Brazilian female community and its gender gap

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Joana Tamy Hara, 21 years old, a third year medical student at UniCesumar, Maringá, Brazil and Ms. Gabriela B. Oliveira, 21 years old, a third year medical student at Universidade Positivo, Curitiba, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner […]

The International Women’s Day 2031

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Joana Duarte, a 2nd year Medical student from the University of Minho, Portugal. 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 […]

How to build long-term resilience in vulnerable communities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Flora Rosenow, Communications Lead ad interim, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, C-Change The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the world to recognise the plight of migrant workers in India. The Migrants Resilience Collaborative, the largest such initiative in […]

5 reasons why tropical forest protection should be central to corporate climate strategies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eron Bloomgarden, Executive Director, Emergent The climate crisis cannot be solved without ending tropical deforestation, which increased by 12% between 2019 and 2020. A jurisdictional approach to forest protection enables governments to drive systemic change at a national […]

Thinking like global citizens can usher in a fairer world. Here are 6 ways to start

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bhushan Sethi, Joint Global Leader, People and Organisation, PwC US & Lady Mariéme Jamme, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, iamtheCODE • Fostering a sense of common humanity is essential to reversing current inequalities and polarized communities. • The […]

How decentralized finance will transform business financial services – especially for SMEs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rebecca Liao, Co-Founder, SKUChain Decentralized finance (DeFi) is emerging as a tool for smaller businesses in developing markets, particularly for remittances and small loans; The transaction banking industry is beginning to see DeFi’s potential to overhaul the inflexibility […]

Coronavirus: Commission steps up research funding with €120 million for 11 new projects to tackle the virus and its variants

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has short-listed 11 new projects worth €120 million from Horizon Europe, the biggest European research and innovation programme (2021-2027), for supporting and enabling urgent research into the coronavirus and its variants. This funding is part of a wide range of research and […]

It’s time to change the debate around AI ethics. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Ted Kwartler, VP, Trusted AI, DataRobot & Sarah Khatry, Managing Director, AI Ethics, DataRobot Heated debate about the development of […]

This is the most popular type of home in Europe right now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content Almost half the population of the European Union lives in apartments. Seven out of 10 people in EU member states own their house or flat. But across Europe and indeed the world, […]

To solve big issues like climate change, we need to reframe our problems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg, Author, “What’s Your Problem?” (HBR Press) & Jonathan Wichmann, Co-founder, Wichmann/Schmidt Reframing social and global problems could yield viable solutions to major issues such as climate change and gender inequality. Being able to identify patterns in […]

Destigmatizing women in surgery, one inspiration at a time

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ikshwaki Kaushik, a final year medical student (intern) in one of the leading universities of Georgia. 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 […]

The role of the cyber leader in building secure and resilient digital ecosystems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dmitry Samartsev, Chief Executive Officer, BI.ZONE Cyber risks are on the rise – and companies and organisations around the world need to be prepared. Cyber leaders should have a mastery of risk management and an ability to speak […]

How changemakers in Bangkok are popularising the circular economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adithya B Kumar, Global Shaper, Bangkok Hub, Consultant, UNDP & Irvan Aditya Sutiono, Curator, Bangkok Hub, Venture Manager, Zipmex & Liepa Olsauskaite, Global Shaper, Bangkok Hub, Head of Brand Activation, Polymateria // EMF Circular Pioneer Cities tackling interconnected […]

Home or office? Survey shows opinions about work after COVID-19

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 Two-thirds of people around the world want to work flexibly when the COVID-19 pandemic is over, a new survey shows. And almost a third are prepared to quit their job if the […]

Repairing – not recycling – is the first step to tackling e-waste from smartphones. Here’s why.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mo Chatterji, Project Fellow, Scale360° and Senior Consultant at Kearney, World Economic Forum As smartphone sales have skyrocketed, so has the device’s contribution to waste streams and carbon emissions. Manufacturers will need to conserve resources as 6 of […]

This NASA-inspired technology converts carbon dioxide into food. Here’s how

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 NASA-based technology is being used to turn carbon dioxide into food and bio-based products. Kiverdi in California is using the tech to create the world’s first ‘air-based meat’. It could also help […]

EU disburses €250 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Jordan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has today disbursed €250 million in macro-financial assistance (MFA) to Jordan. Today’s disbursement is partly from the €3 billion emergency MFA package for ten enlargement and neighbourhood partners, which aims to help them limit the economic […]

EU-UK relations: Commission proposes draft mandate for negotiations on Gibraltar

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a Recommendation for a Council decision authorising the opening of negotiations for an EU-UK agreement on Gibraltar. The Commission also presented its proposal for negotiating guidelines. It is now for the Council to adopt this draft mandate, after […]

Beating financial crime: Commission overhauls anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism rules

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today presented an ambitious package of legislative proposals to strengthen the EU’s anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing (AML/CFT) rules. The package also includes the proposal for the creation of a new EU authority to fight money laundering. This package […]

The feminisation of medicine and persistence of stereotypes

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Heloisa Maria Perez Santos, a third year medical student and Ms. Pietra Cavalhero Alves, a second year medical student at Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde de Barretos, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions […]

Can the Tokyo Olympics help bring the world together?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hesham Zafar, Community Curator, Media, Entertainment, and Information Industries, World Economic Forum Despite concerns about COVID-19, the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo begins later this month. Historically the Games have been used as a platform to raise awareness […]

Why sharks matter to ocean ecosystems: an expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Shark attacks on humans are rare, according to a shark expert. Overfishing is causing many shark populations to decline and driving some to the point of extinction. Improved marine management is a […]

2021 Rule of Law: EU report shows positive developments in Member States but also points to serious concerns

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today published the second EU-wide Report on the Rule of Law with a Communication looking at the situation in the EU as a whole and dedicated country chapters on each Member State. The 2021 report looks at the new developments […]

Why the world needs to rethink primary healthcare after the pandemic

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 The COVID-19 pandemic pushed many primary healthcare systems to breaking point. The rise of noncommunicable diseases and increasing life expectancy is adding to the pressure. Encouraging more robust primary healthcare for all […]

US fossil fuel consumption is at its lowest in 30 years. Here’s why

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 US fossil fuel consumption fell by 9% in 2020, says the Energy Information Administration. Coal accounted for 13% of US fossil fuel consumption in 2020, its lowest annual share since 1949. Petroleum […]

Women that inspire women

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gabriella Caroline Andrioni, a twenty-year-old woman and a third-year medical student at the Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), in the interior of Brazil. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

EU launches WTO dispute against discriminatory procurement by Russian State-owned enterprises

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU is requesting consultations with Russia in the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding certain Russian measures that restrict or prevent EU companies from selling goods and services to Russian State-owned enterprises and other entities through procurement for commercial purposes. These practices seem to […]

Digital sovereignty: Commission kick-starts alliances for Semiconductors and industrial cloud technologies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission kick-starts today two new Industrial Alliances: the Alliance for Processors and Semiconductor technologies, and the European Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud. The two new alliances will advance the next generation of microchips and industrial cloud/edge computing technologies and provide […]

State aid: Commission approves €1 billion Spanish recapitalisation scheme to provide debt and capital support to companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Spanish plans to set up a €1 billion recapitalisation fund that will invest through debt and equity instruments in certain companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid […]

Independent Ethics Body: improving transparency and integrity in EU institutions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The new EU Ethics Body would be able to initiate investigations on possible conflicts of interest or “revolving door” cases for Commissioners, MEPs and staff. In a report endorsed by the Constitutional Affairs Committee on Wednesday with 18 votes in favour, 8 against, and […]

Kremlin politics: MEPs call for EU strategy to promote democracy in Russia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Foreign Affairs Committee says the EU must push back against Russia’s aggressive policies while laying groundwork for cooperation with a future democratic country. In a new assessment of the direction of EU-Russia political relations, MEPs make clear the Parliament distinguishes between the Russian people […]

Data governance: new rules to boost data sharing across the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs adopted rules to facilitate making more data available to help create new products and innovation, in particular in Artificial Intelligence. The Industry, Research and Energy Committee adopted on Thursday its position on the EU Data Governance Act (DGA), aimed at increasing trust in […]

The hardships of career advancement for women in medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Fjona Manja, a third year medical student in The Catholic University Our Lady of Good Council, Tiranë, Albania. 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 […]