EU replaces COVID-19 vaccines export authorisation mechanism with new monitoring tool

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU will not extend the COVID-19 vaccines export transparency and authorisation mechanism, which expires on 31 December 2021. This means that, as of 1 January 2022, vaccine producers will no longer have to request an authorisation for the export of vaccines outside the […]

Commission welcomes approval of the Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe and future governance of the European Research Area

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Council of the European Union adopted a Recommendation on ‘A Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe’ (Pact for R&I), as well as its conclusions on the future governance of the European Research Area. The Pact for R&I defines common values and […]

ASEM Summit: Europe and Asia reaffirm shared partnership and engagement to a stronger recovery from the pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. During the 13th Asia-Europe (ASEM) Summit on 25-26 November which took place in virtual format from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, leaders reaffirmed their shared partnership and engagement in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the title ‘Strengthening Multilateralism for Shared Growth’, the Summit brought […]

Erasmus+: nearly €3.9 billion in 2022 for mobility and cooperation in education, training, youth and sport

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission launched the calls for proposals under Erasmus+ call for 2022, following the adoption of the 2022 annual work programme. With an increased budget of nearly €3.9 billion for the next year, Erasmus+ will continue to provide opportunities for study periods abroad, […]

Gender gap at education level is shrinking, but women are still under-represented in research and innovation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The number of female students and graduates at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels has grown steadily over the last years. However, women are still under-represented in research and innovation careers. These are some of the key findings of the European Commission’s She Figures 2021 […]

Why female leadership is crucial to tackle climate change and other crises

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mariah Levin, Head of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum & Gwendoline de Ganay, Community Manager for the Americas, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum The COVID-19 pandemic has set representation of women leaders back […]

17th EU-Central Asia Ministerial Meeting – Turning Challenges into Opportunities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen took part in the 17th EU-Central Asia Ministerial meeting, in Dushanbe (Tajikistan). The meeting was chaired by the High Representative Borrell and hosted by the Foreign Minister of Tajikistan, Sirojiddin Muhriddin, with […]

The importance of understanding intersectionality in health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Rodrigo L. Leite, a 6th year medical student and Ms. Maria L. C. Meurer, a 4th year medial student from 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 […]

The UN tells Elon Musk how his money could end world hunger

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content The Tesla founder has offered to pay to end world hunger if the UN explains how it would spend his money. Responding to the challenge, the UN’s World Food Programme has produced […]

COP26 outcomes aren’t satisfying, but they should leave us hopeful. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antonia Gawel, Head, Climate Action; Deputy Head, Platform for Public Goods, World Economic Forum The COP26 climate summit in Glasgow this November gathered global leaders from government, business and civil society to drive progress for climate action. The […]

When Can Everyone Pluck the Grapes?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Natasha Sharma, a 4th Year medical student from Gauhati Medical College, Assam, 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 […]

Boosting the EU’s capacity to anticipate and respond to health crises

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs outline how the EU should strengthen crisis prevention, preparedness and response when addressing future serious cross-border health threats. The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted on Tuesday, with 67 votes in favour, 10 against and one abstention, a […]