3 ways to revolutionize workplace learning in the post-COVID economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kelly Palmer, Chief Learning & Talent Officer, Degreed Half of all employees worldwide will need to be reskilled by 2025 and that’s not including those out of employment. Organizations should join the learning and development revolution in order […]

These 9 diverse innovations are paving the way for climate justice

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Huber, Community Success Specialist, UpLink, World Economic Forum Climate change has disproportionate impacts on disadvantaged communities. The Climate Justice Challenge on UpLink sourced innovative ideas from communities most affected by climate disasters. The selected 9 UpLink Top […]

Toy safety: Parliament wants stronger EU rules to protect children

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs want to strengthen current rules and market surveillance to ensure that all toys sold on the EU market, including from non-EU countries and online, are safe. Parliament stresses that, while the Toy Safety Directive (TSD) provides children with a high level of safety, […]

How “dig once” can democratize digital connectivity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Corey Glickman, Global Head, Sustainability and Design Consulting Services, Infosys Reliable access to digital services should not be viewed as a privilege, but a necessity for social and economic well-being. Boosting digital connectivity requires governments, citizens, utilities and […]

Space: EU initiates a satellite-based connectivity system and boosts action on management of space traffic for a more digital and resilient Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU is acting on its space ambitions by tabling two initiatives – a proposal for a Regulation on a space-based secure connectivity and a Joint Communication on an EU approach on Space Traffic Management (STM). Space technology is essential for facilitating our […]

How our economy could become more ‘nature-positive’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carlos Manuel Rodríguez Echandi, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility and Frances Seymour, Distinguished Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute A new World Economic Forum white paper sets out how our economies stand to gain from nature-positive […]

What’s the best way to tackle COVID and climate change? Anthropology, says the woman who predicted the global financial crisis

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 This is an edited version of an interview with Gillian Tett for the Book Club Podcast. Financial Times journalist and author Gillian Tett discusses her new book, Anthro-Vision: How Anthropology Can Explain […]

If Omicron is less severe, why are COVID-19 deaths rising?

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 US Omicron death toll has now surpassed the highest seven-day average of the more severe Delta variant. Omicron has been found to spread much more quickly than Delta. Hospitals have struggled […]

Health Union: a stronger role for the European Medicines Agency

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU will be better prepared to manage future health crises by tackling shortages of medicines and medical devices more effectively. Parliament endorsed the provisional agreement reached with the Council last year on increasing the powers of the EU’s medicines regulator with 655 votes […]

Putting capital markets into stakeholder capitalism

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura M. Cha, Chairman, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) Capital markets have a key role to play in building a more equitable and environmentally sustainable economic system. ESG assets under management reached $35 trillion in 2020 and […]

Carbon credits give conservation and climate action a fighting chance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeanethe Falvey, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, Bluesource With most large landowners focused on revenue from aggressive timber harvests, cropland or development, conservationists have not been able to compete. Revenue from carbon offsets offers an answer—and in […]

Children in wealthy countries are less optimistic about their future than those in developing nations – here’s why

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 Economic pessimism among the youth is more likely in high-income countries, compared with middle- and low-income ones. A new survey, the Changing Childhood Project, asked what it’s like growing up now. While […]

Which emerging economies have the best universities?

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 China dominates the record number of universities that qualified for the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings 2022. THE’s survey ranks institutions from emerging economies classified as ‘advanced emerging’, ‘secondary emerging’ […]

European Semester Autumn Package: rebounding stronger from the crisis and making Europe greener and more digital

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission has launched the 2022 European Semester cycle of economic policy coordination. The European Semester Autumn Package includes the Annual Sustainable Growth Survey, Opinions on euro area Draft Budgetary Plans (DBPs) for 2022, policy recommendations for the euro area and the […]

MEPs ask for values-based EU sports model and oppose “breakaway competitions”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU must shape a European sports model that is based on solidarity, inclusiveness, open competition and fairness, MEPs say in a report adopted on Tuesday. With 597 votes to 36 and 55 abstentions, MEPs say they want European sporting culture to be aligned […]

Digital Markets Act: ending unfair practices of big online platforms

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The draft law blacklists certain practices of large platforms and enables the Commission to carry out market investigations and sanction non-compliant behaviours. The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee adopted this morning by 42 votes in favour, two against and one abstention its position […]

Intersectionality and tackling barriers to health care

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rajvi Chaudhary, a fresh graduate from Medical College Baroda and SSG Hospital, India. 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 […]

What South Korea’s vaccine industry success teaches us about global trade policy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jennifer Brant, CEO and Founder, Innovation Insights & Godfrey Firth, Director, Government Relations, GE Healthcare South Korea has positioned itself as a global vaccine hub, with its biologics industry benefitting from investment. The investments will be complemented by […]

Climate migrants: when your house is no longer home

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sheela Patel, Director, Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres (SPARC) & Asif Saleh, Executive Director, BRAC Climate-driven migration forces are being felt across many developing nations as people struggle with droughts, heatwaves, storms and burst rivers […]

These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2021

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mariette DiChristina, Dean, College of Communication, Boston University & Bernard Meyerson, Chief Innovation Officer, IBM The 10th anniversary edition of the World Economic Forum’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies Report lists new technologies poised to impact the world in […]

Future of Europe: Parliament delegation’s first discussion on Conference topics

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, Parliament’s delegation, joined by idea givers from the European Youth Event, will discuss five topics from the European Citizens’ Panels. The discussions will revolve around the topics covered by the first two of the four European Citizens’ Panels: Panel 1 economy, social […]

The gender gap and health care: tackling the problem at its roots

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Feriel Arezki, a 5th year medical student from Bejaia, Algeria. 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 view on […]

Artificial intelligence: huge potential if ethical risks are addressed

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Artificial Intelligence regulation should focus on the level of risk associated with specific uses, a draft report presented in the AIDA committee on Tuesday says. The draft text, presented today by the rapporteur, says that the public debate should shift towards a focus on […]

Here’s how companies can make sure they are blockchain-ready

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Herkelrath, Managing Director of Business Development, Chainlink Labs In recent years, many of the world’s biggest enterprises in the finance sector and beyond have adopted blockchain technology. Companies that are not integrating blockchains into their processes are […]

EU – Central Asia Economic Forum: bringing regions closer

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Union – Central Asia Economic Forum took place in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic. This high-level gathering is the first in a series of events taking place in Central Asian countries in the coming years, within the framework of the EU Strategy […]

Living in a pandemic: what are the effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of the youth?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Marija Aleksandraitytė, a third-year public health student at the Public Health Faculty of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania. 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 […]

EU exports boosted thanks to stronger implementation and enforcement of trade deals and global rules

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Effective implementation and enforcement of EU trade agreements and international trade rules have added €5.4 billion to EU exports in 2020. This confirms that European Commission efforts are paying off. Tangible results range from the elimination of trade barriers to addressing unfair trade practices […]

The impact of the pandemic on mental health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laura Nakatani Kunioka, a third-year medical student at Unicesumar, Brazil. 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 view on […]

As heavy as an elephant: anxiety and loss of life expectancy in young Brazilians

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laura A. Martinhago, a 18 years old from Maringá-PR Brazil and a medical student at Unicesumar University. 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 […]

Poland: Constitutional Tribunal is illegitimate, unfit to interpret constitution

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Polish Constitutional Tribunal is “a tool for legalising the illegal activities of the authorities”  No EU money for governments who flagrantly, purposefully and systematically undermine EU values  EU must protect the people of Poland, who remain overwhelmingly pro-European  Parliament condemns an attempt to undermine […]

MEPs debate high energy prices, rule of law, migration ahead of EU summit

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament calls on European Council to tackle the energy price crisis and deal with rule-of-law offenders at its 21-22 October summit meeting. In a debate on Wednesday with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Minister of Foreign Affairs Anže Logar, representing the Slovenian […]

COP26, getting to net-zero: How clean electrification can be crowdsourced by digitalizing the grid

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amina Hamidi, Chief Technology Officer, Electrification, ABB & Philip New, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Systems Catapult As we head towards COP26, clean electrification would get us three-fourths of the way to net zero. Digitalization offers the chance to […]

Why the call of Presidents Michel and Xi should help get EU-China relations back on track asap

Last Friday, a much anticipated high level call call took place between EU Council’s President Charles Michel and China’s President Xi Jinping. The call came exactly one month after the European Parliament’s issued “vision” of the China-EU relations and following a year of setbacks in the EU-China relations. Overall, the leaders’ call was positive allowing […]