Cross-border travel is confusing after COVID – this framework can help borders reopen safely

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Meyer, Co-founder and CEO, The Commons Project & James Kondo, Chairman and CEO, International House, Japan & Christoph Wolff, Head of Shaping the Future of Mobility, World Economic Forum Cross-border travel after COVID must be safe and […]

Why activist athletes are needed today more than ever

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mary Harvey, CEO, Centre for Sport and Human Rights Activism in sports has a proud history in the US and around the world, and current events are making it more important than ever. Building on this and finding […]

Time to act together: Von der Leyen at the European Parliament July plenary

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. “If we do it right, we can also emerge stronger from this crisis thanks to a common European purpose based on NextGenerationEU,” President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said on 8 July. She spoke at the European Parliament plenary on the […]

This 3D-printed steak could help us reduce meat consumption

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 Every year, billions of animals are raised and slaughtered for food. This uses huge amounts of water and energy. Some experts believe alternatives could be better for people and the environment. Billions […]

EU, Canada and China co-host international meeting on climate cooperation and a sustainable economic recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission’s Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, the Canadian Minister for Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson and China’s Minister for Ecology and Environment Huang Runqiu co-chaired the 4th session of the Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA). This year’s meeting took place in […]

This Chinese megacity is building a massive car-free district

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 A 132 hectare slice of this Chinese megacity is to be car-free. It will be home to Tencent but open to the public. Reducing global reliance on cars can save lives and […]

Shipping industry must contribute to climate neutrality, say MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. To decarbonise maritime transport, the Environment Committee voted on Tuesday to include CO2 emissions from the maritime sector in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). The Commission has put forward a proposal to revise the EU system for monitoring, reporting and verifying CO2 emissions […]

To build a resilient world, we must go circular. Here’s how to do it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Naoko Ishii, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility & Frans van Houten, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Philips The best way to build resilience against future pandemics and the impact of climate change is to move to […]

Coronavirus response: Team Europe supports Somalia with three EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flights

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight arrived in Mogadishu from Brindisi, Italy, carrying humanitarian and medical supplies provided by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italian civil society organisations and international NGOs. Two other flights to Somalia will take off […]

Better understanding the psychological impact caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Julia Hillesheim and Ms. Bárbara Okabaiasse Luizeti, two medical doctors at Unicesumar in Maringá, Brazil. 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 the writers and do […]

Can the EU assume the mantle of global leadership?

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Kishore Mahbubani, Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore Angela Merkel’s assumption of the EU presidency could help deliver the strong global leadership the world needs today. Here are two steps that would put Europe […]

3 ways governments can address cybersecurity in the post-pandemic world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Belisario Contreras, Manager, Cyber Security Programme, Organization of American States (OAS) and Co-Chair, Global Future Council on Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum The COVID-19 pandemic has increased use of and reliance on the internet as people need to work […]

3 ways sustainable supply chains can build better business in a post-COVID world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruth Rennie, Director of Standards and Assurance, Rainforest Alliance Building more sustainable, resilient supply chains can help the world emerge healthier from COVID-19. Sustainability certifications are a proven way to improve supply chains’ economic and environmental performance. But […]

COVID-19: Mental balance in pandemic times

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Jade Lingiardi Altoé, a second-year medical student. Affiliated to IFMSA Brazil UniCesumar, and member of the Academic League of Family and Community Medicine (LAMFaC). She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

How AI can ensure your transition to remote work is equitable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katica Roy, CEO, Pipeline Women’s participation in the paid labour market took a hit with the onset of COVID-19. Remote work could further marginalize employees who find it difficult to advocate for themselves. AI can ensure that all […]

Green Deal: Coal and other carbon-intensive regions and the Commission launch the European Just Transition Platform

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On Monday 29 June, the Just Transition Platform (JTP) will be launched to help Member States to draw up their territorial Just Transition Plans and access funding from the over €150 billion Just Transition Mechanism. This online Platform will provide technical and advisory support […]

More protection for our seas and oceans is needed, report finds

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission adopted today a report on the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) which reveals that, while the EU’s framework for marine environmental protection is one of the most comprehensive and ambitious worldwide, persistent challenges remain, such as excess nutrients, underwater noise, plastic […]

European Union signs aviation agreement with the Republic of Korea

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Union and the Republic of Korea have signed a Horizontal Aviation Agreement. This Agreement allows any EU airline to fly to the Republic of Korea from each EU Member State, which has a bilateral air services agreement with the Republic of Korea. […]

MEPs approve €585 million to support refugees from Syria

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Budget Committee MEPs gave their green light to top up support to refugees and host communities in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon in response to the Syrian crisis. The draft report by Monika Hohlmeier (EPP, DE) recommending the approval of the draft amending budget was […]

State aid: Commission approves €6 billion German measure to recapitalise Lufthansa

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved German plans to contribute €6 billion to the recapitalisation of Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DLH), the parent company of Lufthansa Group. The measure was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as […]

This is how wellbeing drives social change and why cultural leaders need to talk about it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pavitra Raja, Community Specialist, Social Entrepreneurs – Europe and the Americas, World Economic Forum Social entrepreneurs suffer widely from burnout, limiting their potential to make change. A Schwab Foundation collaboration with the “Wellbeing Project”, explores the integral yet […]

17 ways technology could change the world by 2025

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saemoon Yoon, Community Lead, Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum Geneva We asked our 2020 intake of Technology Pioneers for their views on how technology will change the world in the next five years. From quantum computers and 5G […]

Taking care of our routes: the elderly in the time of COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Harman Singh Bhatia, a second year psychiatry resident and Ms. Purva Shah, an intern doctor, both of them at Baroda Medical College and SSG Hospital, India. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

Post the pandemic: keeping our worlds turning

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Hannah Vrolijk, a second-year medicine student (KU Leuven, Belgium) driven by mental health awareness. 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 […]

Bold measures needed to protect cross-border and seasonal workers in EU, MEPs say

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs call for urgent action to safeguard health, safety and fair working conditions of cross-border and seasonal workers in the context of COVID-19 The COVID-19-crisis has further exposed and exacerbated social dumping and the existing precariousness of the situations of many mobile workers employed […]

The world’s most vulnerable must be protected: WHO briefing

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 World Health Organization held a media briefing on 19 June, to update the public on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Ahead of World Refugee Day, calls were made to protect the world’s most […]

Stuck at sea: How to save the world’s seafarers and the supply systems they support

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Global action is being urged to stop a humanitarian crisis unfolding at sea. Crew changes on merchant ships have been stopped for months, putting those onboard at risk of depression and injury. […]

How supply chain transparency can help businesses make the right calls

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Leanne Kemp, Chief Executive Officer, Everledger Responding to our current challenges is made harder by a lack of information. Choosing the right way forward has become a case of risk-assessment. Supply chain transparency can help to negate some […]

World Refugee Day, 20 June 2020: Joint Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On the occasion of World Refugee Day, on 20 June, the European Commission and the High Representative made the following statement: “This year, World Refugee Day comes at a time when the world is facing a global pandemic that has already cost the lives […]

Guarantee of mental health’s stability in times of pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Giulia Carvalhal de Almeida Cordeiro, a first-year medical student at the Federal University of Campina Grande, 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 […]

3 ways to stop COVID-19 from drying up start-up talent pools

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marc Penzel, Founder and President, Startup Genome & JF Gauthier, Founder and CEO, Startup Genome Policy leaders have the power to prevent the destruction of start-up pools, from relaxing visa rules to encouraging transfer between academia and industry. […]

Mindfulness: a freedom we can still have in the pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Giovanna Freitas Munaretto, a Medical Student at Tiradentes University – UNIT / SE. Current President of the International Federation of Medical Students Association Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

COVID-19 has ushered in the age of the ‘intangible company’. Here are 4 ways it will change business

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Taylor, Executive Director, Ethical Systems, Stern School of Business, New York University • The recent switch to remote working consolidates a longer transition towards the ‘intangible company’ • Business leaders are obliged to pay more attention to […]