We can solve climate change – if we involve women

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vaishali Sinha, Chief Communication & Sustainability Officer, ReNew Power With the 2030 deadline for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals approaching, the fight against climate change intensifies each year, with governments pumping resources into achieving them. One of the most […]

We don’t know how autonomous vehicles will depreciate – and that’s a problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michelle Avary, Head of Autonomous and Urban Mobility , World Economic Forum LLC Autonomous vehicles (AVs) will have different depreciation patterns than current light passenger vehicles and that pattern is, as yet, unknown. The industry knows with decent […]

Can North Korea and the U.S. strike a nuclear deal?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean H. Lee, Director, Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy, Woodrow Wilson Center After two high-profile summits between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, both sides still appear to be far apart on […]

China’s lead in the global solar race – at a glance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content In the space of 25 years, China will have gone from having virtually no solar panels to leading the world by a margin of more than 100%. Image: Wood Mackenzie Estimates from market intelligence […]

Why flexible workspaces are the key to winning the talent war

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dan Schawbel, Partner and Research Director, Future Workplace While the concept of open office spaces might seem new, they have been around since the 1940s. Back then, architects convinced companies that open-plan spaces would promote community, connection and inclusion […]

This Danish scheme is offering free kayak rides… for picking up trash

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 On some European waterways a fleet of kayaks has been fitted with an unusual accessory… a trash can. These bright green boats are free to rent, but volunteers are required to work […]

These are the world’s best cities to be a cyclist

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 In many cities, commuting by bike is a labour of love. Dealing with often-congested roads, traffic hazards and the threat of a sudden downpour can make cycling a challenging way to get […]

European Semester 2019 Spring Package: Commission issues recommendations for Member States to advance sustainable and inclusive economic growth

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European economy is growing for the seventh consecutive year and is set to continue expanding in 2020, with all Member States’ economies growing despite less favourable conditions and global uncertainties. The number of people in employment is at a record high and unemployment […]

Sweden has invented a word to encourage people not to fly. And it’s working

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 Sweden’s departure lounges are looking less crowded as more Swedes are deciding to take the train rather than fly. Passenger numbers at Swedish airports have dropped 8% so far this year. The […]

The US will impose tariffs on Mexico, says President Trump

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Steve Holland, Reuters & Frank Jack Daniel, Reporter, Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump, responding to a surge of illegal immigrants across the southern border, vowed on Thursday to impose a tariff on all goods coming from Mexico, starting at […]

Sweden is a top performer on well-being. Here’s why

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 Sweden is known for its progressive social policies, albeit paid for by high taxes that fund a robust social safety net, generous parental leave and publicly funded healthcare and education. There’s even […]

Anti-vaccination scaremongering: What should we know about anti-vaccine argument?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Tamar Ratishvili, a 6th year medical student at David Tvildiani Medical University in Tbilisi, Georgia. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

New Zealand has unveiled its first ‘well-being’ budget

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 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s novel approach to New Zealand’s finances is facing its first real test. After talking about “doing things differently” with a “well-being budget” at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting […]

Meet the robot fighting back against coral reef destruction

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 Covered with toxic spines, it has multiple arms and is capable of regeneration. With a voracious appetite, it expels its stomach out of its mouth to eat, leaving just skeletons in its […]

The European Commission, European Investment Bank and Breakthrough Energy Ventures establish a new €100 million fund to support clean energy investments

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Breakthrough Energy Ventures Europe (BEV-E), a new €100 million investment fund was established by the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and Breakthrough Energy Ventures during the Fourth Mission Innovation Ministerial meeting in Vancouver, Canada.           The fund will help develop innovative European companies and […]

Planes can now fly for 21 hours non-stop. But are people ready?

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 At 21 hours and covering almost 17,000 kilometers, a direct flight from Sydney to London would be the longest in the world. Travelling this far without a break is an attractive proposition for […]

The EU heads of State and Government about the result of the European Elections 2019

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Conference of Presidents held a meeting on 28 May ahead of the informal dinner of the EU heads of State and Government, scheduled today, and it committed to the following: The May 2019 European Parliament elections open a new chapter for Europe’s political and […]

Smoking VS Vaping: is it a battle?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Styliani Triantafyllidou, a 2nd year student of the International Medical School of the University of Naples Federico II in Italy, but originally comes from Greece. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

Factory workers are facing a mental health crisis. Here’s how to respond

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Dacosta, Director, Hult Prize Foundation & Alana Strassfield, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Operations, AQM Poor mental health is one of the biggest issues facing us today. By 2030, the cost to the global economy of all mental health […]

Fairness in the food supply chain: Commission proposes to increase price transparency

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Having banned unfair trading practices and improved producer cooperation, the Commission is today presenting the third element to improve fairness in the food supply chain by introducing greater transparency in the way prices are reported throughout the chain. The European Commission today tabled a proposal that will […]

SMEs are driving job growth, but need higher investment in skills, innovation and tech to boost wages and productivity

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been a significant driver of employment growth in recent years, mainly through the creation of new firms, including in high-growth sectors such as information and communication technologies (ICT). But the new OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Outlook highlights that most SME […]

Erasmus+: a turning point in the lives of 5 million European students

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. New evidence shows that Erasmus+ makes students more successful in their personal and professional lives and helps universities to become more innovative, according to two new independent studies released today by the European Commission. The large-scale studies based on the feedback from nearly 77 […]

How to make primary healthcare a favourable career choice for medical students: strategies and reflections

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Alaa Abusufian E. Dafallah, a 6th year medical student from University of Khartoum, Sudan with 5 years of experience in the field of student advocacy and medical education development in Sudan and Africa. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The […]

Now’s the time to take up cycling – here are 6 reasons why

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 good for you and great for the environment. So, as millions of cyclists around the world mark Bike to Work Day, here’s why life on two wheels makes sense. 1. Cycle […]

Electronic or conventional cigarettes – which is safer?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mariana Marçal, a 23-year-old medical student from Lisbon, currently attending the 4th year at NOVA Medical School. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong to the writer and do not necessarily […]

Europeans are living beyond Earth’s means

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content If everyone consumed at the same rate as the average European, we would need a planet three times the size of Earth. EU residents are using the world’s resources faster than it can replenish them. […]

Where labour costs the most (and least) in the European Union

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Knowles, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum The difference between the European Union’s most costly labour and its cheapest might surprise you. At more than 38 euros, or $42, the spread is fairly wide, bookmarked at one end […]

Explained, the economic ties between Europe and Asia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ana Neves, Policy Analyst, Joint Research Centre, European Commission & William Becker, Researcher, Joint Research Centre, European Commission & Marcos Dominguez-Torreiro, Researcher, Joint Research Centre, European Commission Asia and Europe are now leading trade partners, with $1.5 trillion of […]

Scientists just got closer to making nuclear fusion work

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 & Keith Breene, Formative Content Proponents of nuclear fusion see it is as a clean and virtually limitless energy source that could power the future. But while researchers are confident they can make […]

GSMA Mobile 360 – Africa: Rise of the Digital Citizen, Kigali 16 – 18 July 2019, in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content As tech and entrepreneurship gathers speed across the region, a new age is fast emerging in Africa – the age of the digital citizen. From the rise in e-commerce; drone delivered hospital supplies; connected livestock; mobile voting; robotic surgery and mobile banking – Africa is witnessing an unprecedented technological evolution thanks to mobile. New […]

The first new university in the UK for 40 years is taking a very different approach to education

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 What role should universities play in equipping the workers of the future to solve the world’s most pressing problems? And, as we approach the 2020s, should we rethink the way education puts […]

The UN came of age with the nuclear bomb. Time for it to step up to the AI era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shamika Sirimanne, Director of technology and logistics, UNCTAD In an age of rapid technological change, we frequently create and use technologies designed to amplify our greatest ambitions as a global community – only to find that they lead to […]

Most US students aren’t learning about climate change. Parents and teachers think they should

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Parents and teachers in the US overwhelmingly think climate change is an issue to be taught at school – and yet it doesn’t feature in lessons for the majority of children. Eighty-four percent of parents […]