EU Cohesion Policy: European Structural and Investment Funds supported SMEs, employment of millions of people and clean energy production

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In 2014-2020, the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) unleashed a total investment of €731 billion, of which €535 billion was funded by the EU, fostering lasting socio-economic convergence, territorial cohesion, social Europe and a smooth green and digital transition. This is explained […]

Single Market turns 30: Commission’s reports confirm the Single Market underpins Europe’s ability to tackle key challenges

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has published the 2023 Annual Single Market Report and the 2022 Single Market Scoreboard, as part of activities to mark the 30th anniversary of the Single Market. The reports confirm that the Single Market remains a key tool to address Europe’s […]

3 things the world is doing to prepare for the next pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content It’s now three years since the first reports emerged of a previously unknown respiratory virus circulating in China. As we settled into the New Year of 2020, few people could even imagine the […]

The COVID-19 pandemic and its environmental implications

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gabriela de Mattos Laube and Ms. Mariana Fonseca Santana and Ms. Kamila Andrade Santana, two second-year medical students from  Universidade Tiradentes, Aracaju-SE, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

Ukrainians are protecting their cultural landmarks with their phones. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content Almost a year on, the human cost of Russia’s war in Ukraine tragically continues. The US military estimates that around 40,000 civilians have lost their lives and as many as 200,000 military personnel […]

Global Gateway: EU partners with South Africa to invest €280 million in its Just and Green Recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As Team Europe, the EU and its Member States will invest more than €280 million in grants in South Africa, including €87.75 million from the EU budget, to support policy reforms on green recovery, unlock green investments and build a knowledge-based transition in the […]

4 ways to store renewable energy that don’t involve batteries

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Formative Content Giant bricks are not what most people think of when they hear the words “energy storage”, but they are a key element of a gravity-based system that could help the world manage an […]

Terrorist content online: Commission takes action to protect people from the risk of online radicalisation and recruitment by extremists

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has decided today to send letters of formal notice to 22 Member States – Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia,  Finland and Sweden for failing to comply with […]

Ukraine: Multi-agency Donor Coordination Platform for Ukraine kick-starts work

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Multi-agency Donor Coordination Platform to support Ukraine’s repair, recovery and reconstruction process has been launched today. It will allow for close coordination among international donors and international financial organisations and will ensure that support is provided in a coherent, transparent, and accountable manner. […]

President Herzog: “Antisemitism remains, and Holocaust denial still exists”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Israel’s President Isaac Herzog called on MEPs to work to eradicate antisemitism in Europe and adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism. Opening the commemoration ceremony, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola called the Holocaust “history’s greatest crime. A crime intended to wipe […]

Why flexible working is good for workers and companies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gabi Thesing, Senior Writer, Formative Content COVID-19 has accelerated changes in how we work and live. Many of those developments – such as fewer hours at our desks and more flexible working arrangements – not only benefit workers but […]

Consumer protection: Google commits to give consumers clearer and more accurate information to comply with EU rules

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Have you ever struggled to understand whether you were buying directly from Google or from a different brand, or had difficulty finding information about final costs? In order to further align its practices with EU law – mainly on lack of transparency and clear […]

The Great Resignation continues. Why are US workers continuing to quit their jobs?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content If you’ve quit your job in the last year or two, then you’re part of what’s become known as the Great Resignation. It’s the term coined in 2021 to describe the record number […]

5 reasons why sustainable timber must become a core global building material

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephanie Burrell, Community Lead, Forest Economy Program, World Economic Forum When sourced from sustainably managed, climate-smart forests, biobased buildings can be hugely instrumental in combating climate change, driving investment back into forests while simultaneously creating a carbon sink in […]

Davos 2023: key takeaways for cities and local economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeff Merritt, Head of Urban Transformation; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Last week, nearly 3,000 global leaders – including over 350 government leaders and 47 heads of state – converged on the Swiss Alps for the […]

Food security and ecosystem resilience: Commission boosts action on pollinators

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is presenting ‘A New Deal for Pollinators’ to tackle the alarming decline in wild pollinating insects in Europe, revising the 2018 EU Pollinators Initiative. Citizens have been increasingly calling for decisive action against pollinator loss, also through the recent successful European […]

How we’ll achieve sustainable health equity in rural and refugee communities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neema Kaseje, Founder, Surgical Systems Research Group, Robert Metzke, Global Head of Sustainability, Philips In 2022, the world saw more than 100 million displaced people on record for the first time, a “staggering milestone,” as the United Nations described […]

Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan: Launch of the European Cancer Imaging Initiative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, at an event in Brussels, the Commission is launching the European Cancer Imaging Initiative to support healthcare providers, research institutes and innovators in making the best use of innovative data-driven solutions for cancer treatment and care. The initiative, a flagship action under Europe’s […]

6 work challenges the metaverse will address

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Valérie Beaulieu, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Adecco Group The metaverse represents the next quantum leap forward. It promises to change how we socialize, play, learn and shop and will also heavily influence how we work. It promises big […]

5 things to know about Davos 2023

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Business Editor, World Economic Forum, Beatrice Di Caro, Social Media and Live Communications Lead, Digital Media, World Economic Forum That’s it for our 53rd Annual Meeting in Davos. We’ve covered a huge range of topics and themes […]

Why digital public infrastructure can be a gamechanger for children

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chris Larsson, Chief Information Officer, UNICEF, Fui Meng Liew, Chief Digital Centre of Excellence, UNICEF, Carolin Frankenhauser, Technology for Development Officer, UNICEF In many parts of the world, the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be over and […]

Davos 2023 Day 5: What to expect

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Business Editor, World Economic Forum, Beatrice Di Caro, Social Media and Live Communications Lead, Digital Media, World Economic Forum Welcome to the final day of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos. All week, we’ve brought […]

Fungal co-infections associated with COVID-19: cryptococcosis, mucormycosis, candidiasis and aspergillosis

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Irene Gómez Oropeza is a fourth-year medical student at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla in San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, México. 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 […]

30 years of the EU single market: Time to face new challenges

The European single market remains one of the EU’s greatest achievements and a key tool to protect people and businesses in times of crisis. Following a ceremony and debate at the start of the plenary session, Parliament adopted on Wednesday a resolution on the 30th anniversary of the EU single market with 537 votes in […]

Protecting gamers and encouraging growth in the video games sector

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, Parliament called for gamers to be better protected from addiction and other manipulative practices, while emphasising the potential of this innovative sector. Specific measures to protect children The report – adopted with 577 votes in favour, 56 against and 15 abstentions – […]

Strengthening cyber resilience in the oil and gas industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. The impact. The oil and gas industry uses a range of complex systems and interconnected technologies to extract, transport and refine oil and gas products. While these these technologies are necessary to support the delivery of energy services and […]

Public-private partnerships: lessons on tackling socio-economic challenges in Central America Public-private partnerships: lessons on tackling socio-economic challenges in Central America

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan Fantini-Porter, Executive Director and CEO , Partnership for Central America (PCA), Isabella Blosser, Senior Advisor , Partnership for Central America When done right, public-private partnerships can overcome structural barriers in frontier and emerging economies and take on systemic […]

How working patterns are changing around the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sander van ‘t Noordende, CEO, Randstad Around the world, workers are faced with a series of unexpected challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic, swiftly followed by an economic downturn and soaring inflation has created an uncertain and volatile work environment. Many […]

Davos 2023 Day 4: What to expect

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Business Editor, World Economic Forum, Beatrice Di CaroSocial Media and Live Communications Lead, Digital Media, World Economic Forum Welcome to day four of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos. Each morning we’ll bring you a […]

Medical education next steps after COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Hassler Stefan Macías Sánchez, a fourth-year medical student at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla in San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, México. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly […]

Beyond recycling: why reuse is at a tipping point

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thom Almeida, Platform Curator, Platform for Shaping the Future of Consumption, World Economic Forum The transition from single-use towards reuse models of consumption as an integral part of the reduce-reuse-recycle agenda is gaining traction across the private and public […]

How to harness the power of 1 billion people to accelerate sustainable change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jane Wakely, Executive Vice-President, Chief Consumer and Marketing Officer; Chief Growth Officer, International Foods, PepsiCo There’s no question that the alarming state of climate change requires businesses to take action — and more companies are signing onto transformative sustainability […]

How skills-based organizations can use AI to create the jobs of tomorrow

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aneel Bhusri, Co-CEO, Co-Founder and Chair, Workday The world of work as we once knew it no longer exists. For years, work was a static concept and narrowly defined. That notion has given way to a far more dynamic […]