Different types of technologies and how they improve workflow

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nimra Ishfaq, a medical student from Pakistan. 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor […]

Why post-pandemic leadership fatigue puts extreme pressure on the C-suite 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sharon Sands, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles Over recent years, the responsibilities of executive leaders have evolved and expanded far beyond functional and technical competencies. In quiet, off-the-record conversations, would-be leaders are expressing concern over how responsibilities have developed […]

Abuse of workers’ rights reached record highs in 2022. Where are things getting better and worse?

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 Workers have rights. But in many parts of the world, these rights are violated. The Global Rights Index 2022 found that abuse of workers’ rights reached record highs in 2022. The report […]

Technologies in Healthcare: Boon or Bane?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Dr Kartikeya Ojha and Ms Shreya Nandan, two Global Health advocates from India. They are 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

How digitalization kept aid coming to flood-hit Pakistanis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zarrar Sehgal, Co-Chairman, Pathfinder Group Recent flooding in Pakistan has upturned the lives of close to 70 million people, affecting 16 million families. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, who has been monitoring the relief efforts, has termed […]

Here’s how automation and job creation can go hand in hand 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Revathi Advaithi, Chief Executive Officer, Flex We are often told that millions of jobs will be lost to automation in the coming years, but the real impact depends on how we manage the transition. It has the potential […]

ECB boss pledges to MEPs to fight inflation and restore confidence

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Central Bank President announced future interest hikes, while MEPs voiced concerns about rising energy and food prices, and mortgage rates. On Monday afternoon, during the third hearing this year with the European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, MEPs in the Economic and […]

How Technology Can Bridge The Workforce Gap In Healthcare?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. George Mathew, a fourth-year medical student at Medical University – Pleven. 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

This Indigenous principle could transform how we invest in nature

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gill Einhorn, Head, 1t.org, World Economic Forum, David Sangokoya, Head, Civil Society Impact, World Economic Forum, Professor Deen Sanders OAM, Integrity Lead and Indigenous Leader, Deloitte, Guy Williams, Asia Pacific and Global Nature Lead, Deloitte, Alice Bell, Integrity […]

Innovation in mobility payments is keeping people moving while protecting the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hannah Keyes, Fellow, Global New Mobility Coalition, World Economic Forum, Jamie Wylie, Project Lead, Urban Mobility, World Economic Forum A summer of extreme heat incidents, skyrocketing inflation rates and devastating energy and fuel costs have put significant strain […]

Celebrating 35 years of the Erasmus programme

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. To mark the 35th anniversary of the emblematic Erasmus+ programme, Vice-President Margaritis Schinas and Commissioner Mariya Gabriel will meet 35 current and former Erasmus+ participants as well as representatives of the founding team of the programme, on Tuesday, 20 September 2022. The event will […]

EU budget: Commission proposes measures to the Council under the conditionality regulation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today proposed budget protection measures to the Council under the conditionality regulation. This is to ensure the protection of the EU budget and the financial interests of the EU against breaches of the principles of the rule of law in […]

Fundamental rights in the EU: long-standing problems exacerbated by COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament’s latest assessment of the state of fundamental rights in the EU identifies numerous concerns and demands member states act in defence of European values. On Thursday, MEPs assessed the state of fundamental values in the EU in 2020 – 2021, identifying areas of […]

Commission presents guidelines on stricter visa processing for Russian citizens

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is presenting guidelines to support Member States’ consulates in handling short-stay visa applications lodged by Russian citizens. Taking into account the heightened security risks the EU is facing following Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, consulates should conduct a strict assessment […]

The Importance of Safe and Legal Abortions in Healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Fatima Farooq, a fourth year medical student from Pakistan. 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

Former NASA CTO on how to think ‘mission first’ and what’s next for a free space economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Astra began – like so many companies – in a garage. But it stands apart as a member of the $400 billion space economy sector. This space tech company isn’t looking […]

Hybrid entrepreneurship – 5 reasons to build a venture while still working 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patricia Russ, Founder and CEO, Ovini Berlin What do Steve Wozniak, Henry Ford and Sarah Blakely have in common? They built some of the most successful businesses of all time – Apple, Ford and Spanx – all while […]

Ten recommendations on how to better protect cultural heritage from the impact of climate change

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Coinciding with the European Heritage Days 2022, which this year revolve around the topic of sustainability, the Commission publishes today a report on strengthening cultural heritage resilience to protect it from the effects of climate change. The information gathered by a group of experts […]

Statement from Commission on the co-legislators’ Roadmap on the New pact on migration and asylum

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the political agreement between the co-legislators on a Joint Roadmap on the Common European Asylum System and the New Pact on Migration and Asylum. This confirms the joint commitment to take all necessary steps towards the adoption of the legislative proposals […]

Eurobarometer: Trust in the EU on the rise, amid strong support for the EU’s response to Russia invasion of Ukraine and energy policies  

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The summer 2022 Standard Eurobarometer survey shows increased trust of citizens in the EU, and continued strong support for the EU’s response to the Russian aggression against Ukraine. An overwhelming majority of EU citizens support investments in renewable energy and action to reduce the […]

Abortion is healthcare: what role can we play?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bisma Naveed, a fourth year medical student from Pakistan. 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

What is quiet quitting?

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 Quiet quitting is taking over TikTok, and the video-sharing app is ablaze with the term. It’s throwing new light on the world of work for young professionals and has opened up a […]

The Role of Advocacy in Abortion Rights

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Anthony Collins, a third year Medical Student from UWI Mona in Kingston, Jamaica and the new Vice President of External Affairs of JAMSA Jamaica (a member of IFMSA). He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The […]

GDP: How do you measure a country’s true worth? 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Bruce-Lockhart, Editorial Lead, World Economic Forum What makes a ‘good’ country? If you’re thinking ‘happy people, trusted leaders, thriving trade’ then you may be surprised to learn that for many economists, for many years, a single monetary […]

The perfect social movement – is there a recipe? This expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kateryna Gordiychuk, Video Producer, World Economic Forum, HyoJin Park, Video Producer, World Economic Forum Social movements are behind the most powerful changes around the world. From voting rights, to political upheavals and the fight for racial equality – […]

Overheating megacities are a climate problem and solution – a Latin America case study 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, SecDev Group and Co-founder, Igarapé Institute, Mac Margolis, Washington Post Columnist and Associate, Igarapé Institute It can seem like climate change affects all communities equally. From flash floods and wildfires to record-breaking heat waves, its […]

Why men can (and should) participate in the care economy too

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katica Roy, CEO and Founder, Pipeline Equity As a women-dominated industry, the care economy has succumbed to pay inequity via occupational devaluation. Increasing the number of men working in the care industry would reduce the supply-side labour burden […]

Extreme heat is weakening cities, financial services can help build resilience

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Murphy, Risk and Resilience Specialist, World Economic Forum Extreme heat causes more deaths than any other weather-related hazard but seldom receives the same attention as visible disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes or floods and the resounding impact […]

Five ways that organizations can invest in digital trust and safety for children

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Derek E. Baird, Chief Youth Officer, BeMe Health, Sam Dorison, Head of Partnerships and Special Initiatives, BeMe Health More organizations than ever before are confronting how to prioritize child and youth digital trust and safety. Organizations that sustainably […]

Brazil’s biggest favela has been mapped using 3D laser scanning. It’s important not just for technology, but also for human rights

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 Favelas 4D – a project from MIT’s Senseable City Lab – has created a 3D model of Brazil’s biggest favela, Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro. Traditional technology such as satellite mapping cannot […]

Crime in the metaverse is very real. But how do we police a world with no borders or bodies?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Collard, SVP Content Strategy & Evangelist, KnowBe4 25% of people are expected to spend at least an hour a day in the metaverse by 2026 — but this opens them up to a myriad of crimes. Children […]

State aid: Commission approves modifications to Polish scheme, including €5.1 billion budget increase, to support companies in context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved modifications, including a budget increase of €5.1 billion (PLN 24.5 billion), to an existing Polish scheme to support companies across sectors in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The amendments were approved under the Temporary Crisis Framework, adopted […]

Biochar: The gardener’s friend that could help slow global warming

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark McCord, Writer, Formative Content Scientists think biochar can help slow the release of harmful greenhouse gases from soil. The charcoal-like substance is produced by superheating organic matter and is often used as a fertilizer by gardeners. It’s […]