Sustainable Finance and EU Taxonomy: Commission takes further steps to channel money towards sustainable activities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted an ambitious and comprehensive package of measures to help improve the flow of money towards sustainable activities across the European Union. By enabling investors to re-orient investments towards more sustainable technologies and businesses, today’s measures will be instrumental […]

Migrant Children in Care are Being Robbed of their Settled Status

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Mr. Aaron Gates-Lincoln, writer for Immigration News. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. The UK immigration system is a complex web of hostile environment policies, which are self-admittingly designed to make the lives of […]

Why does death prefer to hold a scythe rather than my hand?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Najuah Sael Basheer Atari and Ms. Gabriela Sulzbach Solanho, two 3rd year medical student at Universidade Positivo-Curitiba from Paraná, Brazil. 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 […]

Antitrust: Commission fines three EU railway companies €48 million for customer allocation cartel

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has fined railway companies Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB), Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Société Nationale des Chemins de fer belges / Nationale Maatschappij der Belgische Spoorwegen (SNCB) a total of €48 million for breaching EU antitrust rules. The companies participated in a customer […]

Palliative care and Universal Health Coverage: how to advocate for the inclusion of palliative care in UHC

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mary AlMadani, a 3rd-year medical student at Mutah University, Jordan. 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Embracing technology as a service will fuel the circular economy. Here’s how.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Sheeran, Managing Director, Worldwide Channel and SMB, HPE Financial Services Technology as a service has the potential to generate significant growth opportunities for any industry. It offers sustainable outcomes, specific to each industry. Offering as-a-service requires the […]

What has COVID-19 taught us about decarbonized electricity grids?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Luis Badesa, Research Associate, Imperial College London & Goran Strbac, Professor of Electrical Energy Systems, Imperial College London In early 2020, COVID-19 lockdowns led to reduced electricity demand around the world. In Great Britain, the majority of the […]

EU continues to address humanitarian needs in Ethiopia by allocating over €53 million

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU has announced today new funding of €53.7 million in humanitarian aid for the most vulnerable people in Ethiopia, including those affected by the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, who will arrive in Ethiopia tomorrow and will meet […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: launch of the multilingual digital platform

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Executive Board of the Conference on the Future of Europe, comprising representatives from the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission, is launching the multilingual digital platform for the Conference on the Future of Europe inviting all EU […]

Sustainable transport can’t just depend on batteries. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lars Stenqvist, Chief Technology Officer, AB Volvo Batteries are an ideal solution for shorter/medium-range applications (such as for buses within a city) but they are less practical for long-haul transport and heavy duty applications. Hydrogen fuel technology and […]

Singapore is building a ‘forest town’ with abundant green spaces and underground roads

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 In Singapore, the ‘forest town’ of Tengah is being built on land once home to a brickworks and later used for military training. Vehicles will run underground to make the eco-development’s town centre […]

The teaching of Palliative Care for future health professionals and its inclusion in Universal Coverage Health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mariana Schmitt Roque and Ms. Fernanda Carolina Menechini Rocha, two medical students at the Centro Universitário Ingá, located in Maringá – Paraná. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

This start-up has developed a way for businesses to quickly compost food waste

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 Composting food waste into fertilizer can take up to two years. But now a Malaysian start-up has cut that time to just 24 hours. It’s created an odourless way to tackle food […]

These are the world’s best business schools

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 The 2021 global ranking of business and management schools by QS World University Rankings has been released. North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Latin America and Africa and the Middle […]

The hidden downside to ocean data and how to make it more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linwood Pendleton, Senior Vice-President; Head, Science, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Ocean & Asgeir J. Sørensen, Director, Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems, NTNU (NTNU AMOS) Data technology can help us monitor and preserve the ocean. […]

How learning through play as a child can help you succeed as an adult

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bo Stjerne Thomsen, Chair, Learning through Play, The LEGO Foundation With 50% of all employees needing to reskill by 2025, the ability of individuals to adapt is even more essential in this rapidly changing global economy. Learning through […]

Fighting trafficking in human beings: new strategy to prevent trafficking, break criminal business models, protect and empower victims

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is presenting today a new Strategy on Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings (2021-2025), focusing on preventing the crime, bringing traffickers to justice and protecting and empowering victims. Between 2017 and 2018, there were more than 14,000 registered victims within the European Union. […]

Team Europe increased Official Development Assistance to €66.8 billion as the world’s leading donor in 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU and its 27 Member States have significantly increased their Official Development Assistance (ODA) for partner countries to €66.8 billion in 2020. This is a 15% increase in nominal terms and equivalent to 0.50% of collective Gross National Income (GNI), up from 0.41% […]

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 […]

3 pressing urban problems Indian cities must solve in the post-COVID recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Suchi Kedia, Community Specialist, Regional Agenda – India and South Asia, World Economic Forum & Kadambari Shah, Senior Associate, IDFC Institute & Harshita Agrawal, Associate, IDFC Institute • The pandemic revealed how Indian cities dependent on those working […]

This interactive map could help you discover a new species

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 A new interactive map can predict where as-yet-undiscovered species might be found. Scientists analyzed 32,000 existing species to predict where we might find the next ones. Finding new species is the key […]

Are we at a turning point for tackling online extremism?

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 A growing body of evidence illustrates the ways social media has radicalized users and resulted in violence. There is growing debate about the need to check extremism and a […]

The inclusion of Palliative Care in the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Brazil

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Jaquelini Fernanda Gomes dos Santos and Mr. Jhonatan Guilherme Fernandes, two 3rd year in medical school, member of the local committee of IFMSA Brazil-Uningá. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

COVID-19: faster authorisation for vaccines adapted to variants

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs will discuss and greenlight a new procedure to facilitate and accelerate the EU-wide approval of vaccines adapted to COVID-19 variants. On Thursday, Members of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee will hold an exchange of views on a Commission delegated […]

Technology can transform clinical practice – here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vitor Rocha, CEO, Philips North America The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented stress and anxiety levels among the world’s clinicians. The Future Health Index 2020 global survey confirms that young health care professionals are hopeful that technology […]

On death and dying: a dignified death is everyone’s right

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Isabelle Gualberto Souza, a 22 years old, 3rd year medical student at Centro Universitário FIPMoc from Montes Claros, 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 […]

Palliative care: how understanding terminal pain and suffering guarantees the dignity of human rights

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Isabella Arantes Tobbin and Naiany Olivotto Martins, two second year medical students at Universidade Paranaense (UNIPAR) – 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 writer […]

This is how CO2 can be transformed into food for animals

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark McCord, Writer, Formative Content Deep Branch is among companies trying to boost food output without adding to climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions. It uses micro-organisms to convert carbon dioxide into a protein powder that can be used in […]

How COVID-19 and ‘work from anywhere’ can build the city of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amit Midha, President, Asia-Pacific and Japan, Dell Technologies The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed how millions of people work and their relationship with cities where work is based; The pandemic has shown the significance of technology and how […]

Early healthcare investment is our best chance at healthy ageing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Ataguba, Associate Professor and Director, University of Cape Town & David E. Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Harvard School of Public Health & Andrew J Scott, Professor of Economics, London Business School The […]

Africa is creating its own Great Wall – and it’s green

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Senior Writer, Formative Content The Great Green Wall initiative aims to restore an 8,000km strip of savanna along the southern edge of the Sahara desert. 100 million hectares of land are to be restored, 10 million […]

Humanitarian aid: €24.5 million in Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU announced today new funding of €24.5 million in humanitarian aid for the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region. EU humanitarian aid to the region seeks to provide a response to the humanitarian consequences of the conflict in northern Mozambique, where €7.86 million […]

How technology helped Serbia save 180 million sheets of paper in less than 4 years

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 Serbia’s government has made digitalization a focus. It began rolling out electronic e-government services in June 2017. Since then, it estimates it has saved around 180 million sheets of A4 paper. Digitalization and […]