Measuring wealth: a key step to effectively narrow the gender gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Manjit Basi, Senior Director, WTW According to the new Wealth Equity Index, women accumulate only 74% of the wealth that men have at retirement. Women are cumulatively disadvantaged throughout their working careers. Purpose-driven leadership and equitable total rewards […]

Green Deal: EU invests over €110 million in LIFE projects for environment and climate in 11 EU countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is announcing an investment of over €110 million into LIFE programme integrated projects for environmental and climate protection, selected after a call for proposals covering the year 2020. The funding will support new major environmental and climate projects in 11 EU […]

The long and winding road for (un)forgotten human beings

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Antonio Guevara Lopez, a third-year medical student at the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. 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 […]

Why we must protect women and girls from violent practices

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amira Ghouaibi, Project Lead, Women’s Health Initiative, World Economic Forum Female genital mutilation, also known as cutting, affects at least 200 million girls and is practiced in 31 countries. The practice reflects gender based violence and gender discrimination […]

Culture, education, media and sport must fight structural racism, say MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Culture and Education Committee proposes measures to fight against offline and online racism and discrimination in culture, education, media and sport sectors. In a resolution adopted on Monday by 21 votes in favour, 3 against and 4 abstentions, MEPs call on EU countries […]

EU budget 2022: Speeding up Europe’s recovery and progressing towards a green, digital and resilient future

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Commission has today proposed an annual EU budget of €167.8 billion for 2022, to be complemented by an estimated €143.5 billion in grants under NextGenerationEU. Their combined firepower will mobilise significant investments to boost the economic recovery, safeguard sustainability, and create jobs. It […]

COVID-19: We learned nothing

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Eduardo Diaz, a second-year medical student, conducting his studies in Universidad de Panama. 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 not necessarily reflect […]

Here’s how your mental health depends on collective wellbeing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Geoff Mulgan, Professor of Collective Intelligence, Public Policy and Social Innovation, University College London (UCL) Mental health is nearly always seen as an individual issue requiring individual solutions. Yet in reality it’s as much a problem for groups […]