It’s time to take girls’ digital safety and literacy seriously

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Madeleine Askham, Policy & Advocacy Lead, Plan International, Isobel Fergus, Research Manager, Plan International & Nikita Shubsole Digital Policy & Advocacy Officer, Plan International Girls and young women spend huge amounts of time online. Access to the internet […]

Protecting European consumers: Safety Gate efficiently helps take dangerous COVID-19 products off the market

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission published its annual report on the Safety Gate, which is the EU rapid alert system for dangerous consumer products helping to take dangerous non-food products off the market. The report shows that the number of actions taken by authorities following […]

Protecting Health Workers’ Safety Around the World

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Leah Sarah Peer is a medical student at Saint James School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois class of 2022. 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 […]

Can we ensure patients’ safety without taking care of healthcare workers?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gabriele Montipó, a second-year medical student at the UniversidadeEstadual do Oeste do Paraná, in Francisco Beltrão, Brazil. 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 writer and […]

EU Strategy on COVID-19 vaccines must guarantee safety and accessibility for all

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament’s Committee responsible for public health debated how to support efforts to develop and manufacture COVID-19 vaccines, together with Commissioner Kyriakides. When presenting the new European strategy for COVID-19 vaccines to the Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety on Monday, Health Commissioner […]

Employment MEPs reach consensus with Commission on workers’ health and safety

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs and the Commission agreed to classify the virus that causes COVID-19 as a risk group 3 biological agent, adding more safeguards to protect all workers. Several groups in the Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL) had tabled an objection to the Commission’s classification […]