European Citizens’ Initiative: European Commission replies to ‘Minority Safepack’ initiative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission responded to the European Citizens’ Initiative ‘Minority Safepack – one million signatures for diversity in Europe’, the fifth successful Initiative supported by over 1 million citizens across the EU. The Initiative aims to improve the protection of persons belonging to national […]

Developed and developing financial markets are more similar than you think. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel J. Barker, Director for Research, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth & Carlos Monteverde, Manager, Product Management, Mastercard As the economic divide grows between developed and developing markets, so do the opportunities for learning from one another. While […]

Work is on the brink of a revolution – we need office buildings to match

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Coen van Oostrom, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, EDGE, OVG Real Estate COVID is ushering in a new era of flexible working; it is an opportunity to rethink office design. • Smart facilities in buildings are currently poorly […]

SRHR and Ending HIV : Can one be achieved without the other ?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Babu Chaudhary, a student at Baroda Medical College, Vadodara, Gujarat, India. He 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 the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

COVID-19 showed the importance of 5G for the economy and the environment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Börje Ekholm, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ericsson Through COVID-19, connectivity has become an even bigger part of critical infrastructure, helping people in an unprecedented way work, study and socialize online. Looking forward, governments need to do more […]

New EU-UK agreement is welcome but thorough scrutiny remains, insist lead MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Foreign Affairs and Trade MEPs welcome the new EU-UK agreement as a good deal but demand proper parliamentary scrutiny powers and thorough access to information. On Thursday morning, members on the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Committees held a first joint meeting on the […]

14 innovative projects helping to save the planet and make the world a better place

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 Digital crowdsourcing platform UpLink was created to address the world’s most pressing problems. The initiative seeks sustainable solutions to tackle issues such as climate change and social injustice. Projects are also aimed at […]

How we can build our way out of the crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kim Fausing, President and Chief Executive Officer, Danfoss Improving the energy efficiency of buildings is vital if we want to reduce emissions. Optimizing heating, ventilation and air conditioning saves energy, with a payback time of just two to […]

It is impossible to end HIV without SRHR

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ahmet Kayhan KORKUSUZ, a first-year medical student at Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey. He 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 the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

This is what emerging technologies mean for the future of infrastructure

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Blair Chalmers, Director, Marsh & McLennan Advantage & Lawrence Slade, CEO, Global Infrastructure Investor Association The emerging technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are disrupting traditional infrastructure markets and creating new ones; This change coupled with the impact […]

‘Trickle-down’ tax cuts don’t work, study says

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A study claims that taxing the richest less doesn’t strengthen economies and worsens inequality. London-based academics have analysed 50 years of growth, income and employment data covering 18 countries. The study comes as governments are considering raising taxes to repair the economic damage of […]

Coronavirus: Commission concludes exploratory talks with Valneva to secure a new potential vaccine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission concluded exploratory talks with the pharmaceutical company Valneva with a view to purchasing its potential vaccine against COVID-19. The envisaged contract with Valneva would provide for the possibility for all EU Member States to purchase together 30 million doses, and […]

I created a class to teach zero waste. It turned into so much more

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sage Lenier, Student, UC Berkeley This activist created and teaches a course at UC Berkeley about how to achieve zero waste. In an interview with the Forum, she discusses the course and its aims – and her hopes […]

Social enterprises can change entire industries. This is how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bas van Abel, Founder & Board Member, Fairphone & Wineke Haagsma, Director Corporate Sustainability, PwC & Stefan Panhuijsen, Director Social Enterprise NL, Board member Euclid Social enterprises have the potential to change entire industries. An example from the […]

Thinking throughout HIV: changing a perspective

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Adrian Goss, a second-year medical student at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Poland. He 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 the writer and do not necessarily […]

Think you’re safe at home? Think again. 5 household demons to be mindful about

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alisha Moopen, Deputy Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare With more than half of working adults experiencing anxiety relating to their jobs and home-working patterns, Alisha Moopen, Deputy Managing Director at Aster DM Healthcare, identifies five specific dangers of […]

These charts show that even before COVID, most children weren’t doing enough exercise

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Only around one in four 11-year-olds in the EU reported one hour a day of exercise, according to OECD data. Girls are less physically active than boys in all countries surveyed. 76% […]

Closing the gaps in accelerating women’s rights: the role of medical students

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Vandana Kumari, a 24 year-old, final year MBBS Student in krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University Karad, Maharashtra, India. 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 the […]

Sex education in Schools conducted by medical students

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Udita Ganguly, a second year medical student of Dr DY Patil Medical College who likes to bombard people frequently with her views on women’s rights and health. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions […]

This is how COVID-19 has impacted workers’ lives around the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content COVID-19 prompted about 30% of employed adults to take a leave of absence, according to a new World Economic Forum-Ipsos survey. 56% experienced increased anxiety around job security. 55% found changes in […]

Paliative care and Universal Healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Manisha Das, a medical student in Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Bangladesh. 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 the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Closing the gaps in accelerating women’s rights: The role of medical students

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Tishtar Chindhy, a final year student (MBBS) at RCSM GMC Kolhapur, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India. 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 the writer and do not necessarily […]

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 […]

The circular economy could forever change how cars are made – here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christoph Wolff, Head of Shaping the Future of Mobility, World Economic Forum & Thomas Deloison, Director, Mobility, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) The auto industry has driven technological and manufacturing revolutions. With the shift to electric […]

EU-China Leaders’ meeting: Delivering results by standing firm on EU interests and values

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union (represented by President of the European Council, Charles Michel and President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen held a leaders’ meeting with China (represented by President Xi Jinping) via videoconference on 30 December 2020. The European Union (represented by […]

Women’s rights and how medical students can act as aides of progressive change

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Tanaya Agrawal, a 22 year old third year Medical Student from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), India. 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 the writer […]

Confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine grows in UK and US, but global concerns about side effects are on the rise

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirsten Salyer, Opinion Editor, World Economic Forum The latest World Economic Forum-Ipsos survey on vaccine confidence shows that strong intent to get a COVID-19 vaccine has risen in the UK and the US, two countries where vaccines have […]

State aid: Commission approves €73 million of Italian support to compensate Alitalia for further damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has found €73.02 million of Italian support in favour of Alitalia to be in line with EU State aid rules. This measure aims at compensating the airline for the damages suffered on 19 routes due to the coronavirus outbreak between 16 June and 31 […]

Unequal burden: how the COVID-19 pandemic is adding to women’s workloads

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Thornton, Senior Writer, Formative Content COVID-19 restrictions mean both men and women spend longer doing jobs around the home. Women have seen a larger increase in unpaid work than men. Evidence shows that COVID-19 is reinforcing traditional […]

The pandemic’s effects on US jobs in charts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Thornton, Senior Writer, Formative Content 9.8 million fewer Americans were in work at the end of November compared to February. The leisure and hospitality industry has been the worst affected. Unemployment rose faster, and is falling more […]

4 priorities for a better built environment in the post-COVID city

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Tompkins, Global CEO, RICS • Cities are the engine rooms of global prosperity, but they must be properly managed. • The trend towards ESG investments will impact urban infrastructure. • A strong regulatory environment is needed for […]

Commission adopts €70 million package for early access to EU COVID-19 vaccines in the Western Balkans

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted a package of €70 million under the Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA II) to help fund the access of Western Balkans partners to COVID-19 vaccines procured by EU Member States. Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi said: “Throughout the […]

Can we crack the hydrogen puzzle this time around?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tony Pan, Chief Executive Officer, Modern Electron Hydrogen is back on the agenda as a potential decarbonization solution – but several fundamental challenges remain to be solved. These are the same barriers that stymied the last hydrogen hype […]