Technology is the key to transforming least developed countries. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. About the author: Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) & Taffere Tesfachew, Acting Managing Director, UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries Limited use of technology is inhibiting LDCs’ path towards structural transformation. These countries can implement […]

Climate change: Inadequate governmental response is causing climate anxiety in young people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Klebert, Chief Executive Officer, GEA More than half of young people worry about the future of the planet, according to a new survey. 75% described the future as “frightening”. Despite the lack of action from global governments, […]

Closing the ‘say-do gap’: How businesses can help consumers build sustainable habits

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bart De Smet, Chairman, Ageas Business can play a key role in helping consumers build sustainable habits, scaling change for billions. There remains a huge gap between what consumers saythey’d like to do and what they actuallydo, because […]

We’re failing at the ethics of AI. Here’s how we make real impact

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Klebert, Chief Executive Officer, GEA The global COVID-19 crisis has acted as a world-wide accelerator for the rollout of artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives. The ethics and governance of AI systems are unclear. We need to advance in […]

Creative Europe: Increased budget in 2022 to support cultural and creative sectors

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has adopted the 2022 work programme of Creative Europe, which will be followed by the launch of the relevant calls for proposals. With a budget of around €385 million, nearly €100 million more compared to 2021, Creative Europe strengthens its support […]

The Commission steps up action for high quality and inclusive youth volunteering

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As one of the first concrete initiatives under the 2022 European Year of Youth, the Commission published today its proposal for a Council Recommendation on youth volunteering to facilitate transnational youth volunteering under the European Solidarity Corps or other schemes at national level. Recognising […]

Free COVID-19 Vaccines For All, Will Bring An End To It All!

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Begum COKMEZ and Mr. Ahmet Kayhan KORKUSUZ, two second-year medical students at Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey. 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 writer and […]

In 2022, make your working life healthier, happier and more creative

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Sanders Author, The Ian Sanders Co. We can improve our working lives by making small adjustments, and challenging our own perceptions of what is doable. Writing things down, taking exercise and rest, and being curious about the […]

3 reasons to eat more fruit and vegetables

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 Only one in 10 people in the EU are getting their recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. But eating more healthy foods can reduce the risk of non-communicable disease. […]

Want to drive inclusive economic growth? Start with manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Asutosh Padhi, Managing Partner, North America, McKinsey & Company The decline of the United States’ manufacturing industry has driven inequality and hurt its global competitiveness. Revitalizing manufacturing could add 1.5 million well-paid jobs to the economy and reinvigorate […]

Commission proposes partial suspension of visa waiver agreement with Vanuatu to address risks linked to golden passport schemes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is proposing today a partial suspension of the application of the agreement with the Republic of Vanuatu allowing citizens of Vanuatu to travel to the EU without a visa for stays of up to 90 days in any 180-period. This is necessary […]

Commission proposes stronger mandate for EU Drugs Agency as illicit market proliferates

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is proposing today to strengthen the mandate of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, transforming it into the European Union Drugs Agency. The proposed changes will ensure that the agency can play a more important role in identifying and […]

COVID-19: when are we going to finally get rid of it?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Wireko Andrew Awuah, 5th year medical student at Sumy State University, Ukraine and Ms. Shekinah Obinna Amaka is a 6th year medical student at Sumy State University, Ukraine. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The […]

For a better future for children and young people, we need to innovate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Years of progress towards Sustainable Development goals has been dramatically interrupted by COVID-19. We need to work with children and young people to improve mental health and the […]

3 global risk areas that demand cosmic action: Space, the metaverse and Planet Earth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carolina Klint, Risk Management Leader, Europe, Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) Space junk, cyber threats and terrestrial infrastructure failures require effective and responsive public-private action – on a cosmic scale. The global risks identified in this year’s Global […]

Reframing the role of educators: five ways to maintain childlike optimism

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Asheesh Advani, President and Chief Executive Officer, JA Worldwide Research shows optimism tends to peak in late youth before declining over most people’s lifetimes in some countries. Teaching young people skills such as reframing, taking action, gratitude and […]

Four ways universities can future-proof education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alice Gast, President, Imperial College London The COVID-19 crisis accelerated changes that were on the horizon for universities, stepping up research and moving teaching online. Now they must hold on to the best of those changes, and forge […]

Booming e-waste and how repair incentives can help keep goods out of landfills

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content The world is predicted to produce 75 million metric tonnes of e-waste by 2030. It’s often considered cheaper to replace a product rather than repair it. As awareness increases free repair cafes […]

State aid: Commission invites comments on proposed revision of EU State aid rules for agriculture, forestry and fishery sectors

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is inviting all interested parties to comment on proposed revised State aid rules for the agricultural, forestry and fishery sectors. The purpose of the proposed revision is to align the current rules with the current EU strategic priorities, in particular the Common […]

Financial literacy: Commission and OECD-INFE publish joint framework to improve individuals’ financial skills

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission and the OECD International Network on Financial Education (OECD-INFE) have today published the joint EU/OECD-INFE financial competence framework for adults. This framework aims to improve individuals’ financial skills so that they can make sound decisions regarding their personal finances. It will […]

Statement by President von der Leyen on the passing of David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. “Check against delivery” È un giorno triste per l’Europa. Oggi la nostra Unione perde un convinto europeista, un sincero democratico, e un uomo buono. Today is a sad day for Europe. Our Union loses a passionate European, a sincere democrat and a good man. […]

COVID-19: from pandemic to endemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ana Teresa Leitão, a 3rd year Medical Student from NOVA Medical School, in Lisbon. 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 writer and do not necessarily […]

How road pricing is tackling congestion and pollution in cities like London and Singapore

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wolfgang Ketter, Professor of Information Systems for Sustainable Society, University of Cologne & Mary Loane, Lead, Global New Mobility Coalition, World Economic Forum LLC Private vehicle traffic is skyrocketing – bringing with it more traffic jams, longer travel […]

COVID-19: What do we know about Omicron in 2022?

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 Health Organization has warned against calling the COVID-19 Omicron variant ‘mild’. A new wave of COVID-19 infections is sweeping the globe, caused by the new Omicron variant. From symptoms to […]

3 ways the MENA region can build a sustainable economic recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt and damage economies around the world. Establishing a trading bloc in the MENA region would unite countries around a shared desire for sustainable growth […]

How to harness the transformative potential of public-private partnerships

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carmine Di Sibio, Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EY Businesses are under increasing pressure to address environmental and social issues. This shift towards stakeholder capitalism highlights the need for solid public-private partnerships. Collaboration can enable systemic change […]

€47 million fund to protect intellectual property of EU SMEs in their COVID-19 recovery and green and digital transitions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) launched the new EU SME Fund, which offers vouchers for EU-based SMEs to help them protect their intellectual property (IP) rights. This is the second EU SME Fund aiming at supporting SMEs in […]

European Media Freedom Act: Commission launches public consultation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission publishes an open public consultation on the upcoming European Media Freedom Act, a landmark initiative announced by President von der Leyen in her 2021 State of the Union address to safeguard the pluralism and independence of the media in the EU […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: Panel on Climate change, environment / Health delivers recommendations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Citizens’ Panel on Climate change, environment and Health met for the third and final time on 7-9 January 2022. The College of Europe in Natolin (Warsaw, Poland) hosted the work of the Panel, while its plenary meetings on Friday and Sunday were […]

COVID-19: When are we going to get rid of it once and for all?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Alarice Francisco, a 5th year medical student from the Autonomous University of 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 writer and do […]

The real value of carbon credits and why nature is more than a carbon sink

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anderson Tanoto, Managing Director, RGE Debates on carbon credits at COP26 highlighted how difficult it is to apply a global standard to complex regulatory and nature, especially physical landscapes across diverse geographies. When it comes to protecting nature, […]

Training a new generation of cybersecurity experts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand globally and companies are struggling to find people with the right skills. The impact The World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity and its partners have launched a set of initiatives to reduce the […]

Amazon’s tech training chief on keeping skills sharp in 2022

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Subscribe to Meet The Leader on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Meet The Leader is a fortnightly podcast from the World Economic Forum that features the world’s top changemakers, showcasing the habits […]