International Day of Sign Languages: how business can make a difference

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elisabeth Pipic, Specialist, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice, World Economic Forum According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.5 billion people (nearly 20% of the global population) currently live with hearing loss and 430 million of […]

What does a post-growth economy look like? One social entrepreneur explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets With global sustainability deadlines edging closer, social entrepreneurs and climate activists are looking to alternative and unexpected sources for solutions. Tariq Al-Olaimy, […]

Why Africa’s youth hold the key to its development potential

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hicham El Habti, President, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, OCP Group For human development specialists, population growth is no laughing matter. By November 2022, the global population is projected to reach 8 billion, inspiring many analysts across the board […]

Developing and supporting the ideal culture for hybrid working

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mohit Joshi, President, Infosys, Renate Wagner, Member of the Board of Management, Allianz SE The COVID-19 pandemic changed work culture forever. Organizations now understand that an employee-centric work model is a key differentiator in the battle to attract […]

A European Care Strategy for caregivers and care receivers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission presents the European Care Strategy to ensure quality, affordable and accessible care services across the European Union and improve the situation for both care receivers and the people caring for them, professionally or informally. The Strategy is accompanied by two […]

State aid: Commission approves €149 million Romanian scheme under Recovery and Resilience Facility to support renewable hydrogen production

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €149 million Romanian scheme made available through the Recovery and Resilience Facility (‘RRF’) to support the production of renewable hydrogen. The measure aims to contribute to the development of renewable hydrogen in line […]

2022 Strategic Foresight Report: twinning the green and digital transitions in the new geopolitical context

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today adopted the 2022 Strategic Foresight Report – “Twinning the green and digital transitions in the new geopolitical context”. As we prepare to accelerate both transitions, the report identifies ten key areas of action with the objective of maximising synergies and […]

Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into possible anticompetitive disparagement by Vifor Pharma of iron medicine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether Vifor Pharma has restricted competition by illegally disparaging its closest – and potentially only – competitor in Europe on the market for intravenous iron treatment, Pharmacosmos. Vifor Pharma’s conduct appears to be […]

Coronavirus: Commission secures an agreement with Moderna to adapt delivery schedules to Member States’ needs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission and the vaccine developer Moderna have reached an agreement to ensure that the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines is adapted to the needs of Member States. On the basis of this agreement, the company will postpone the delivery of some doses initially planned […]

5 reasons a 4-day week could be the future of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets Panellists, including Ohood Bint Khalfan Al Roumi, the UAE’s Minister of State for Government Development and the Future, gathered at Davos 2022 […]

International Women’s Day 2022: Commission proposes EU-wide rules to combat violence against women and domestic violence

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is proposing EU-wide rules to combat violence against women and domestic violence. The proposed Directive will criminalise rape based on lack of consent, female genital mutilation and cyber violence, which includes: non-consensual sharing of intimate images; cyber stalking; cyber harassment; […]

Net zero: the risks and benefits for companies pledging to save the climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Martin Reeves, Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group and Chairman, BCG Henderson Institute, Boston Consulting Group, David Young, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Julia Dhar, Partner and Managing Director and Fellow to BCG Henderson Institute, […]

Solar energy: how to start a rooftop revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wolfgang Gründinger, Chief Evangelist, Enpal Solar energy systems have long been too complex and costly for many homeowners to install. Startups are now disrupting the traditional energy market and starting a ‘rooftop revolution’. Consumers can benefit from generating […]

Commission proposes new EU framework to decarbonise gas markets, promote hydrogen and reduce methane emissions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has adopted a set of legislative proposals to decarbonise the EU gas market by facilitating the uptake of renewable and low carbon gases, including hydrogen, and to ensure energy security for all citizens in Europe. The Commission is also following up […]

Disability rights: A European Disability Card to harmonise status across the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Mobility, education, housing and active inclusion in public life are key areas where Europeans living with disabilities would benefit from reform, say MEPs. The EU should have a common definition of disability and introduce a European Disability Card to mutually recognise disability status across […]

Why we must consider the intergenerational impacts of AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sara Stratton, Founder, Māori Lab & Beatrice Dias, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh Technology is often used to solve everyday problems in areas like recruitment, finance and education, without addressing existing equity issues and power imbalances. AI can […]

Changes in the mental health status of the younger population over the pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aida Marie Taveras Del Rosario, in her pre-internship to become a medical doctor, born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

The final countdown towards achieving 2030 Agenda

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Mirza Zain Baig, a 3rd Year MBBS student in Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat and a member of IFMSA, Pakistan. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

Reviewing EU insurance rules: encouraging insurers to invest in Europe’s future

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a comprehensive review of EU insurance rules (known as “Solvency II”) so that insurance companies can scale up long-term investment in Europe’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Today’s review also aims to make the insurance and reinsurance (i.e. […]

Basic Health Units in the promotion of the 2nd SDG: Zero Hunger

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laura de Arruda Martinhago, 18 years old, a medical student at Unicesumar University, Maringá, Brazil. She is affiliated with 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 […]

NextGenerationEU: European Commission disburses €231 million in pre-financing to Slovenia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today disbursed €231 million to Slovenia in pre-financing, equivalent to 13% of the country’s grant allocation under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). The pre-financing payment will help to kick-start the implementation of the crucial investment and reform measures outlined […]

UN SDGs and healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ándrew Suguru Sato, a 22 years old and a second-year medical student at Unicesumar, Maringá, Brazil. He is affiliated with 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 […]

This UK football club is trialling edible coffee cups

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 English soccer club Manchester City is trialling an edible coffee cup made from leak-proof wafer. Another English team, Forest Green Rovers, has tried sustainable shirts made from recycled coffee beans and plastic […]

What is the US infrastructure bill? An expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Senior Writer, Formative Content The US Senate has passed the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The ‘historic’ bill promises vital investment in areas from roads, bridges and trains to broadband access and clean drinking […]

EU mobilises €3 million in humanitarian aid for Haiti following devastating earthquake

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In light of the devastating effects of the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14, the European Union is allocating €3 million in humanitarian funding to address the most urgent needs of the affected communities. Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management said: “Urgent […]

We must give young people a platform to lead the COVID-19 recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary General, World Organization of the Scout Movement & Carlos Sanvee, Secretary General, World YMCA & Casey Harden, General Secretary, World YMCA & John May, Secretary General, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation & Anna […]

Teamwork – not just tech – drives sustainable innovation. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Fuder, Executive Vice-President; Chief Purchasing Officer, Volvo Group Society’s biggest challenges are best addressed by organizations that view themselves not as a business or an industry, but as a diverse collection of people. It’s not new technologies […]

One day your doctor might prescribe healthy food and a museum visit – here’s why

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. During lockdown, UK children from poorer families ate more snack foods. Increasing food prices through taxation can leave lower income households disadvantaged. Doctors could add fruit and vegetables to a growing list of unusual prescriptions. Healthy foods like fruit and vegetables could soon be […]

Now is the time for companies to act on sustainability reporting

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carmine Di Sibio, Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EY & Punit Renjen, Global Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte & Bill Thomas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KPMG International & Robert E. Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC Business leaders have […]

Women Leadership: Paths to a Humanized Medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Letícia Teixeira Pinheiro Guerra, a five year Medical Student at Centro Universitário Ingá (UNINGÁ), Maringá- PR, Brazil. She is affiliated with 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 […]

4 ways regulators must keep up with the global digital economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lisa Quest, Partner; Head, Public Sector, United Kingdom & Ireland, Oliver Wyman Group (MMC) & Jo Ann Barefoot, Founder, CEO, Alliance for Innovative Regulation & Owain Service, Founder, CEO, The Cognition Company Governments must learn how to regulate […]

State aid: Commission approves €1 billion Spanish recapitalisation scheme to provide debt and capital support to companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Spanish plans to set up a €1 billion recapitalisation fund that will invest through debt and equity instruments in certain companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid […]

Belgian Court orders AstraZeneca to deliver vaccine doses to the EU – Questions and Answers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Why did the European Commission start this Court proceeding and what did it intend to obtain? The company announced in January that it would not be in a position to deliver the number of doses laid down in the contract. The Commission and the […]