Embracing the diversity in a multicultural city of Romania

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Iuliu Gabriel Cocuz and Ms. Dalia Lavinia Dreptate, two medicine students from the University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology of Tîrgu Mures. They both  are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly […]

The European Youth explains the age gap in European business in the 21st century

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by David Gomes, the President of JADE – European Confederation of Junior Enterprises (JADE). The opinions discussed in this article belong to the writer. The age gap has become a hot topic nowadays, especially when in workplaces many people start to feel the difference among different generations. […]

What matters most to young Europeans?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming Writer , Formative Content Human rights and peace are the social issues that matter most to young Europeans. That was one of the findings of a survey for German thinktank TUI Stiftung, which aimed to gauge […]

DiscoverEU: 15,000 travel passes up for grabs to explore the EU this summer

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Applicants must be 18 years old on 1 July 2018, EU citizens and prepared to travel this summer. As of tomorrow (12:00 CEST) until 26 June, (12:00 CEST) young people can apply for a ticket giving them the opportunity to discover their continent from […]

Chart of the day: When do young Europeans leave home?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adam Jezard, Formative Content The age at which you leave home depends a lot on where you live, according to data from the European Union’s statistical arm Eurostat. In most northern and western EU member states, on average […]

EYE to kick off on Friday: 8000+ young people discussing the future of Europe 1 – 2 June

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. One year ahead of the European elections, young people from all over the EU and beyond will set their priorities for Europe’s future. The third edition of the European Youth Event (EYE2018) will see a record number of more than 8000 participants engage in […]

Building a stronger Europe: new initiatives to further boost role of youth, education and culture policies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Commission is advancing work to build a European Education Area by 2025, reinforce the cultural dimension of the European Union and bolster youth participation, with a new set of measures, including a new Youth Strategy and a new Agenda for Culture. The new […]

EU Youth Goals – we are shapers not listeners

Young people have a lot to say and are ready to shape the future of Europe. This was demonstrated this week at the EU Youth Conference in Sofia, a 3 day event hosted by the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU. It brought together around 250 young people and decision-makers including the EU […]

What we take for granted: The EU is not perfect

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Daniel Memarpour, a European medical student, based in Spain, who is a trainer at the IFMSA. Mr Memarpour is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to the writer and does not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Young people demand a transparent job market: new campaign launches on international interns day

Starting from 9th November, the day before International Interns Day, all young people will be able to rate their first working experiences on Transparency at Work – a ‘TripAdvisor’ for quality jobs. More than ever, young people have to overcome an increasingly long and hard journey to enter the labour market. It is estimated that […]

Belgium: Youth Forum takes legal step to ban unpaid internships

In a milestone in the fight against unpaid internships, today (12th May) the European Youth Forum lodges a legal complaint on the issue of unpaid internships in Belgium. The complaint aims to challenge and ultimately change Belgian legislation, seeking a legal decision that will set a precedent across Europe and beyond to make this unfair […]

The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive

Endorsed Content As we mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, we have a momentous opportunity to take stock of how far Europe has come – and how far we still have to go in order to offer a sustainable and prosperous future to everyone in Europe. It is an opportunity that we […]

How will EU look after French, Dutch and German Elections and what will be the implications for Youth Entrepreneurship?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr João Malhadeiro, member of LisbonPH, the Junior Enterprise of Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon. Mr Malhadeiro is affiliated to the European Confederation of Junior Enterprises (JADE).  JADE is a cordial partner of The European Sting. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position […]

The importance of exchanges for the medical students of the world

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Anton Sundberg. The writer is a first-semester medical student at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.  Mr Sundberg is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). Systems of any kind are naturally a reflection on the culture and history they are based on. As a result, nuanced schemes have been formed […]

Commission’s Youth Initiative fails first hurdle by not sufficiently consulting young people

The European Commission has today launched its new flagship initiative “Investing in Europe’s Youth”. Whilst the European Youth Forum welcomes action on young people’s issues at such a high level, we believe it would have benefitted from further engagement and consultation with youth organisations. One of the main parts of the new initiative, “Investing in […]

Could entrepreneurship be the real cure against the side effects of Brexit?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Krisztian Ivan, Director of the Finance and Private Cooperation at the European Confederation of Junior Enterprises (JADE). As Donald Tusk very clearly stated on the EPC 20th Anniversary Conference: “the only real alternative of a hard Brexit is no Brexit at all”.[1] Multiple messages suggested from the […]

Youth Guarantee putting young people in jobs

The EU scheme to get young people into work or training within four months, the Youth Guarantee, is starting to reap rewards for young people across Europe. According to a report released today by the European Commission, 9 million young people have taken up an offer of a job or further training through the scheme. […]

The Council of Europe adopts Recommendation on young people’s access to rights

In a big step for youth rights, Ministers of the Council of Europe yesterday adopted a Recommendation on Young People’s Access to Rights. The European Youth Forum calls on Member States to now act on this and give young people full access to their rights so that they can live the kind of independent lives, […]

How can entrepreneurship tackle the migration crisis in the EU?

Exclusively written for the Sting by Mr João Malhadeiro, a young entrepreneur affiliated to the European Confederation of Junior Entreprises (JADE). The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. 1,011,700. When you think of this number what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Iceland’s population? […]

A reflection of health inequity in recent epidemics

Exclusively written for the Sting by Miss Charlene Chau, student and global health enthusiast, eager to exchange solutions on global health issues and health policies. Miss Chau is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). Ebola, the cause of human and primate hemorrhages; polio, the root of flaccid paralysis; Zika, the hypothesised culprit of microcephaly in […]

Campaign kicks off with High-level Event on #FairInternships

With a conference on Fair Internships, the European Parliament Youth Intergroup, the European Parliament Stagiaires Association (EPSA) and EU Interns 4 Interns launched a joint campaign to end unfair internships. The European Youth Forum welcomes the initiative and takes a strong stance on offering quality internships. Unpaid internships are widespread in Brussels. For many however […]

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union will impact young people’s future the most

The European Youth Forum is disappointed by the British people’s decision to leave the European Union, which may block its young people from many of the advantages – such as the freedom to work, study and volunteer around Europe – that membership brings. It adds insult to injury that the group that this decision will […]

The consequences of Brexit seen by a European young entrepreneur

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Vincent Daher, newly elected Vice-President of JADE, European Confederation of Junior Enterprises. The industrial and financial power of the United Kingdom, which remains one of the three economic engines of the Union behind the Franco-German tandem, benefits the entire economic zone. The aftermath of a potential […]

New skills agenda for Europe needs real investment

The European Youth Forum welcomes the European Commission’s New Skills Agenda for Europe and calls on member states to invest in young people’s skills in order to help tackle youth unemployment and social exclusion and ensure that no one, including young migrants, is left behind. In a fast-paced, changing society, young people today require a […]

Vulnerable young people must not be blamed & stigmatised for violent radicalisation

The European Youth Forum welcomes the adoption of the Council Conclusions on “the role of the youth sector in an integrated and cross-sectoral approach to preventing and combating violent radicalization”. It calls, however, for wider society and different sectors to jointly tackle this issue, in order to avoid blaming and stigmatising vulnerable young people. To […]

Tackling youth unemployment through the eyes of a European entrepreneur

Exclusively written for the Sting by Davide Giordano, President of Junior Enterprise Torino Politecnico (J.E.To.P), member of JADE. Nowadays youth unemployment has become a major issue for many european countries, young graduates, with bachelor or master degrees struggle to find their way to work even if they possess good qualifications and skills. In Europe the average youth […]

JADE May Meeting last call for participants – join us in Zagreb

Sponsored Content JADE May Meeting is a event within the JADE network that consists out of 280 Junior Enterprises in 14 countries with 20,000 students. This even will take place in  from 26th of May until 29th of May 2016 in Zagreb School of Economics and Management. The organiser of the event is NEXT Junior […]

European welfare states are failing young people

In a report published last Saturday, the European Youth Forum highlights that the European social model is no longer protecting young people,  with young people now at higher risk of social exclusion and poverty1. It finds that European welfare states are outdated, not addressing the new forms of exclusion and insecurity that young people are […]

YO!Fest back in Strasbourg for the 2nd edition of the European Youth Event – 20-21 May 2016

YO!Fest, taking place on 20th and 21st May, will see 7,500 young people debating with each other and politicians how to change Europe for the better. As a prominent part of the European Youth Event (EYE2016), YO!Fest will feature political debates, interactive activities and live music at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The 7th edition […]

Yes, together we can make a change! YO!Fest and EYE 2016

    Guest article written by Salome Modebadze, a YO! Mag correspondent for YO! Fest and the European Youth Event. Are you between 16-30? Do you believe you have the power to change the world for the better? Do you think your power to make a positive change is being underestimated? If yes, follow me […]

European Youth Event 2016 – bridge between youth and policy makers

  Guest article by Ioana Petrescu, YO! Mag correspondent for YO! Fest and the European Youth Event. In a continuously changing world, communication seems to be ever more important. It is in this context that the European Parliament, together with the Youth Forum, is organising the second edition of the European Youth Event in Strasbourg, […]

Why do overwhelming proportions of EU’s youth feel excluded?

The Eurobarometer, the public opinion analysis tool of the European Commission, interviewed 10,294 Europeans aged between 16 and 30 in the 28 EU member states between 9 and 25 April 2016, and found that most of them feel economically and socially marginalized by the crisis. Of course, there are incredible differences among the member state countries, […]

MEPs and European Youth Forum call on EU to Invest in Youth

The European Youth Forum has today called on the European Union to invest in its future and to invest in youth. In an event at the European Parliament, “the Youth Voice in the EU Budget”, hosted jointly with the Youth Intergroup, youth organisations and young people made clear to decision makers the importance of prioritising […]