Climate change: Inadequate governmental response is causing climate anxiety in young people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Klebert, Chief Executive Officer, GEA More than half of young people worry about the future of the planet, according to a new survey. 75% described the future as “frightening”. Despite the lack of action from global governments, […]

We’re failing at the ethics of AI. Here’s how we make real impact

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Klebert, Chief Executive Officer, GEA The global COVID-19 crisis has acted as a world-wide accelerator for the rollout of artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives. The ethics and governance of AI systems are unclear. We need to advance in […]

Creative Europe: Increased budget in 2022 to support cultural and creative sectors

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has adopted the 2022 work programme of Creative Europe, which will be followed by the launch of the relevant calls for proposals. With a budget of around €385 million, nearly €100 million more compared to 2021, Creative Europe strengthens its support […]

COVID-19: when are we going to finally get rid of it?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Wireko Andrew Awuah, 5th year medical student at Sumy State University, Ukraine and Ms. Shekinah Obinna Amaka is a 6th year medical student at Sumy State University, Ukraine. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The […]

3 global risk areas that demand cosmic action: Space, the metaverse and Planet Earth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carolina Klint, Risk Management Leader, Europe, Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) Space junk, cyber threats and terrestrial infrastructure failures require effective and responsive public-private action – on a cosmic scale. The global risks identified in this year’s Global […]

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 […]

Four ways universities can future-proof education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alice Gast, President, Imperial College London The COVID-19 crisis accelerated changes that were on the horizon for universities, stepping up research and moving teaching online. Now they must hold on to the best of those changes, and forge […]

This is how businesses are driving digital inclusion and closing the skills gap

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 “Insufficient internal skills” is a problem for employers trying to find digital expertise. A report by BT – a British multinational telecommunications company – has found that the skills gap in the […]

State aid: Commission invites comments on proposed revision of EU State aid rules for agriculture, forestry and fishery sectors

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is inviting all interested parties to comment on proposed revised State aid rules for the agricultural, forestry and fishery sectors. The purpose of the proposed revision is to align the current rules with the current EU strategic priorities, in particular the Common […]

COVID-19: from pandemic to endemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ana Teresa Leitão, a 3rd year Medical Student from NOVA Medical School, in Lisbon. 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 […]

3 ways the MENA region can build a sustainable economic recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt and damage economies around the world. Establishing a trading bloc in the MENA region would unite countries around a shared desire for sustainable growth […]

€47 million fund to protect intellectual property of EU SMEs in their COVID-19 recovery and green and digital transitions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) launched the new EU SME Fund, which offers vouchers for EU-based SMEs to help them protect their intellectual property (IP) rights. This is the second EU SME Fund aiming at supporting SMEs in […]

COVID-19: When are we going to get rid of it once and for all?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Alarice Francisco, a 5th year medical student from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 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 […]

The real value of carbon credits and why nature is more than a carbon sink

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anderson Tanoto, Managing Director, RGE Debates on carbon credits at COP26 highlighted how difficult it is to apply a global standard to complex regulatory and nature, especially physical landscapes across diverse geographies. When it comes to protecting nature, […]

ESG is coming to venture capital. Here’s how startup founders can stay ahead of the curve

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shrinal Sheth, Knowledge Specialist, Investors Industries, World Economic Forum Geneva Venture capital is crucial in shaping the future of our people, planet and society. However, venture capital has been a laggard in considering environmental, social and governance aspects […]

Mariana Mazzucato on rethinking the state to improve partnerships

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum & Thierry Malleret, Co-Founder, Monthly Barometer Mariana Mazzucato, Professor, University College London, has spent her career challenging policymakers to rethink how they partner with business leaders to cause meaningful […]

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 […]

At work for 60 years – is this what living longer means for our kids?

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 By 2050, up to half of today’s five-year-olds can expect to live for 100 years. This might mean that 60-year careers become standard, according to new research. Policies and institutions must change […]

Why the road to stakeholder capitalism begins with diverse boards

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ronald P. O’Hanley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, State Street Ronald P. O’Hanley Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, State Street Stakeholder capitalism aims to ensure economies improve society and protect the planet. We need diverse leadership in the […]

Statement by President von der Leyen on vaccine sharing in 2021 and targets for 2022

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union is the biggest donor of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines so far. As Team Europe we have exceeded our vaccine-sharing target in 2021. We promised to share 250 million doses with low and middle income countries by the end of 2021. […]

Year in review: 2021’s key global health moments, according to the WHO

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 pandemic might have dominated health headlines this year, but there have been lots of other stories on the World Health Organization’s global health agenda. From COVID-19 and malaria vaccines to falling […]

1,500 endangered languages could disappear by the end of the century

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 Around 1,500 known languages may no longer be spoken by the end of this century. Current levels of language loss could triple in the next 40 years. Greater education and mobility marginalize some […]

5 charts that show what people around the world think about AI

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 A new survey explores attitudes towards artificial intelligence (AI) in 28 countries around the world. The survey found that nearly two-thirds of adults expect products and services using AI will profoundly change their […]

Bullying, a leading cause to child and adolescent suicide

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Patience Machayi, also known as Paciencia Machai, an Angolan and currently a fourth year Medical student at Sumy State University in 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 […]

5 ways to make your home more energy efficient

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 Energy costs are climbing, fuelled by rising demand and weak supply. For homes, it means gas and electricity bills are going up. Simple changes can save money and help make your home […]

These smart face masks can tell you whether you have COVID-19

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 Masks are a tool in the fight against the pandemic and now scientists are exploring ways to make them more effective. Ostrich antibodies applied to material can be used to detect COVID-19. […]

Commission supports Croatia with €319 million for the series of earthquakes in Sisak-Moslavina, Karlovac and Zagreb Counties

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has adopted the financing decision awarding €319 million of EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) support to Croatia following the devastating series of earthquakes that hit Sisak-Moslavina, Karlovac and Zagreb Counties in December 2020 and January 2021. This catastrophe came only a few months […]

Preparation ladder of resolution for younger generations

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sneha Chakraborty is a Final year Medical student at Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 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 […]

20 years of the euro in your pocket

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Twenty years ago, on 1 January 2002, twelve EU countries changed their national currency banknotes and coins for the euro in the largest currency changeover in history. In these two decades, the euro has contributed to the stability, competitiveness and prosperity of European economies. […]

EU Taxonomy: Commission begins expert consultations on Complementary Delegated Act covering certain nuclear and gas activities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission began consultations yesterday with the Member States Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and the Platform on Sustainable Finance on a draft text of a Taxonomy Complementary Delegated Act covering certain gas and nuclear activities. The EU Taxonomy guides and mobilises private […]

Pivotal Role of Young Medical Students in Health Policy Making

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Shirazum Munira is a third year medical student currently studying in Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 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 […]

Contribution of Future Health Care Professionals in Health Governance

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laveeza Fatima, a 19 years old medical student at Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan. 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 […]

Strategies for the inclusion of medical youth in decision-making in a developing country

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Yessi Alcántara Lembert, a recent medical graduate from the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Ms. Hellen Esbietlana Bello La Cerda is a fourth year medical student from Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. They are affiliated with […]