the State University of Amazonas (UEA), Amazonia, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

Here’s how the aviation sector is stopping cyberattacks from getting off the ground

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rashad Karaky, Aviation Cybersecurity Officer, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) & Saulo Da Silva, Chief Global Interoperable Systems Section, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) & Sylvain Lefoyer, Deputy Director, Aviation Security and Facilitation, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) […]

European Solidarity Corps 2021-2027: First call for proposals to support youth volunteering activities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today launched the first call for proposals under the new European Solidarity Corps 2021-2027. The European Solidarity Corps supports young people wishing to engage in volunteering activities in a variety of areas ranging from helping people in need to supporting health […]

Palliative Care: the guarantee of a Human Right

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Loren Dias Braga Barroso and Luísa Silva de Azevedo, both first-year medical students at the State University of Rio Grande do Norte (UERN) in Mossoró, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Katerina Drakos, a 5th year medical student from the Lisbon School of Medicine and is a member of the Medical Students Association of Portugal,. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

Palliative care effectiveness at Universal Health Care: an eminent need

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Letícia Yoshie Ueda, 21 years old, 2nd year of medical school, academic at Centro Universitário Ingá (UNINGÁ) – PR, Brazil. 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 […]

How slowing down the cashless frenzy could ensure a more inclusive society in East Asia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yunzhong Cheng, Strategic Partnership Lead, Asia , World Economic Forum In Asia, South Korea is the cashless champion, while Japan remains loyal to cash. Elderly, rural and low-income groups lack the digital communications equipment, network access, and digital-finance […]

5 milestones in green energy

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 has not slowed the rise globally in sustainable energy sources. 2020 saw unprecedented demand, adding 260GW of capacity. Solar power is now the cheapest source of electricity in history, says the […]

Fighting trafficking in human beings: new strategy to prevent trafficking, break criminal business models, protect and empower victims

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is presenting today a new Strategy on Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings (2021-2025), focusing on preventing the crime, bringing traffickers to justice and protecting and empowering victims. Between 2017 and 2018, there were more than 14,000 registered victims within the European Union. […]

Countries must rethink tariffs on bio-manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thaddeus Burns, Head of Life Science Government & Public Affairs, Merck & Jennifer Brant, CEO and Founder, Innovation Insights COVID-19 has shown the global manufacturing capacity for vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics is insufficient to support an effective pandemic […]

NextGenerationEU: Commission gets ready to raise up to €800 billion to fund the recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today taken steps to ensure that borrowing under the temporary recovery instrument NextGenerationEU will be financed on the most advantageous terms for EU Member States and their citizens. The Commission will use a diversified funding strategy to raise up to around […]

COVID-19 has left many employees in the lurch. What’s next for the global workforce?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roz Ho, Global Head of Software, HP The disruption caused by the pandemic and accelerating innovation will impact workforces, work cultures and industries for years to come. The rate of job creation remains higher than job destruction, though […]

Digital Green Certificate: MEPs seek clarifications regarding the travel facilitation tool

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On Tuesday, MEPs quizzed Commissioner Reynders on the recently proposed Digital Green Certificate and discussed data protection aspects with the EDPS. In the Civil Liberties Committee on Tuesday, Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders underscored the proposal’s aim to facilitate free movement and non-discrimination of […]

The Recruitment of Children as Soldiers Explained

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Ms. Katarzyna Rybarczyk, a Political Correspondent. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. Children should never take part in armed conflicts. In fact, as UNICEF says, the use of child soldiers by armed groups […]

Team Europe increased Official Development Assistance to €66.8 billion as the world’s leading donor in 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU and its 27 Member States have significantly increased their Official Development Assistance (ODA) for partner countries to €66.8 billion in 2020. This is a 15% increase in nominal terms and equivalent to 0.50% of collective Gross National Income (GNI), up from 0.41% […]

Palliative Care: an approach to comprehensive care in Universal Health Coverage

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Larissa Sena de Lucena, a 4th year medical student at UNIFAP-Macapá and Ms. Anna Valeska Procópio de Moura Mendonça, a psychologist and professor in the Medicine course at the Federal University of Amapá. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial […]

How COVID-19 is helping Oman develop a future-ready workforce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sami Al Asmi, Curator, Muscat Hub The COVID-19 pandemic has hastened the digitalization of many Omani companies and made part-time and remote work a new reality; Oman’s workforce will need access to information on these emerging opportunities and […]

8 charts that show the impact of race and gender on technology careers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content 57% of women working in tech have experienced gender discrimination in the workplace, compared to just 10% of men, according to career website Dice. Black respondents were more likely to have experienced racial […]

3 pressing urban problems Indian cities must solve in the post-COVID recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Suchi Kedia, Community Specialist, Regional Agenda – India and South Asia, World Economic Forum & Kadambari Shah, Senior Associate, IDFC Institute & Harshita Agrawal, Associate, IDFC Institute • The pandemic revealed how Indian cities dependent on those working […]

These Dutch cities will allow only zero-emission deliveries by 2025

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 If online deliveries continue with fossil-fuel trucks, emissions will increase by a third. So cities in the Netherlands will allow only emission-free delivery vehicles after 2025. The government is giving delivery firms […]

Humanitarian aid: EU allocates €54.5 million to Africa’s Great Lakes region

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU has announced today new funding of €54.5 million in humanitarian aid. This life-saving assistance will be devoted to the most vulnerable people affected by human-made or natural disasters, epidemics, and displacement in the Great Lakes region of Africa. The aid will address […]

This interactive map could help you discover a new species

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 A new interactive map can predict where as-yet-undiscovered species might be found. Scientists analyzed 32,000 existing species to predict where we might find the next ones. Finding new species is the key […]

Are we at a turning point for tackling online extremism?

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 A growing body of evidence illustrates the ways social media has radicalized users and resulted in violence. There is growing debate about the need to check extremism and a […]

The inclusion of Palliative Care in the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Brazil

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Jaquelini Fernanda Gomes dos Santos and Mr. Jhonatan Guilherme Fernandes, two 3rd year in medical school, member of the local committee of IFMSA Brazil-Uningá. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

This ceramic ink can 3D-print bones directly into a patient’s body. Here’s how

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 But now scientists have invented a way to 3D-print bone tissue inside the body. Ceramic material that mimics bone structure is mixed with living cells. Its inventors say it will reduce suffering […]

When will life return to ‘pre-COVID normal’?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content A majority of people expect life to return to something like ‘normal’ within the next 12 months, according to a new World Economic Forum-Ipsos survey. There are large differences between countries on this, […]

COVID-19: faster authorisation for vaccines adapted to variants

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs will discuss and greenlight a new procedure to facilitate and accelerate the EU-wide approval of vaccines adapted to COVID-19 variants. On Thursday, Members of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee will hold an exchange of views on a Commission delegated […]