Remittances could fall by $100 billion because of COVID-19 – here’s why that matters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Remittances – the money sent home by individuals to family and friends – are in crisis because of the global economic downturn. It comes after the total value of remittances reached $714 […]

How COVID-19 is making companies act for the long term

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Machin, President and CEO, CPP Investments Companies understand that managing this pandemic is more important for future success than booking profits. Businesses are shifting their models to help slow, prevent, or cure the virus. The pandemic will […]

Commission and EIB provide CureVac with a €75 million financing for vaccine development and expansion of manufacturing

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. European Investment Bank and CureVac sign €75 million loan agreement for the development and large-scale production of vaccines, including CureVac’s vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 The EIB loan will support CureVac’s activities to complete its new messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) production facility in Tübingen, Germany […]

Coronavirus response: Team Europe supports Somalia with three EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flights

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight arrived in Mogadishu from Brindisi, Italy, carrying humanitarian and medical supplies provided by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italian civil society organisations and international NGOs. Two other flights to Somalia will take off […]

Sanity in times of COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lesley Roks, a fourth year medical student working as Local Supervisory Counselor (L-SupCo) in IFMSA Brazil UniCesumar. 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 […]

How the post-COVID workplace will change business for the better

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Pringle, Senior Vice President of Corporate Real Estate, Global Facilities and Environment, Health and Safety, Dell Technologies Businesses that prioritize their return to work strategies and change how they operate will outpace their peers; As we emerge […]

Will COVID-19 usher in a new culture of outdoor living and dining?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Cities around the globe are allowing restaurants and cafes to expand into public spaces to enable safe dining after COVID-19 lockdown. It could usher in a new era of socializing outdoors. Streets […]

The benefits of exercise in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lana Gabrielle Marreiros Santos, a third year medical student at the State University of Rio Grande do Norte, 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 the […]

This Filipino journalist is fighting for press freedom in COVID-19 lockdown

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Journalist Maria Ressa is on bail after being found guilty of cyber-libel in the Philippines. She spoke to the World Economic Forum about press freedom and the threat misinformation on social media […]

Estonia built one of the world’s most advanced digital societies. During COVID-19, that became a lifeline

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jana Silaškova, e-Governance Project Manager , Estonian Association of Information Technology And Telecommunications (ITL) & Masao Takahashi, Head of Institutional Membership; Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Estonia built one of the world’s most advanced digital society […]

COVID-19: Managing Our Mental Health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Khulod Ali Saeed Bokir, a 3rd year medical student from Yemen at Hadhramout University Collage of Medicine ( HUCOM ). 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 […]

Africa is facing a food crisis due to COVID-19. These seeds could help prevent it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christopher Ochieng Ojiewo, Principal Scientist, ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) in Nairobi, Kenya & Rohit Pillandi, Senior Communication Officer, ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) in Hyderabad, India Sub-Saharan Africa is […]

3 ways sustainable supply chains can build better business in a post-COVID world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruth Rennie, Director of Standards and Assurance, Rainforest Alliance Building more sustainable, resilient supply chains can help the world emerge healthier from COVID-19. Sustainability certifications are a proven way to improve supply chains’ economic and environmental performance. But […]

COVID-19: Mental balance in pandemic times

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Jade Lingiardi Altoé, a second-year medical student. Affiliated to IFMSA Brazil UniCesumar, and member of the Academic League of Family and Community Medicine (LAMFaC). She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

Mental health during COVID-19 outbreak: who takes care of health professionals?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Jacqueline Ahrens, 4th year Brazilian student at the medical school of Ingá University Center. 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 […]

COVID-19: Both WHO and Europe must learn from the current pandemic, say MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EP Committee responsible for public health quizzed the Director-General of the WHO on its response to COVID-19, underlining the need for global cooperation. Today the Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety held a debate with the Director-General of the World Health […]

Rebuilding after COVID-19 shouldn’t mean going back to how things were

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brian Gallagher, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way Worldwide • Response, recovery and rebuilding are the three post-catastrophe stages. • Civic involvement is crucial to the second two stages to ensure they prioritize people’s needs. • Proper […]

Outbreak or breakout? How to protect prison populations from COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ben Weisman, Project Lead, Financial Innovation, World Economic Forum & Matthew Blake, Head of Shaping the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems, World Economic Forum Significant parts of many prison populations have been released as an emergency response […]

COVID-19 is a threat to waste pickers. Here’s how to help them

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 “Waste warriors” need immediate protection during the COVID-19 crisis. And a longer-term plan to formalize the sector must get underway. The post-COVID world offers an opportunity to add value to our economies […]

EU budget 2021: An annual budget focused on European recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today proposed an EU budget of €166.7 billion for 2021, to be complemented by €211 billion in grants and approximately €133 billion in loans under Next Generation EU, the temporary recovery instrument aimed at mobilising investments and kick-starting the European economy. […]

4 fixes for equipment supply chains before the next COVID-19 waves hit

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rebecca Liao, Co-Founder and Executive Vice-President, SKUChain The COVID-19 crises forced governments to build new international supply chains nearly overnight. New innovations, such as blockchain, can make the supply chain more efficient, less risky and increase the velocity […]

Taking care of our routes: the elderly in the time of COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Harman Singh Bhatia, a second year psychiatry resident and Ms. Purva Shah, an intern doctor, both of them at Baroda Medical College and SSG Hospital, India. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

The Great Reset after COVID-19 must put people first

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amol Mehra, Director of Programmes, Laudes Foundation • COVID-19 has exposed many underlying structural and institutional inequalities. • Social movements are pushing for action on putting people first. • Governments, business and the philanthropic sector must lead in […]

The technologies – and thoughtful collaborations – that can build resilience in the food system after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Evan Fraser, Director of the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph; Professor; Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security, University of Guelph & Lenore Newman. Director, Food and Agriculture Institute at the University of […]

EU Strategy on COVID-19 vaccines must guarantee safety and accessibility for all

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament’s Committee responsible for public health debated how to support efforts to develop and manufacture COVID-19 vaccines, together with Commissioner Kyriakides. When presenting the new European strategy for COVID-19 vaccines to the Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety on Monday, Health Commissioner […]

Unemployment worries spike around the world as coronavirus remains top global concern

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 Coronavirus remains top global concern in May, according to a monthly Ipsos poll.   But unemployment takes the place of COVID-19 as the chief worry in six countries. Concern about joblessness […]

MEPs call for free movement across borders to be swiftly and fully re-established

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. A swift return to a fully functional Schengen area is needed to safeguard freedom of movement and ensure the EU’s economic recovery, say MEPs. MEPs express their concern about remaining internal border controls in the Schengen area and their impact on people and businesses, […]

COVID-19: Boosting aid for farmers from the EU rural development fund

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Friday, MEPs increased the crisis support that EU states should soon be able to pay to farmers and agri-food SMEs from the EU rural development fund. The emergency measure, approved in the Parliament by 636 votes in favour to 21 against, with 8 […]

5 ways the ocean can contribute to a green post-COVID recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nina Jensen, Chief Executive Officer, REV Ocean & Martin Stuchtey, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, SYSTEMIQ The ocean can play a huge role in promoting a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. From food production to renewable energy, the […]

Coronavirus in Brazil: mental health in tragedy

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Gustavo Abud Priedols and Ms. Letícia Ribeiro da Cunha, two second-year medical students at the Universidade Estadual de Londrina, located in Londrina, Paraná, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

For resilient, sustainable city mobility after COVID-19, these trends must continue

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michelle Watt, Global Leadership Fellow, Member of the Acceleration Team, World Economic Forum & Maya Ben Dror, Lead, Autonomous and Urban Mobility, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the World Economic Forum Multi-modality benefited both operators and […]

Why COVID-19 is an opportunity to close the connectivity gap for refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adil Nyambasha, Intern, Kakuma Refugee Settlement Project, World Economic Forum Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, refugees were already among some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Although access to ‘quality education’ has long been recognized as a basic […]

Why business schools can’t “return to normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abdullahi Alim, lead for the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community in Africa Entire sectors need to reimagine a more equitable post-COVID world order. This includes business schools, which train the very talent required to steward a more […]