How businesses can realize the benefits of the cloud

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ani Majumder, Partner, New York office, McKinsey & Company & Chhavi Arora, Associate Partner, Seattle office, McKinsey & Company & Stavroula Papadopoulou, Solution Leader, Zurich office, McKinsey & Company& Venky Anant, Partner, Silicon Valley office, McKinsey & Company […]

The teaching of Palliative Care for future health professionals and its inclusion in Universal Coverage Health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mariana Schmitt Roque and Ms. Fernanda Carolina Menechini Rocha, two medical students at the Centro Universitário Ingá, located in Maringá – Paraná. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

EU allocates an additional €9 million to support the most vulnerable in Myanmar following the coup d’état

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the EU has stepped up its response to assist those in need in Myanmar in the context of the recent military coup, with the allocation of an additional €9 million in emergency humanitarian aid to support the most vulnerable. The critical reinforcement of […]

Here’s how the aviation sector is stopping cyberattacks from getting off the ground

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rashad Karaky, Aviation Cybersecurity Officer, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) & Saulo Da Silva, Chief Global Interoperable Systems Section, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) & Sylvain Lefoyer, Deputy Director, Aviation Security and Facilitation, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) […]

Countries must rethink tariffs on bio-manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thaddeus Burns, Head of Life Science Government & Public Affairs, Merck & Jennifer Brant, CEO and Founder, Innovation Insights COVID-19 has shown the global manufacturing capacity for vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics is insufficient to support an effective pandemic […]

8 charts that show the impact of race and gender on technology careers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content 57% of women working in tech have experienced gender discrimination in the workplace, compared to just 10% of men, according to career website Dice. Black respondents were more likely to have experienced racial […]

The inclusion of Palliative Care in the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Brazil

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Jaquelini Fernanda Gomes dos Santos and Mr. Jhonatan Guilherme Fernandes, two 3rd year in medical school, member of the local committee of IFMSA Brazil-Uningá. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

Africa is creating its own Great Wall – and it’s green

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Senior Writer, Formative Content The Great Green Wall initiative aims to restore an 8,000km strip of savanna along the southern edge of the Sahara desert. 100 million hectares of land are to be restored, 10 million […]

Humanitarian aid: €24.5 million in Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU announced today new funding of €24.5 million in humanitarian aid for the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region. EU humanitarian aid to the region seeks to provide a response to the humanitarian consequences of the conflict in northern Mozambique, where €7.86 million […]

Palliative Care: Medicine for the “Moribund”?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Guilherme Lerner Trigo, a 19 years old first year medical student in State University of Londrina, Paraná, Brazil. 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 writer […]

Overcoming COVID-19 will require tackling inequality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Winnie Byanyima, Undersecretary-General of the United Nations; Executive Director, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Given the need to fund treatment and vaccines, there is pressure to scale back funding for social provisions, but leaders must boldly […]

COVID-19 has been a setback for women. Gender-responsive policies can stem the losses

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruma Bhargava, Project Lead, Fourth Industrial Revolution for Health, India, World Economic Forum, C4IR India & Dr Megha Bhargava, Deputy Commissioner Income Tax, Ministry of Finance, Government of India COVID-19 pandemic has exposed socio-economic inequalities in health, income, […]

These 3 start-ups are bringing cutting-edge tech to forest restoration

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content The world loses about 15 billion trees a year. The UpLink Trillion Trees Challenge called for solutions to the loss of forests, which are critical to the health of the planet. Artificial […]

4 ways leaders are driving innovation in the public sector and revolutionising governance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefanie M. Falconi, WEF Fellow to Global Future Council, Co-founder of Instituto LimiteCo-Founder & Lisa Witter, Chief Executive Officer, Apolitical Foundation; Co-Founder and Member of the Board, Apolitical While emerging technologies provide tools that enhance our capacity to […]

State aid: Commission approves up to €4 billion French measure to recapitalise Air France

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved French plans to grant up to €4 billion for the recapitalisation of Air France through its Holding company. The measure was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “France […]

Palliative care and terminality in graduation: a way to enhance access to health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Renata Dias and Ms. Deborah L. Nóbrega, two first year medical student at the UFRN Multicampi School of Medical Sciences (EMCM/UFRN), 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 […]

4 steps to using AI in an environmentally responsible way

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mansour AlAnsari, Saudi Aramco Fellow, AI/ML Team, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) & Tristan Mallet, Partner, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Artificial Intelligence can sustain the environment by helping to reduce GHG emissions and optimize the use […]

7 of the most surprising facts about global gender gaps

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 The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap 2021 finds COVID-19 has slowed progress towards gender parity. Political Empowerment is the area with the widest gender gap. More women than men have lost […]

Digital democracy: a Swiss view on digital trust

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cristian Duda, Project Lead, Digital Identity, World Economic Forum & Markus Naef, CEO, SwissSign Group AG Economies are increasingly becoming digital-first as individuals interact with services and products online. In March 2021, voters in Switzerland rejected a proposed […]

This is how the EU is using cloud to manage its data without losing control of it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gilles Thiebaut, Senior Vice-President and Managing Director, Northern Western Europe, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Connected devices and sensors in infrastructure, vehicles, and manufacturing plants are all generating data. A decentralized cloud system could unlock the value of this data. […]

What is the biggest benefit technology will have on ageing and longevity?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sofiat Akinola, Project Lead, World Economic Forum The global population is ageing. Life expectancy has increased to 70 years or more in many countries. In 2020, for the first time in history, individuals aged 60 or older outnumbered […]

Commission disburses further €13 billion under SURE to six Member States

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has disbursed €13 billion to six EU Member States in the sixth instalment of financial support under the SURE instrument. This is the third disbursement in 2021. As part of today’s operations, Czechia has received €1 billion, Belgium €2.2 billion, Spain […]

Why artificial intelligence is key to renewable energy grid resilience

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Executive Vice-President, Chief Innovation Officer, Schneider Electric The global transition to renewable energy will need artificial intelligence (AI) technology to manage decentralized grids. AI can balance electricity supply and demand needs in real-time, optimize energy use […]

5 ESG concerns for corporate boards with a social conscience

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jo Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan COVID-19 pandemic and climate change have pushed environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues to the top of the corporate agenda. New research conducted by Willis Towers Watson […]

State aid: Commission approves €24.7 million of Italian support to compensate Alitalia for further damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has found €24.7 million of Italian support in favour of Alitalia to be in line with EU State aid rules. This measure aims at compensating the airline for the damages suffered on certain routes due to the coronavirus outbreak between 1 […]

Intensifying Negotiations on transatlantic Data Privacy Flows: A Joint Press Statement by European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, EU Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo, made the following statement regarding the negotiations on transatlantic data privacy flows: “The U.S. Government and the European Commission have decided to intensify negotiations on an enhanced EU-U.S. Privacy Shield […]

Parliament urges EU to take drastic action to reduce marine litter

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Boosting recycling in the fisheries sector and substantially cutting the use of plastics are key to clean our seas, say MEPs. In a report adopted on Thursday by 646 votes in favour, 3 against and 39 abstentions, MEPs stress that marine litter, and especially […]

Coronavirus: new procedure to facilitate and speed up approval of adapted vaccines against COVID-19 variants

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, as an immediate action under the HERA Incubator, the new European bio-defence preparedness plan against COVID-19 variants, the Commission is introducing a measure to speed up the authorisation of adapted COVID-19 vaccines. It will make provisions in the relevant EU legislation to allow […]

Why we all need farmers to have access to better seeds

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Keller, Secretary General, International Seed Federation We need to incentivize innovation, alleviate market inefficiencies, and protect vital genetic resources to combat global hunger. Too few of the world’s farmers can access improved, quality seeds, which offer higher […]

Innovative finance tools could protect cities from climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nidhi Upadhyaya, Associate Director, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, Atlantic Council, Morgan Richmond Senior Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative City residents living in poverty are severely affected by climate change and extremely vulnerable to health risks such as COVID-19. […]

COVID-19 vaccine campaigns: how far are the anti-vaccine movements going online? How can pro-vaxxers be part of their change?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Victoria Aguiar, a second-year medical student at the Municipal University of Sao Caetano do Sul, Bela Vista campus in Sao Paulo, SP – Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

A Californian city gave people $500 a month – no strings attached. Here’s what happened

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 125 people in the US city of Stockton received monthly payments of $500 for two years. At the start of the project, 28% of the recipients were in full-time work; that rose […]

Hurdles of the COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Urvashi Kumar, an undergraduate medical student in Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital, India who aspires to become a surgeon. 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 […]