Your data could warm you up this winter, here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Tech companies are using the data centres that house their vast servers to heat homes and cut CO2. The data-centre heating market could be worth $2.5 billion by 2025, according to recent forecasts […]

How to align cyber risk management with business needs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sander Zeijlemaker, Research Affiliate Cybersecurity, MIT Sloan (CAMS), Managing Director, Disem Institute, Michael Siegel, Principal Research Scientist and Director, MIT CAMS, Daniel Goldsmith, Managing Director, Julius Education, Shaharyar Khan, Research Affiliate, MIT CAMS, System Engineer, Shell Living in […]

NextGenerationEU: European Commission endorses positive preliminary assessment of Latvia’s request for €201 million disbursement under Recovery and Resilience Facility

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today endorsed a positive preliminary assessment of Latvia’s payment request for €201 million in grants under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), the key instrument at the heart of NextGenerationEU. On 17 June 2022, Latvia submitted to the Commission a payment […]

EU Taxonomy: Commission welcomes the result of today’s vote by the European Parliament on the Complementary Delegated Act

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the result of today’s vote by the European Parliament on the Complementary Delegated Act on climate change mitigation and adaptation covering certain gas and nuclear activities. This vote is important recognition of our pragmatic and realistic approach in helping many […]

The long and winding road for (un)forgotten human beings

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Antonio Guevara Lopez, a third-year medical student at the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. He 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 […]

How digitalization is making South and Southeast Asia engines of growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Azaz Zaman, Assistant Professor, Bangladesh Army, International University of Science and Technology The burgeoning digital economy led the pandemic recovery in South and Southeast Asia. Heavy smartphone penetration is facilitating digitalization in these regions. Greater government support is […]

Stop calling young people ‘leaders of tomorrow’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elizabeth Wathuti, Founder, Green Generation Initiative, Lindsey Prowse, Specialist, 1t.org North America, World Economic Forum Young people are proving to be increasingly important partners in delivering local action to tackle the climate crisis. When youth-led solutions are underfunded […]

Dollars don’t annihilate disease: why money cannot heal the world

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Jasmine Rutere, a second-year graduate medical student at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. 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 […]

If healthcare doesn’t strengthen its cybersecurity, it could soon be in critical condition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stéphane Duguin, CEO, CyberPeace Institute A study of healthcare cyberattacks in over 30 countries shows the scale of the rising threat. Ransomware attacks dominate the broadening scope of threats to healthcare providers. More action is needed from actors […]

The effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of young people

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Shekinah Amaka Obinna, a Nigerian and currently a medical student at Sumy State University, Sumy, 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 […]

Facebook Files: MEPs to invite whistleblower Frances Haugen to a hearing

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Lead MEPs from the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee decided to invite Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen to a hearing on 8 November. The decision to organise a public hearing in the European Parliament on “Whistleblowers’ testimonies on the negative impact of big tech […]

Changes in the mental health status of the younger population over the pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aida Marie Taveras Del Rosario, in her pre-internship to become a medical doctor, born and raised in 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 […]

After decades of instability, what does the future hold

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mohib Iqbal, International Economic Expert and Consultant, World Bank programmes in Afghanistan & Marie McAuliffe, Head, Migration Research, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Twenty years on from 9/11, Afghanistan remains battle-scarred by displacement and migration following the withdrawal […]

The 5 ‘Ts’ of cyber-crisis readiness for every kind of organization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Bonime-Blanc, Founder and CEO, GEC Risk Advisory & Tomer Saban, CEO, WireX Systems • Cyber-resilience is a fundamental principle in the face of rising threats to digital security. • Cyber-crisis preparedness is a crucial part of broader […]

Why the art of place-making can lift our cities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Guy Bradley, Chief Executive, Swire Properties • Place-making, to effectively contribute to urban development, depends on paying attention to small details. • Such fastidiousness makes the differences when designing for sustainability. • Stakeholder engagement is also crucial in […]

We can help beat the climate crisis by investing in nature

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carter Roberts, President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund in the US & Yannick Glemarec, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund Ecosystem-based climate solutions have the greatest positive impact both for the planet and for local communities in developing countries. […]

Rebuilding after COVID: The challenge is digital

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yousef Al-Ulyan, Vice-President, Information Technology, Saudi Aramco • The challenges of disruptive technologies must be managed. • Increased digitalization because of the pandemic has made this more pressing. • Governments and business must work together in what could […]

EU Citizenship Report: empowering citizens and protecting their rights

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published the 2020 EU Citizenship Report, which takes stock of the progress made on EU citizenship since the last report in 2017. The report also sets out new priorities and actions to empower EU citizens, such as an update of the […]

This disability activist says we must offer dignity and financial inclusion rather than just braille and ramps

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content It’s time to boost the economic resilience and participation of people across the developing world – particularly people living with disabilities. The benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution aren’t being experienced universally. […]

Coronavirus: Chinese aid to the EU delivered to Italy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU has put international cooperation at the forefront of its response to the Coronavirus. Following an agreement reached between President von der Leyen and Premier Li Keqiang last month, a donation of protective equipment from China to the European Union has now arrived […]

The jobs forecast is unsettled. It’s time for a reskilling revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Hummelgaard, Minister for Employment, Ministry of Employment of Denmark Technology is fundamentally altering the employment relationship. The Reskilling Revolution aims to provide skills to 1 billion workers within the next five years. We need strong public-private partnerships […]

How technology and play can power high-quality learning in schools

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Goodwin, Chief Executive Officer, The LEGO Foundation Education technology is exploding, expected to reach $342 billion in 2025. Learning through play has a critical role in education and in preparing children for challenges and opportunities ahead. Creating […]