Can we prevent a surge in pandemic-related homelessness?

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 COVID-19 crisis has exposed people around the world to eviction. Many places have implemented emergency protections for renters. But some protections haven’t been comprehensive, and others are expiring. […]

Six steps that can help us to tackle homelessness

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alina Turner, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary & Diana Krecsy, Calgary Homeless Foundation Homelessness remains a critical challenge in both developing and developed countries. According to recent official estimates, about 235,000 people experience homelessness in any given […]

Why income inequality is bad for the climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, President, The Swedish Trade Union Confederation In recent decades, income inequality has increased in almost all OECD countries. The average income of the richest 10% of the population today is about nine times as high as the […]

We need to talk about failure in the social sector

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kyle Zimmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, First Book & Rohini Nilekani, Philanthropist, social entrepreneur, and writer A lot of ink is spilled and awards are bestowed celebrating the success of the social sector – and there is much […]

This mobile laundry gives homeless people free showers and washes their clothes

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content A charitable organization that offers mobile laundry and shower facilities to homeless people in Australia has begun to expand internationally following an a rapid increase in demand for its services. Set up […]

EU crisis aggravates structural differences, threatens cohesion

According to a Eurostat analysis of EU27’s household final consumption expenditure, the Baltic countries and Greece are still suffering most from the economic and financial crisis. The two authors of the report, Christine Gerstberger and Daniela Yaneva, stress that consumption is a key indicator of citizens’ well-being, with housing, energy, transport and food accounting for […]