Free COVID-19 Vaccines For All, Will Bring An End To It All!

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Begum COKMEZ and Mr. Ahmet Kayhan KORKUSUZ, two second-year medical students at Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey. They are 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 […]

In 2022, make your working life healthier, happier and more creative

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Sanders Author, The Ian Sanders Co. We can improve our working lives by making small adjustments, and challenging our own perceptions of what is doable. Writing things down, taking exercise and rest, and being curious about the […]

Want to drive inclusive economic growth? Start with manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Asutosh Padhi, Managing Partner, North America, McKinsey & Company The decline of the United States’ manufacturing industry has driven inequality and hurt its global competitiveness. Revitalizing manufacturing could add 1.5 million well-paid jobs to the economy and reinvigorate […]

Reframing the role of educators: five ways to maintain childlike optimism

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Asheesh Advani, President and Chief Executive Officer, JA Worldwide Research shows optimism tends to peak in late youth before declining over most people’s lifetimes in some countries. Teaching young people skills such as reframing, taking action, gratitude and […]

European Media Freedom Act: Commission launches public consultation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission publishes an open public consultation on the upcoming European Media Freedom Act, a landmark initiative announced by President von der Leyen in her 2021 State of the Union address to safeguard the pluralism and independence of the media in the EU […]

COVID-19: when are we finally going to eradicate it?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Abiola Asekun, a 4th year medical student at Sumy State University, Ukraine. 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 […]

Preventing child and adolescent suicide in Africa and developing nations; taking action towards early detection of bullying

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Wireko Andrew Awuah, a Ghanaian medical student at Sumy State University, Ukraine. 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 IFMSA’s […]

Health governance: how to include youth in decision making?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Mohd Talha Khursheed is an undergraduate medical student at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, India. 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 […]

Health Governance: How to include Youth in decision making

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Mirza Zain Baig, a 3rd Year MBBS student in Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat and a member of IFMSA, Pakistan. 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 […]

Youth involvement on a local level: Municipal Youth Councils

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Giorgos Athanasias, a medical student in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. 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 IFMSA’s […]

The Era of Youth Engagement

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Frederick Putra Wijaya, a fifth year medical student from Indonesia. 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 IFMSA’s view on […]

3 of this year’s most talked-about topics, explained

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 From COVID-19 to COP26, we take a look back at some of 2021’s biggest topics. Below is a selection of just some of the pieces we’ve published, from COVID-19 vaccines to doomscrolling, as […]

Here are five things to be optimistic about in 2022

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Formative Content Over 75% of people around the world think 2022 will be a better year than 2021. The COVID-19 vaccine roll out is providing hope of better times to come. And one in three people […]

Supply chain resilience: How are pandemic-related disruptions reshaping managerial thinking?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alan McKinnon, Professor of Logistics, Kühne Logistics University, Tanja Kueppers, COO DHL Supply Chain Europe, Middle East and Africa, Deutsche Post DHL, Maria Basso, Platform Curator, Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains, World Economic Forum […]

3 ways to accelerate the biomanufacturing revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Prakash Iyer, Project Fellow, Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains, World Economic Forum and Felipe Bezamat, Head of Advanced Manufacturing Industry, World Economic Forum Advances in synthetic biology are spurring a biomanufacturing revolution. It can […]

Sahel food crisis: EU allocates €15 million in additional humanitarian funding

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU has allocated €15 million in additional humanitarian funding to Africa’s Sahel region, in response to the unprecedented food crisis affecting more than 8.7 million people in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Mauritania. Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, said “Earlier this year, […]

Zoonoses and antibiotic resistance: a one health approach

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Martina Trevisiol, a third-year student at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of L’Aquila, Italy. 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 […]

European Commission obtains further acceleration of deliveries of vaccine doses to Member States

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has reached an agreement with Moderna to accelerate the delivery of its mRNA vaccine to EU Member States that have a short-term need, in particular Germany. Moderna agreed to anticipate the delivery of 10 million doses to December for Germany. This […]

This platform can help policymakers increase digital inclusion

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Derek O’Halloran, Head of Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation; ExCom Memb, World Economic Forum, Robert Opp, Chief Digital Officer, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) & Vaishali Rastogi, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston […]

These startups are making education accessible using phone calls, texts and WhatsApp

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Learnable uses machine learning, artificial intelligence and augmented reality to create content which can be shared via a dedicated app or WhatsApp. Ekatra uses text messages to share micro-learning courses, teaching important […]

Online gaming can be good for your mental health – here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Mental health practitioners are using online gaming to treat stress and other disorders. Clinicians can let patients play independently or join them for treatment on multiplayer platforms such as Roblox or Minecraft. It’s […]

Stakeholder Capitalism: A brief history of GDP – and what could come next

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Vanham, Head of Communications, Chairman’s Office, World Economic Forum As the World Economic Forum launches the video-podcast Stakeholder Capitalism, host and author Peter Vanham looks at GDP, the focus of episode 1. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is […]

State aid: Commission approves €3 billion scheme under the Spanish Recovery and Resilience Plan to support research, development, innovation, environmental protection and energy efficiency in automotive value chain

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €3 billion Spanish scheme to support research, development and innovation (RD&I), as well as environmental protection and energy efficiency measures of companies in the value chain for electric and connected vehicles. The measure […]

One Health: The world needs a healing

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Joshua Chesco Mwalongo is a second year medical student at the Kilimanjaro Medical University in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. 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 […]

Agreement reached to extend free mobile roaming rules in the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The “Roam like at Home” scheme will be renewed for another ten years, under plans informally agreed between MEPs and the Slovenian Presidency of the Council, on Thursday. Under the agreement, a follow-up to the 2017 elimination of roaming surcharges, consumers will continue to […]

This chart shows how fast renewable energy must grow to reach the world’s net-zero targets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patrick Henry, Senior Writer, Formative Content Unless we double the global rate of renewable energy generation, we’ll never hit net zero, says a new report. Governments need to help stimulate the development of new renewable power plants. But […]

5 ways Palestinian startups are shaping their society

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Teresa Belardo, Community Lead, Regional Agenda, Europe, World Economic Forum The Middle East and North Africa are home to a vibrant and dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem and are increasingly drawing attention from international investors. Young Palestinians are exploring innovative […]

Asylum and return: Commission proposes temporary legal and practical measures to address the emergency situation at the EU’s external border with Belarus

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is today putting forward a set of temporary asylum and return measures to assist Latvia, Lithuania and Poland in addressing the emergency situation at the EU’s external border with Belarus. The measures will allow these Member States to set up swift and […]

Is working from home harming women’s careers?

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 As a result of working from home, 51% of women are less optimistic about their career prospects than they were pre-pandemic, according to a survey. Difficulties accessing childcare and COVID-19 disruptions to […]

What is ‘The Great Resignation’? An expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abhinav Chugh, Acting Content and Partnerships Lead, World Economic Forum The Great Resignation is a phenomenon that describes record numbers of people leaving their jobs after the COVID-19 pandemic ends. Companies now have to navigate the ripple effects […]

5 reasons to participate in digital identity ecosystems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christine Leong, Global Blockchain Identity Lead and Managing Director , Accenture Governments are investing in digital identity ecosystems and organizations must understand how this affects the services they offer. Businesses must consider the roles they will play in […]

COVID-19 is still causing parental burnout – do you know the symptoms?

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 Research by a UK children’s charity has found more than 80% of parents are struggling with at least one symptom of burnout due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than half of mothers […]

Will WTO members act now to end harmful fisheries subsidies?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean and Co-Chair, Friends of Ocean Action Every year over $20 billion of taxpayers’ money funds harmful fisheries subsidies around the world. Members of the WTO have been negotiating rules […]