Click and Download: your app is ready to help you save lives

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. João Gilberto Wobeto and Ms. Bárbara Okabaiasse Luizeti, two 4th year medical students at Federal University of Pelotas, in southern 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 […]

Employment and Social Developments in Europe review: why social fairness and solidarity are more important than ever

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission’s services have published the 2020 edition of the Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review dedicated to the theme of social fairness and solidarity. The review provides evidence-based analysis on how to achieve greater fairness across the EU in the […]

The importance and the need of mobile technology in the health care system and in saving lives.

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Jainal h shah, a fourth year medical student studying in Gujarat medical education research society (GMERS) medical college, Gandhinagar, India. He us affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

Green Deal: measures to step up the fight against global deforestation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. MEPs outline how the EU can contribute to tackling worldwide deforestation and call for domestic policies to be revised to protect European forests. In the non-binding resolution adopted on Tuesday with 543 votes to 47 and 109 abstentions, in response to a Commission communication, […]

Rude work emails are bad for your health and on the rise – here’s what you need to know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Researchers have found that rude emails can impact wellbeing, causing insomnia. Increased digital communication due to COVID-19 restrictions is worsening workplace rudeness, studies suggest. 98% of people say they have experienced uncivil […]

International Democracy Week 2020: how democracy is dealing with COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The spread of COVID-19 in 2020 has not only put people’s lives in danger, but has also transformed how they work, communicate and make political decisions. International Democracy Week comprises a series of events and workshops on global democracy and the COVID-19 pandemic. It […]

Do not jeopardise future-oriented EU programmes, say EP’s budget negotiators

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. During the third round of talks on Friday, Parliament’s negotiators reiterated their key demands, based on a strong plenary mandate. “We continue our trilateral talks with the German Council Presidency. It is positive to have seen eventually some movement from them today. There was […]

Statement of the UK Coordination Group and the leaders of the political groups of the EP

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The UKCG and the EP political group leaders issued the following statement after meeting with Chief EU Negotiator Michel Barnier and Joint Committee Co-Chair Maroš Šefčovič, on Friday. The European Parliament’s UK Coordination Group (UKCG) met today to assess the impact of the United […]

EU-China: Commission and China hold first High-level Digital Dialogue

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission held its first High-level Digital Dialogue with China, in preparation of the videoconference between EU and Chinese Leaders on 14 September. Chaired by Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, Margrethe Vestager, and the Vice Premier of China, […]

Mobile health: The future of global healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Goodluck Issa Nchasi is a 2nd year medical student at Catholic University Of Health And Allied Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, located in Mwanza, Tanzania. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

Can we put a price on clean air? Yes, we can

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jane Burston, Executive Director, Clean Air Fund & Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Economist, Confederation of British Industry (CBI) New research reveals clean air could deliver a £1.6 billion ($2.2 billion) annual boost to the UK economy. It could deliver […]

Telemedicine in Brazilian favelas: The medicine of social isolation transforming public health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms.Fernanda Clara da Silva, a student of the fourth period of Medicine of Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte-UERN. 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 […]

Tackling pollution and climate change in Europe will improve health and well-being, especially for the most vulnerable

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Air and noise pollution, the impacts of climate change such as heatwaves, and exposure to dangerous chemicals cause ill health in Europe. Poor quality environments contribute to 13 % (one in every eight) of deaths according to a major assessment on health and environment […]

Financing economic recovery, written by United Nations Under-Secretary-General

This article was written for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. As the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the length and […]

Integrating migrants and refugees into the labour market: Commission and social and economic partners relaunch cooperation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission, trade unions, chambers of commerce and employers’ organisations are renewing their cooperation to enhance the integration of migrants and refugees into the labour market. In a joint statement released today, they highlight areas for future focus, and express interest in cooperating […]

How the power of youth can help fight air pollution across Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tolu Oni, Professor, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cambridge Air pollution kills more people in Africa than unsafe drinking water or malnutrition. Tackling this problem will require a concerted effort from both public and […]

Mobile Technology Saving Lives: Changing healthcare systems with simple technological solutions

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Faizan Akram is studying Pharmacy at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur Pakistan. 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 […]

7 innovative projects making cities more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andy Dunn, Writer, Formative Content It’s estimated nearly 70% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals highlight the need to ensure these cities are safe and sustainable for all. […]

Roma integration: fight social exclusion, poverty and anti-gypsyism, MEPs demand

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU and its member states must combat structural anti-gypsyism and legislate to ensure that Romani people have equal access to housing, education, healthcare and employment. The Civil Liberties Committee passed on Thursday a resolution denouncing that, due to persistent anti-gypsyism, Romani people in […]

Greater EU Civil Protection capacity needed in light of lessons from COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The ENVI Committee calls for the revision of the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism post-2020 so it can better respond to large-scale emergencies such as COVID-19. The EU Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) has supported member states to save lives in the midst of earthquakes, hurricanes […]

This is how flu season might affect the COVID-19 curve

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum The Southern Hemisphere largely avoided a combined flu season and pandemic. A heavy flu season in the midst of COVID-19 could overwhelm health systems. Experts have mixed views on […]

How can impact investors balance the green energy equation?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bianca Ghose, Chief Storyteller, Wipro Impact investors must be aware of both the positive and negative consequences of their activities. Clean energy sources all involve some environmental cost, such as disposing of equipment at the end of its […]

One-third of young people still optimistic despite COVID’s dramatic hit on education and jobs

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 New survey polled young people – hit hard by COVID – around the world. Young women, younger adults and lower-income countries hit hardest. But more than a third of young people reported […]

Scientists studied microbes feeding on Antarctica’s first methane leak – 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: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Antarctica holds up to a quarter of the planet’s marine methane. The first known methane leak in Antarctica could be a worrying sign of more to come. Ocean-dwelling microorganisms eat methane, preventing […]

7 simple steps we can all take to reduce food waste

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andy Dunn, Writer, Formative Content Millions of people worldwide suffer from malnutrition, yet 1.3 billion tonnes of food is thrown away each year. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has put out a list of simple yet effective […]

What talent means in the post-COVID-19 workplace

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ravin Jesuthasan, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson & Queenie Chan, Senior Consultant, Talent Management, Willis Towers Watson There is a lack of adequate metrics available to companies for measuring the value of talent and […]

Science is everybody’s party: 6 ways to support diversity and inclusion in STEM

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: César A. Urbina-Blanco, Senior FWO Postdoctoral Researcher, Ghent University & Safia Z. Jilani, PhD candidate, Georgetown University & Isaiah R. Speight, PhD candidate, Vanderbilt University What do the code of life, computer science, and peanut butter all have […]

Maintaining mental health is as important as avoiding COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Vitória Fateicha da Silva Soares is currently in the sixth semester of medice at Universidade Potiguar (UNP) from Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

Why wearing a mask is the most important thing we can do to stop the spread of COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rajeev Venkayya, President, Global Vaccine Business Unit, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Inc. & Gabrielle Fitzgerald, Founder and CEO, Panorama, Co-Founder, Pandemic Action Network Messaging on the importance of wearing a mask during the pandemic has at […]

Coronavirus: Eight macro-financial assistance programmes agreed to support enlargement and neighbourhood partners

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As of today, the Commission, on behalf of the EU, has agreed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on macro-financial assistance (MFA) programmes with eight partners. The agreements are part of the €3 billion MFA package for ten enlargement and neighbourhood partners, aimed to help them […]

How the textile industry can help countries recover from COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bandar Hajjar, President, Islamic Development Bank The textiles and apparel sector can create jobs and spur further industrialization in countries recovering from COVID-19. To make the most of this opportunity, however, countries will need to embrace new partnerships […]

Staying home? Here are 5 exercise tips from the World Health Organization

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 World Health Organization has some tips for exercising at home. Physical activity reduces risk of chronic disease and eases anxiety. Even a short break from sitting at your desk makes a difference. […]

How studying genetics and lifestyle can shape a healthier MENA region

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Habiba Al Alsafar, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) & Elizabeth ODay, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Olaris Inc The intersection of genetics and lifestyle choices is playing an increasingly […]