EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: €5.6 billion out of €6 billion now allocated in support of refugees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission today adopted a new set of assistance measures worth €1.41 billion, ensuring continued European Union support to refugees and host communities in Turkey. The programmes will focus on the areas of health, protection, socio-economic support and municipal infrastructure. The new measures […]

Dignified health for all who live here

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rafaela Paulino, a Brazilian medical student now in the third year. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The […]

Health equity and accessibility for migrants is a peremptory demand

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Mohamed Shoman, a toxicology and forensic demonstrator at faculty of medicine & Ms. Sara Shoman, a family medicine resident at faculty of medicine at Ain Shams University. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

Migration and rule of law on next ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly agenda

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Migration, rule of law, climate change, ACP-EU relations beyond 2020, renewable energies and education will be among issues discussed at the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Bucharest. From 18 to 20 March 2019, the Assembly will bring together Members of the European Parliament and […]

Migration and asylum: EU funds to promote integration and protect borders

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs backed on Tuesday increasing the EU budget for migration and asylum policies and to reinforce borders. The Civil Liberties Committee endorsed the renewed Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), the 2021-2027 budget of which will increase up to €9.2 billion (€10.41 billion in […]

International co-operation vital to improve integration of refugees

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Countries should increase their co-operation and information sharing to enable them to deal more effectively and quickly with inflows of humanitarian migrants, according to a new OECD report. Ready to Help? Improving Resilience of Integration Systems for Refugees and other Vulnerable Migrants finds that the increase in […]

Immigrants make good entrepreneurs. This study proves it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Immigrants are good for business, according to research analyzing entrepreneur trends in the US. Not only do immigrants to the US establish proportionally more businesses than native-born entrepreneurs, their companies are also more […]

The needs, challenges and power dynamics of refugee resettlement

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adèle Garnier, Lecturer in Politics and Public Policy, Macquarie University & Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, Research Professor in Humanitarian Studies, Peace Research Institute Oslo & Liliana Lyra Jubilut, Professor of International Law, Human Rights and Refugee Law, Universidade Católica […]

Security: better access to data for border control and migration management

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. New measures to improve data exchange between EU information systems for border, security and migration management were backed by the Civil Liberties Committee. The measures, adopted by Civil Liberties MEPs on Monday, would facilitate the tasks of border guards, migration officers, police officers and […]

EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: EUR 400 million Special Measure on education adopted

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a new assistance package worth €400 million, for the education of Syrian refugees in Turkey. This is the first action adopted following the agreement by EU Member States to finance an additional €3 billion for the Facility for Refugees […]

Migration: Commission steps up emergency assistance to Spain and Greece

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has awarded an additional €45.6 million in emergency assistance to support Spain and Greece respond to the migratory challenges they face. In view of increased arrivals, Spain will receive €25.6 million to improve the reception capacity for arrivals at its southern […]

EU Summit/Migration: Parliament calls for joint solutions based on solidarity

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs urge EU leaders to work out a solution to the current impasse on migration and asylum and stress their readiness to start talks to reform existing rules. Ahead of a crucial European Council, during which EU leaders will discuss how to best deal […]

How migrants who send money home have become a global economic force

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Lacy Swing, Director-General, International Organization for Migration (IOM) More people are on the move around the world than ever before. An estimated 258 million people are currently living outside their country of origin. Every migrant chooses to […]

European Agenda on Migration: Still fragile situation gives no cause for complacency

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Brussels, 16 May 2018 The Commission is today reporting on progress made under the European Agenda on Migration and the Commission’s roadmap from December 2017, and is setting out further key actions to be taken. While joint EU efforts have continued to show results, the […]

A young doctor from Glasgow reports: in the UK refugees are left to rot

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Isla Kempe, a 22 year old medical student studying in Glasgow, UK. Ms Kempe is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to the writer and does not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European […]

The global issue of migration in 2017

Exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Ude Ucha Kalu, a medical student at the Federal  University of Lagos, Nigeria. Ms Kalu is affiliated with the International Federation of  Medical  Students Association (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one. In the world today not only has there been an unseen increase in migration of people into countries like […]

The impact of refugees on the European healthcare system

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Stavroula Papaeleftheriou. The writer is a fifth year medical student at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Gr. T. Popa, in Iasi, Romania. She is also affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Press coverage of migration crisis in Europe: a call for collaborative action

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Behrouz Nezafat. The writer an MSc. Public Health student at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the IFMSA Human Rights and Peace co-regional assistant for Europe. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do […]

Migration Crisis: how to open the borders and make way for the uprooted

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Mehndi Dandwani. The writer is a 5th year student of Medicine at Terna Medical College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The […]

EU takes again positive action on migration crisis while Turkey asks for dear favors in exchange for cooperation

A mini-summit took place in Brussels last weekend involving the Western Balkan countries and aiming at tackling the escalating migration crisis in the EU. The outcome was the promotion of a 17-point plan which aspires to tackle the issue. The problem that keeps on lingering though is whether the EU countries will look at the greater good of […]

The refugee crisis brings to light EU’s most horrible flaws and nightmares

Last Monday, the EU Interior Ministers convened in Brussels in order to discuss about the quotas of the 120.000 refugees proposed by the European Commission (EC) but didn’t manage again to come to a common decision. Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary belong to the group of countries that are against the latter proposal which […]