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 […]

This is how we can teach young people to use science and data to make better decisions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carl Wieman Yidan Prize for Education Research Laureate 2020, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Professor of Physics and the Graduate School of Education, Stanford University Current educational methods are failing to teach students the skills they need to […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: inaugural Plenary, Citizens’ event in June

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Executive Board today approved the calendar of Plenary meetings and European Citizens’ Panels, with the series of events starting next month. The inaugural Conference Plenary will take place on 19 June 2021, in Strasbourg, with remote and physical participation, in full compliance with […]

Team Europe mobilises to support African economies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen today announced a Team Europe initiative in support of Africa’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, as she joined global leaders at the Summit on Financing African Economies hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. Working with […]

Why we can’t afford to dismiss carbon offsetting in a climate crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bronson Griscom, Senior Director, Natural Climate Solutions at Conservation International We have 10 years to prevent irreversible damage to the planet due to climate change. Despite this urgency, critical tools such as carbon offsetting, have been tarnished by […]

4 myths about corruption

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 9 December is International Anti-Corruption Day. During COVID-19, corruption has seen funds diverted away from those in need, says the United Nations Secretary-General. From the prevalence of corruption in rich countries to […]

Mental health in the pandemic: how to stay emotionally stable?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rebeca Feitosa Dória Alves and Renata Carvalho Almeida, currently second year medical students from Tirandentes University of Aracaju, located in the state of Sergipe, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed […]