Application of EU Law in 2020: Protecting our agreed rules and shared values during a pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted the Annual Report on Monitoring the Application of EU Law, which sets out how the Commission monitored and enforced EU law in 2020, and how the Member States performed in various policy areas. The report takes into account the […]

The pandemic has made mental well-being a public health must

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julie van Ongevalle, Executive Vice President, Consumer Healthcare, Sanofi With mental health symptoms surging during the pandemic, nurturing mental wellness has become a collective social responsibility. Early diagnosis and self-care can help manage the progression of mental illnesses […]

Why the world needs to rethink primary healthcare after the pandemic

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 The COVID-19 pandemic pushed many primary healthcare systems to breaking point. The rise of noncommunicable diseases and increasing life expectancy is adding to the pressure. Encouraging more robust primary healthcare for all […]

The pandemic has damaged youth employment: Here’s how we can help

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 Young people were left unemployed by the pandemic in far greater numbers than adults, with the effects being felt worse in lower income countries. Young women have tended to be more likely […]

The pandemic has damaged youth employment: Here’s how we can help

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 Young people were left unemployed by the pandemic in far greater numbers than adults, with the effects being felt worse in lower income countries. Young women have tended to be more likely […]

What the pandemic has taught us about science communication

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Junaid Nabi, Senior Fellow, The Aspen Institute Too often during the COVID-19 pandemic, poor communication by scientists and experts has led to the low take-up of measures that could have saved lives. This is having a significant impact […]

Indian corona wave 2021: A nationwide oxygen emergency

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rajvi, a fresh graduate from Medical College Baroda and SSG Hospital, India. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Refund for cancelled travel during the pandemic: Commission decides to refer SLOVAKIA to the Court of Justice

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has decided today to refer Slovakia to the Court of Justice because its national rules infringe EU law on package travel rights (Directive (EU) 2015/2302). Although initially Slovakia had announced an amendment to its legislation, the national provisions on reimbursement for […]

5 lessons for community-focused planning during a pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abel Feleke, Global Shaper, Perth Hub, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, Kira Intrator, Lead, Habitat Planning and Innovation, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, Charles Palmer, Architect, Advisor, Habitat Planning, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat & Malika Giles, Program […]

7 chief economists on how to solve the pandemic’s labour market paradox

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Partnerships Editor, World Economic Forum & Samantha Sault, Writer, Washington DC and Geneva Are we on the verge of the “Roaring Twenties” ­– or will continued unemployment and economic hardship stall the post-pandemic party for the […]

What will a post-pandemic economy look like? Here’s what chief economists expect

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silja Baller, Insights Lead, Frontier Insights, World Economic Forum The World Economic Forum’s most-recent Chief Economists Survey shows most expect a recovery of global GDP to its pre-COVID-19 level by the first half of 2022. Respondents see the […]

COVID-19 Pandemic: New Priorities and Improved Strategies to Flatten the Curve

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. María José Bisonó Belliard, a fourth-year medical student in Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers […]

Thank you COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Kata Sárdi, a fourth year medical student of the University of Szeged, Hungary. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect […]

How virtual tourism can rebuild travel for a post-pandemic world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anu Pillai S, Digital Transformation Leader, Innovation Engineering, Wipro The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the travel and tourism industries; Businesses in this sector must build infrastructure and practices that allow people to travel safely in a post-pandemic world […]

Impacts of COVID-19: lessons and strategies for the future

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Heloise Buchaim Antunes and Ms. Denise Doarte Guimarães, two third-year medical student at UniCesumar, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not […]

A lesson to be learned: the causes and the consequences of ivermectin use during the COVID-19 pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ana Luiza Almeida Menezes and Ms. Emilly Mota Linhares, second year medical students in the Tiradentes University. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and […]

Perspective on the policy of disinformation in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Diego Martins Sanson, a 2nd year student of medical school, academic at Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF) – MG, Brazil. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

The rise of vulnerable populations and care measures: what has been learned so far in times of the pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Daltro Moreira Iori and Ms. Karine Franco, two medical students at the University Center of Maringá. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do […]

Why novels deserve a spot on your post-pandemic bookshelf

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mo Chatterji, Project Fellow, Scale360° and Senior Consultant at Kearney, World Economic Forum While business and self-help books remain popular among executives, they have limitations. Novels can help busy professionals see the world through a new lens – […]

Four things workers want implemented by their bosses post-pandemic

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 Post-pandemic, most employees want to work from home three days a week, a new McKinsey & Company report shows. More than 25% said that they would consider switching employers if their organization […]

How the pandemic has affected mental health in America

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 Worries about infection, job security and childcare are impacting people’s mental health. 55% of women and 38% of men say the pandemic has negatively affected their mental health. 31% of black adults, […]

How cloud technology is helping migrants stay safe during the pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Measures to control COVID-19 have created new difficulties for vulnerable migrants and internally displaced people living in congested sites with limited access to water and sanitation facilities. The ability to gather, process and analyse large amounts of data from […]

Medical Studies During COVID-19: How the Pandemic Affects this Generation of Doctors-to-be

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Ms. Gabriela Soares Amaral, a Brazilian, 23 years old, third year medical student in Würzburg, Germany. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. Every medical student had its own path before reaching medical school, […]

Misinformation: The hidden pandemic?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Vedant Shukla, a medical student from Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, India. 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 and do not necessarily reflect […]

3 actions for business to prepare for a post-pandemic future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andy Baldwin, Global Managing Partner, Client Service, EY Government-sponsored economic activity is likely to remain. COVID has not lessened the urgency to act on climate change. Businesses are now shifting focus to drive growth. The ambitious vaccine rollout […]

Action needed on causes of obesity to stop future pandemic deaths

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johanna Ralston, CEO , World Obesity Federation Countries with overweight populations have experienced a higher number of COVID-19 related deaths. The Global Obesity Forum Declaration 2021 has been developed to highlight the varied and complex root causes and […]

EU Solidarity in action: Commission proposes to mobilise almost €530 million to support emergency measures against the coronavirus pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is putting forward a package of almost €530 million in additional financial support under the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF). It will contribute to the efforts deployed by 17 Member States and 3 accession countries (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, France, […]

MEPs highlight impact of pandemic on children’s health and education

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU member states must invest more in education, healthcare, housing, family support and childcare, making sure that these services reach all children. “A child is first and foremost a child, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, nationality or social and economic background, ability, migration or […]

Economic policy priorities for a post-pandemic recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A high-profile panel on Monday warned of the economic difficulties stemming from the pandemic, whilst noting that this crisis could offer the chance to rebuild EU economies. Kicking off the annual European Parliamentary Week, which sees MEPs and national parliamentarians meet to discuss EU […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Accelerating Trade Digitalization in Times of the Pandemic”, written by the UN Under-Secretary-General and Head of ESCAP

This article was exclusively 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 writers. Tomorrow marks the entry into force of a new international agreement promoting […]

How Pakistan is aiming for a green recovery from the pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Malik Amin Aslam Khan, Advisor to Prime Minister of Pakistan on Climate Change & Global Vice President of IUCN, The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need for humans to nurture a more harmonious, rather than adversarial, relationship with […]

EU is right place to tackle pandemic, but reform is needed, latest survey finds

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Covid-19 pandemic has strengthened citizens’ beliefs that the European Union is the right place to develop effective solutions to tackle its effects. At the end of 2020, more respondents saw things on the right path at EU level in comparison with their own […]

COVID-19: from the chaos of the pandemic to the difficulties in vaccination

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Amanda Thalita de Oliveira Azevedo, a third year medical student and joined IFMSA Brasil in 2021 as Local Director for Human Rights and Peace. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]