5 milestones in green energy

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 COVID-19 has not slowed the rise globally in sustainable energy sources. 2020 saw unprecedented demand, adding 260GW of capacity. Solar power is now the cheapest source of electricity in history, says the […]

COVID-19: EU helps to deliver vaccines to Moldova and medical items to Montenegro and North Macedonia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU is supporting Romania in delivering 50,400 doses of vaccines to Moldova in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This delivery follows Moldova’s request for vaccines through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. The Commission coordinates and finances up to 75 % of the costs […]

A perfect storm is pushing children in sub-Saharan Africa into crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mohamed M. Malick Fall, Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, UNICEF & Peter Holmes à Court, Special Correspondent, Analyst An estimated 30 million Africans slipped into extreme poverty in 2020 – the great majority of them under […]

Report confirms SURE’s success in protecting jobs and incomes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has published its first preliminary assessment of the impact of SURE, the €100 billion instrument designed to protect jobs and incomes affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The report finds that SURE has been successful in cushioning the severe socio-economic impact resulting from […]

State aid: Commission approves €511 million Italian scheme to compensate commercial rail passenger operators for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, €511 million in Italian support to compensate providers of commercial, long-distance rail passenger services for the damage suffered between 8 March and 30 June 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak and the restrictive measures […]

New EU energy labels applicable from 1 March 2021

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. To help EU consumers cut their energy bills and carbon footprint, a brand new version of the widely-recognised EU energy label will be applicable in all shops and online retailers from Monday, 1 March 2021. The new labels will initially apply to four product […]

Connect 4 Impact – a virtual journey around the globe WSA Global Congress 2021 – March 22-24

This article was published in association with WSA Digital Innovation has brought about rapid advancement globally, transforming and often improving society. The global pandemic demonstrated how digital innovation and content solutions can be problem solvers. The WSA Global Congress will bring together social entrepreneurs and digital experts from all around the globe and will Connect […]

Manufacturing reimagined: from improved productivity to profitable growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katy George, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company Manufacturers are revamping their growth strategies as COVID-19 continues to cause uncertainty. Maximizing productivity is no longer enough. Instead, they should look to Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to increase resilience, sustainability […]

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 […]

How upskilling could help cities rebuild after Coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rory Heilakka, Principal, Oliver Wyman Cities, impacted by COVID-19, will need to retrain workers who have lost jobs in the pandemic or risk losing residents. Targeted programs and partnerships can steer workers toward fields where employers are hiring. […]

At least half of people who have a job fear they’ll lose it in the next 12 months

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz Editor, World Economic Forum New survey shows more than half of working adults fear for their jobs. But two thirds of workers are optimistic about retraining on the current job. Employment concerns and perceived opportunities to […]

Mobile Technology saving lives, the way forward

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Nweke Ozioma Ruth, a young Nigerian medical student, who is passionate about writing and photography. 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 […]

Mobile technology: health in your hands

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Niedja Fernanda Nobre dos Santos, a student of the fourth period ofMedicine of the State University of Rio Grande do Norte-UERN. 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 […]

Commission launches initiative for more sustainable cocoa production

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission today kicks off an initiative to improve sustainability in the cocoa sector. A new multi-stakeholder dialogue brings together representatives of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana – the two main cocoa producing countries accounting for 70% of global cocoa production – as well […]

Mobile Technology in Nowadays Medical Practice: Is It a Safe Path?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Isabela Lucchesi Rangel and Ms. Ana Beatriz Venturini Santos, two fourth year medical students at UniCesumar in Maringá, Brazil. They are 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 […]

Student-teacher ratio in terms of numbers and quality: an opinion article of nowadays context worldwide

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Emanuele Rodrigues de Barros, a 20 year-old student of 6th semester of medicine at the State University of Rio Grande do Norte, in Mossoró, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed […]

How carbon-smart farming can feed us and fight climate change at the same time

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Poornima Parameswaran, Co-founder and VP of Science Technology and Innovation , Trace Genomics Soil is one of the least understood and untapped defenses against climate change. Soil is an efficient carbon sink. Switching to carbon-smart farming will help us […]

The impact of COVID-19 on the life of the elderly

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nathalia Sbardellini Sidou Ponte, medical student of the third period, from UNICEPLAC- Centro Universitário do Planalto Central Aparecido dos Santos, 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 […]

The Great Reset requires FinTechs – and FinTechs require a common approach to cybersecurity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Seán Doyle, Project Lead, Industry Solutions, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum Financial Technology (FinTech) providers are key to the structural enhancement of financial services during the Great Reset. Cybersecurity is critical to ensuring consumers and businesses can […]

COVID-19 has accelerated the digital transformation of higher education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samuel Martin-Barbero, Presidential Distinguished Fellow, University of Miami Developing a virtual culture for universities will require both imaginative and creative implementation, as well as open leadership, and an innovative mentality. Learning technology should not be envisioned as a […]

24 new European Universities reinforce the European Education Area

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. European Universities are transnational alliances of higher education institutions from across the EU that come together for the benefit of students, teachers and society. Today, the European Commission has unveiled the additional 24 European Universities that will join the first 17 alliances of higher […]

Mental health in the context of a pandemic: social distance

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maria Karoline Silveira Cavalcante, a third year medicine student from the State University of Rio Grande do Norte and member of IFMSA Brazil – UERN. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed […]

MEPs call on EU Commission to step up action against dangerous chemicals

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The upcoming new EU chemicals strategy for sustainability must better protect our health and the environment, says Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee. On Monday, the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee adopted a resolution by 65 votes to 1 and 14 […]

Emergency Trust Fund for Africa: EU mobilises almost €100 million to support the most vulnerable in the Horn of Africa

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union is mobilising €97.2 million of additional funding for programmes in the Horn of Africa to support the creation of job opportunities, public finance management, and access to education for vulnerable groups, in particular refugees and displaced persons, under the European Union […]

New rules allow EU consumers to defend their rights collectively

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament and Council negotiators reached a deal on the first EU-wide rules on collective redress, on Monday. The new rules introduce a harmonised model for representative action in all member states that guarantees consumers are well protected against mass harm, while at the same […]

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 […]

COVID-19 lockdown hits working mothers harder than fathers

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 Lockdown has put pressure on parents’ time around the world. UK mothers are one-and-a-half times more likely than fathers to have either lost their job or quit since the lockdown began, study […]

How AI and machine learning are helping to fight COVID-19

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 Organizations have been quick to apply their AI and machine learning know-how in the fight to curb this pandemic. These technologies are being deployed in areas from research to healthcare and even […]

These 5 charts show our shifting behaviour around coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content A new YouGov survey examines how our behaviour has changed as the pandemic unfolds. Between March and May, there were significant changes in the way people led their lives. British people have […]

Z, V or ‘Nike swoosh’ – what shape will the COVID-19 recession take?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Beech, World Economic Forum writer The “Great Lockdown” has hit global economies hard. Business shutdowns have left unemployment soaring, supply chains fragmented and markets plummeting. One International Monetary Bank official has said the Great Lockdown could lead […]

These countries are making ‘travel bubbles’ for post-lockdown tourism

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 The European Commission has released guidelines for how its Member States can start to ease coronavirus travel restrictions and enable tourism to begin again. The Baltic states are creating a “travel bubble”, […]

Approving most of EU’s accounts, EP requests new measures to protect EU spending

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. European Parliament granted discharge to the Commission and most other EU institutions, but called for the fight against conflict of interest to be strengthened. The Parliament, voting on Wednesday by 499 votes in favour, 136 against and 56 abstentions, granted discharge of the Commission’s […]

Hungary’s emergency measures: MEPs ask EU to impose sanctions and stop payments

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Democracy and fundamental rights are under threat in Hungary, say most MEPs, who urge the Commission and the Council to protect Hungarian citizens and rule of law. In a debate with EC Vice-President Vera Jourová and the Croatian Presidency of the EU, a majority […]