Commission launches one-stop-shop to support researchers of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission launched the ‘European Research Area for Ukraine’ (ERA4Ukraine) portal, a one-stop-shop for information and support services to Ukraine-based researchers and researchers fleeing Ukraine. The portal brings together initiatives at the EU level, per country and from non-governmental groups. It aims to […]

Inauguration of the Ukrainian civil society hub

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday at 9:30, Parliament’s President Roberta Metsola will give the keys to the Station Europe building to the Ukrainian civil society organisation Promote Ukraine. To support Ukrainian civil society, the European Parliament will make a whole floor available to the NGO Promote Ukraine […]

Intellectual property: Statement by EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton welcoming the provisional application of the Unitary Patent

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today marks an important day for innovation in Europe. Today, the Unitary Patent starts to become reality. It has been a long and difficult way to get here: almost 50 years of discussions, and a decade since the Unitary Patent was agreed.  Today, with a sufficient […]

The advantages to give youth participation in making health policy

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nuthchaya Mejun, a third year medical student at Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand and Ms. Tanaporn Meejun is a fourth year medical student at Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations […]

Which emerging economies have the best universities?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content China dominates the record number of universities that qualified for the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings 2022. THE’s survey ranks institutions from emerging economies classified as ‘advanced emerging’, ‘secondary emerging’ […]

Circular economy: Commission takes action against five Member States to improve waste management

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Annual waste generation from all economic activities in the EU amounts to 2.5 billion tonnes, or 5 tonnes per capita a year, and each citizen produces on average nearly half a tonne of municipal waste. In its Circular Economy Action Plan, the Commission has […]

Poland: Constitutional Tribunal is illegitimate, unfit to interpret constitution

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Polish Constitutional Tribunal is “a tool for legalising the illegal activities of the authorities”  No EU money for governments who flagrantly, purposefully and systematically undermine EU values  EU must protect the people of Poland, who remain overwhelmingly pro-European  Parliament condemns an attempt to undermine […]

MEPs debate high energy prices, rule of law, migration ahead of EU summit

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament calls on European Council to tackle the energy price crisis and deal with rule-of-law offenders at its 21-22 October summit meeting. In a debate on Wednesday with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Minister of Foreign Affairs Anže Logar, representing the Slovenian […]

Top-down or bottom-up? How to cultivate a digital culture in your organization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samanntha DuBridge, VP, Global Benefits, Culture & Engagement, HR Mergers and Acquisitions, Employee Mobility, Hewlett Packard Enterprise & Brian Tippens, VP, Chief Sustainability Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the shift to a digital-first world which […]

Overcoming myself during a pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gabriela Leon U., a medical graduate from Panama City, Panama, and current NMO President of the International Federation of Medical Student’s Associations – Panama (IFMSA Panama). She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed […]

Is it a cold or COVID-19? An expert explains

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 COVID-19 restrictions are being eased as the northern hemisphere enters winter cold and flu season, meaning more cases of the common cold. But research in the UK shows COVID-19 symptoms can be […]

New Pact on Migration and Asylum: reporting on developments and stepping up fight against migrant exploitation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. One year on from the adoption of the proposal for a New Pact on Migration and Asylum, the Commission is today presenting a Report on Migration and Asylum. The Commission is also adopting a renewed EU action plan against migrant smuggling and a Communication […]

Energy Transition: Commission announces three Energy Compacts at UN High-Level Dialogue in New York

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy this week in New York, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans and Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson presented three Energy Compacts, in partnership with the International Energy Agency and the International Renewable Energy Agency. […]

This is how Singapore is preparing for the future of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content Ensuring workers have the skills they need for the jobs of the future is vital. Singapore has prioritized resources in education and lifelong learning to ensure workers have fullfilling careers. Collaboration between multiple […]

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 […]

How to build safe, equitable and sustainable transportation systems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jesse Levinson CTO and Co-Founder, Zoox Transportation systems traditionally favour suburban, upwardly mobile users over those from lower-income groups and neighbourhoods. Emerging technology – AI in particular – can help to address this issue. Safe, equitable transportation is […]

3 vital steps for uprooting racism on university campuses

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kseniia Pirnavskaia, Research Assistant, KAIST-Korea Policy Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution & Cornelius Kalenzi, Postdoctoral Researcher, KAIST-Korea Policy Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Amid continuing racism, educational institutions must be judged by their words, actions and […]

The woman you should aspire to be

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nawaal Wajeeh is an MS1 at Fatima Jinnah Medical University, 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Vaccine equity will define how global economies recover from COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laurel Patterson, Head, Sustainable Development Goal Integration, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) & Mandeep Dhaliwal, Director of HIV, Health and Development Group, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Just over 1% of people in low-income countries have been vaccinated […]

How China became EU’s biggest trading partner and why Brussels should maintain that by all means

In a disastrous pandemic year 2020 for the entire world and a global economy with recessions all over, there is good news about EU-China economic relations that the media severely underplayed. EU trade with China in 2020 was €586 billion whereas trade with US was €554. This means that in a remarkably turbulent year for […]

50 ways India’s last-mile COVID-19 responders are leading the way to a just recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carolien de Bruin, Head, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum & François Bonnici, Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Head of Social Innovation, World Economic Forum & Neelam Chhiber, Managing Director, Industree Foundation & Jayesh […]

Is artificial intelligence ready for the great rehiring?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keith E. Sonderling, Commissioner, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Companies looking to hire rapidly and in large numbers are turning to AI technology such as resume-screening programs. Unless used carefully, algorithms could multiply inequalities based on gender, […]

The gender gap in science and technology, in numbers

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 Women are still under-represented in fields such as computing, engineering, mathematics and physics, finds a UNESCO report. A workforce highly qualified in science and tech disciplines is vital to filling the skills shortage […]

What is long COVID?

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 Long COVID symptoms include fatigue, breathlessness and ‘brain fog’. A recent study led by Imperial College London suggests that 2 million people in England alone may have had long COVID. COVID vaccination […]

The elephant and the mouse: how corporate giants can avoid trampling on their stakeholders

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silja Baller, Insights Lead, Frontier Insights, World Economic Forum • Business is increasingly keen to be seen to be doing due diligence on ESG. • The ‘affected stakeholder’ concept is a key way of identifying those most impacted […]

Indian corona wave 2021: A nationwide oxygen emergency

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rajvi, a fresh graduate from Medical College Baroda and SSG Hospital, India. 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 […]

The challenge for G7 leaders: vaccinate the world and be bolder on climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Polman, Co-Founder and Co-Chair, IMAGINE As G7 leaders meet, the costs of not acting on public health, climate and biodiversity loss are now becoming far higher than the costs of acting. The business community stands ready to […]

COVID-19 vaccines have been around for half a year, what have we learned so far?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Signs are so far encouraging in terms protection, safety, and saving lives. More than 2 billion doses have been administered globally. However, many people may not receive a single […]

How to reimagine our cities as hubs for biodiversity, conservation and climate resilience

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mauricio Rodas Espinel, Mayor of Quito (2014-2019) and Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania & Lena Chan, Senior Director, International Biodiversity Conservation Division, National Parks Board Biodiversity – all living organisms, including plants, animals and microorganisms – is essential […]

Biodiversity: Commission progress report on EU action to protect pollinators highlights urgency of action

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is publishing a report on the implementation of the first-ever EU Pollinators Initiative, which the Commission adopted in 2018 to address the decline of wild pollinating insects. Pollinating insects are crucial for the functioning of ecosystems, our food security, for medicines […]

Commission disburses €14.1 billion under SURE to 12 Member States

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today disbursed €14.137 billion to 12 EU Member States in the seventh instalment of financial support under the SURE instrument. As part of today’s operations, Belgium has received €2 billion, Bulgaria €511 million, Cyprus €124 million, Greece €2.54 billion, Spain […]

Looking for European Youth at 2021 Youth Day “European Youth in China”: Short Video Contest Announcement

8 charts that show the impact of race and gender on technology careers

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 57% of women working in tech have experienced gender discrimination in the workplace, compared to just 10% of men, according to career website Dice. Black respondents were more likely to have experienced racial […]