Engaging the Public; A Panacea to Abortion Restrictions

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gauri Parvathy, a medical graduate from Tbilisi Medical University, Georgia. 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Roberta Metsola: “The world needs Europe at its best because Europe is hope”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In Lisbon, Parliament President Roberta Metsola spoke of the importance of Europe rising to meet today’s global challenges. “The world needs Europe at its best. We need that hope.” “Europe is a choice – a choice countries made because they understood that our best […]

This Indian state is overhauling its agriculture strategy — and innovation is at the forefront

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ajit Kesari, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Jaskiran Warrik, Project Lead, Food Innovation Hub, World Economic Forum As the world population continues to grow and food prices rise, farming […]

State aid: Commission approves Italian scheme under Recovery and Resilience Facility to support biomethane production

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, an Italian scheme made available through the Recovery and Resilience Facility (‘RRF’) to support the construction and the operation of new or converted biomethane production plants. The measure is part of Italy’s strategy to […]

6 ways AI is helping us learn more about our past – and future

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 Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used to aid research across disciplines. AI from British firm DeepMind is helping to restore ancient Greek texts. Facial recognition technology is being used to identify […]

Why collaboration through platforms is important for tackling the climate challenge

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kimberly Bennett, Lead, Racial Justice in Business, World Economic Forum & Amy Goldman, Chief Executive Officer and Chair, GHR Foundation Tens of organizations joined the Partnering for Racial Justice in Business initiative helmed by the World Economic Forum […]

These 5 skills will get you the best jobs with your college degree

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 Students graduating this year have been through the perfect academic storm. But after last year’s graduate job market slump, things seem to be improving. LinkedIn has identified the five key skills for […]

Living in a pandemic: what are the effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of the youth

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Abdul-Rahman Toufik, a medical student at Sumy State University. 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 do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

The Commission makes Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps more inclusive

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has adopted a framework to increase the inclusiveness and diversity of the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes for the period 2021-2027. The measures deliver on the commitment by President von der Leyen‘s Commission to substantially reinforce both programmes, not only […]

Pandora Papers: MEPs call for investigations, clampdowns and new laws

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament on Thursday called for thorough investigations to be launched into any wrongdoing exposed by the Pandora Papers that took place in EU jurisdictions. Adopting a resolution by 578 votes in favour, 28 against and 79 abstentions, MEPs identified what they see as the […]

EU announces €25 million for education in crisis contexts and €140 million to support research in sustainable food systems

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Speaking at the Global Citizen Live event, President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced that the European Union is pledging €140 million to support research in sustainable food systems and tackle food hunger via CGIAR, formerly also known as Consultative Group […]

Future Healthworker’s role in 2030 Agenda

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mansey Varghese is a third-year Medical Student of SMBT Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Nashik, 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 […]

Planetary health and environment for poor populations: how can health professionals help?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Giovanni Gosch Berton, a 19-year-old Brazilian medical student, currently in the first year of medical school at the University of Passo Fundo. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

This is how much data we’re using on our phones

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 The COVID-19 pandemic has helped drive an increase in smartphone data usage, according to a PwC report. However, the impact of the pandemic has also highlighted the extent of the global digital divide. […]

Why the future is bright for drone technology

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Khaled Abusalem, Chairman of UAV and Robotics , Saudi Aramco & Mansour Alsaleh, Head, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Saudi Arabia & Timothy Reuter, Head of Aerospace and Drones, World Economic Forum & Talal Alsedairy, Drones Lead, […]

Women who crushed the gender barrier in medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aytac Qənbərli, a medical student from Baku, Azerbaijan. 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 view on the topic, […]

European Semester Spring Package: Paving the way for a strong and sustainable recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today presented the European Semester Spring Package, which focuses on providing fiscal guidance to Member States as they continue the process of gradually reopening their economies. This guidance aims to help Member States strengthen their economic recoveries, making the best […]

What are food crises and how many people are affected by them?

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 155 million people are caught up in food crises of varying severity. 133,000 people in Burkina Faso, South Sudan and Yemen are most at risk. 10 countries account for two thirds of […]

Water: how to stop undervaluing a precious resource and be ready for the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Huber, Specialist, Water and Environmental Resilience, World Economic Forum The importance of water – and its vital role in tackling global challenges – is not fully understood or communicated within water-rich nations. On a personal, political and […]

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 […]