Welcome to the age of the platform nation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) & Mihir Sharma, Senior fellow, Observer Research Foundation Since the First Industrial Revolution, growth and welfare have depended upon increasing the efficiency of production. Specialization, manufacturing, electricity and the computer all increased […]

GSMA Mobile 360 – MENA Dubai on 26-27 November 2019, in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content Now is the most exciting time for digital transformation: traditional brands are re-evaluating their competitive edge, start-ups are redefining the economics of business, providers are innovating at an unprecedented rate, and the consumer wants everything faster. This is the dawn of the intelligently connected society. Mobile 360 – MENA is the place to […]

How global tourism can be more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sérgio Guerreiro, Senior Director for Knowledge Management & Innovation, Turismo de Portugal One of the world’s biggest economic activities, tourism drives wealth, employment, and regional development. In 2018, international tourist arrivals reached 1.4 billion, while total export earnings from […]

I went blind at age 5, but managed to stay in education. We must ensure 93 million children with disabilities get the same chance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yetnebersh Nigussie, Director, Advocacy and Rights, Light For The World I became blind at the age of five, which more or less disqualified me from for school in rural Ethiopia. I would most likely have been married off instead […]

What makes a good healthcare professional?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Felipe Mazaro Matheus, born in 1992, a biomedical and fourth year medical student at Unicesumar in Maringá (Brazil). He is affiliated to 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 […]

With lifelong learning, you too can join the digital workplace

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nahia Orduña, Senior Manager in Analytics and Digital Integration, Vodafone When I had my first daughter, I spent a lot of energy justifying why I wanted to keep learning and growing in my job. I became more aware of […]

Why philanthropy for – and by – Africans is the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ellen Agler, CEO , The END Fund For decades, the stereotypical image philanthropy in Africa has been of places like the Kibera slum in Nairobi, a remote village in Uganda, or the streets of Addis Ababa. A legacy of […]

Take care of your borders and then expand them

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Natália Federle, a 23 year old and third-year medical student from Brazil. She is affiliated to 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 the […]

A seafood fraud investigation DNA tested fish sold in the US. Here’s what they found

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Here’s a fishy riddle. Question: when is a sea bass not a sea bass? Answer: when it’s a giant perch. That’s the conclusion of a recent study on fish sold to consumers in […]

If the Current Situation in Hong Kong Arose in the West

This article was written for The European Sting by a Chinese Visiting Scholar in Europe, Mr. Eric Wu. The opinions expressed herewith reflect exclusively the writer’s views. Some Western countries have recently closely watched the situation in Hong Kong. Quite a few politicians and media outlets have made their comments. What is on earth happening? It is […]

Last year, this coral reef was teeming with life. Now it’s dying – and it’s up to us to save it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Raquel Peixoto, Associate Professor – Molecular Microbial Ecology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Coral reefs are among the most biodiverse places on the planet. Like rainforests, they are teeming with species that live symbiotically with one another. They […]

Voice tech and the question of trust

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robb Henzi, Vice President NY, sparks & honey, Omnicom Group & Amie Stepanovich, Executive Director, Silicon Flatirons, University of Colorado, Boulde & Jennifer Lynch, Director, Surveillance Litigation, Electronic Frontier Foundation Voice technology is becoming more ubiquitous, integrating into tools […]

Africa is set to get its first vertical forest

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content The Egyptian desert is set to host the African continent’s first vertical forest. Italian architect and urban planner Stefano Boeri has unveiled designs for three buildings covered with pollution-absorbing trees and plants in […]

Commission launches two projects to support cooperation and innovation in Romanian regions and cities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is launching two projects to provide expertise to Romanian regions and cities, in cooperation with the Romanian government and the World Bank. Under the first project, Commission and World Bank experts will help Romanian county capitals develop stronger links with their periphery […]

5 key concepts for blockchain newbies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter A. McKay, Content producer, Dispatch Labs, Hanns-Christian Hanebeck, Founder and CEO, Truckl & Nadia Hewett, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum One of the little talked-about challenges in the blockchain space is the need […]

To flourish in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we need to rethink these 3 things

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Munozovepi Gwata, Founder, Kukura Capital Education is the primary tool for connecting people to the workplace. It is a building block that is used to aid employment. Employment, in turn, is the channel that allows people to be […]

5 things to know about the exploding world of pro gaming

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Tennis stars Serena Williams and Roger Federer will be criss-crossing New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium when the US Open begins later this month, each battling for $3.85 million in prize money. But the arena […]

EU and Japan select first Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Programmes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission has announced the results of the call for proposals for Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Partnerships with Japan launched in October 2018. Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, said: “In July 2018, I had the pleasure of launching the EU-Japan high-level policy dialogue on […]

Antitrust: Commission consults stakeholders on guidance for national courts when handling disclosure information

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is inviting comments on a draft communication to assist national courts in dealing with requests to disclose confidential information in proceedings for the private enforcement of EU competition law. Stakeholders can send their contributions until 18 October 2019. The Antitrust Damages Directive helps […]

5G in Russia: a local and global view on the way forward, in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content Russia is a relatively mature mobile market, with a unique subscriber penetration rate of 89% at the end of 2018 – a figure that will remain broadly unchanged to 2025.Mobile users in Russia are already significant consumers of mobile data, with data volumes set to grow further as the adoption of smartphones increases. […]

Data protection: Commission decides to refer Greece and Spain to the Court for not transposing EU law

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission decided today to refer Greece and Spain to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to transpose the EU rules on personal data protection (the Data Protection Law Enforcement Directive, Directive (EU) 2016/680). In April 2016, the Council and the European Parliament agreed the Directive had to […]

Europe’s forests are booming. Here’s why.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Around the world, forests are shrinking due to deforestation, urban development and climate change, but in Europe that trend has been reversed. Large areas of the continent have seen a forest boom that means today […]

A challenge for inclusion in the Dominican Republic’s health care services

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. María Cedeño and Ms. Lia Patricia Reyes Santos, two third-year medical student sat the Iberoamerican University (UNIBE) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

Scientists have a new suggestion to create more climate-friendly cows

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Belching bovines are a primary culprit when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions. Farmed livestock are responsible for 14.5% of all emissions related to human activity, and cows make up by far the largest proportion […]

LGBTQI+ and medicine, in the Land of the Pure

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ikram Khaliq, a final year medical student at Army Medical College (AMC) in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. IFMSA delegate at the United Nations 62nd Commission on Statusof Women. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

Summer 2019 Economic Forecast: Growth clouded by external factors

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European economy is set for its seventh consecutive year of growth in 2019, with all Member States’ economies due to expand. Growth in the euro area was stronger than expected in the first quarter of the year due to a number of temporary […]

Shanghai has tough new recycling rules – and it will stop collecting trash from communities that don’t comply

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Not all that long ago, China recycled for the world. Now it’s trying to tackle its own trash. With a population of 1.4 billion and no formal recycling system, the country generates mountains of […]

EU Trust Fund for Africa: new migration-related actions to protect vulnerable people and foster resilience of host communities in North of Africa

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved five new migration-related programmes in North of Africa totalling €61.5 million. These new programmes adopted under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa will reinforce ongoing actions to protect and assist refugees and vulnerable migrants in North of Africa especially in […]

China by numbers: 10 facts to help you understand the superpower today

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content China, home to almost a fifth of the world’s population, is a country of superlatives. Forty years of economic growth, at an average of nearly 10% a year, has transformed the country into a […]

Here’s why leaders need to care about mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sharmishta Sivaramakrishnan, Community Specialist, Young Global Leaders – Asia, World Economic Forum Geneva & Peter Varnum, Project Lead, Global Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum ‘Mental health’ can mean a lot of things, depending on who you talk to. […]

David Attenborough’s worried about this ocean threat – and it’s not plastic

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 If the ocean was an economy, it would be the seventh largest in the world. But instead of fostering it as a resource, humans are jeopardising its future – using it as […]

The European Union and the United States reach an agreement on imports of hormone-free beef

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission shared today with Member States the successful outcome of the negotiations to review the functioning of an existing quota to import hormone-free beef into the EU. EU Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan said: “With the successful outcome of the negotiations, the Commission has delivered on […]

Retirees will outlive their savings by a decade

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content The good news for many of the world’s major economies is that people are living longer. But with longevity comes challenges – and a new report suggests retirees around the globe will […]