Coronavirus: Eight macro-financial assistance programmes agreed to support enlargement and neighbourhood partners

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As of today, the Commission, on behalf of the EU, has agreed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on macro-financial assistance (MFA) programmes with eight partners. The agreements are part of the €3 billion MFA package for ten enlargement and neighbourhood partners, aimed to help them […]

COVID-19 is widening the education gap. This is how we can stop it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Priyanka Jaisinghani, Managing Editor, Conscious Magazine, Co-Founder of GirlzFTW Coronavirus-induced school closures in the US has removed a safety-net for many, going beyond education. Virtual classrooms are highlighting social inequalities, be it differences in home furnishings or a […]

How the textile industry can help countries recover from COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bandar Hajjar, President, Islamic Development Bank The textiles and apparel sector can create jobs and spur further industrialization in countries recovering from COVID-19. To make the most of this opportunity, however, countries will need to embrace new partnerships […]

3 defining characteristics of youth-led social innovation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lucía Burtnik, Director of Innovation in Learning and Assessment, Eidos Global Community Interest Company Many areas of youth-led social innovation are under-exploited. Youth-led innovations are often inspired by local problems which can be as urgent as global ones, […]

Here’s how to cope with stress, according to the World Health Organization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content The pandemic has created an unusually stressful environment for a large number of people. The World Health Organization has created an illustrated guide to managing stress, including audio exercises. Around the […]

Reopening schools too early could spread COVID-19 even faster – especially in the developing world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Lagakos, Associate Professor of Economics, Boston University & Emilie Yam, Head of Communications, International Growth Centre Low-income countries face a very different set of circumstances to high-income countries when it comes to reopening schools after lockdown. In […]

COVID-19: This is what worries young people the most

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Thornton, Senior Writer, Formative Content 15- to 24-year-olds worry most about the pandemic’s effect on their mental health. Young people in poorer countries are more likely to be concerned about jobs and income. Global survey shows getting […]

Here’s how smart construction could transform home-building after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fanyu Lin, CEO, Fluxus LLC & Matt Howell-Jones, Partner, Arcadis The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to find safer and smarter ways of building homes and offices. Prefab construction powered by digital technology can help us safely create […]

Turbocharging scientific discovery: with bits, neurons, qubits – and collaboration

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dario Gil, Director of IBM Research, IBM Artificial intelligence (AI), high-performance computers (HPC) and quantum computing are turbocharging science. These cutting-edge technologies can accelerate material discovery and address challenges like pandemics, climate change and cybersecurity. Through public-private partnerships, […]

European Commission pledges additional €30 million in immediate support for Lebanon

  This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission.   At the international conference on assistance and support to Beirut and the Lebanese people, the European Commission has pledged a new funding worth €30 million to help address the immediate needs of those affected by the deadly explosion in Beirut on 4 […]

Right-wing “sovranism” harm national identity

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Mr. Tomasso Merlo. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. It is exactly the opposite of what the “sovranist” preach: closing ourselves within physical and mental walls damages national identity, it does not preserve […]

The Covid-19 pandemic: how to take care of mental health?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Stephany Caroline Menezes da Silva, a student in the 3rd semester of the medical course at the State University of Amazonas (UEA), located in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The […]

Effects of decreased social contact on increased anxiety and depressive symptoms

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sheila Wayszceyk, a second year medical student at the Regional University of Blumenau, 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 do not […]

Topic: Mental Health in times of pandemic: What can each individual do to lessen the burden?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sarah Ibershimi, a third year medical students, studying at ‘Universiteti i Mjekësisë Tiranë (UMT)’, in Albania. 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 […]

Remote working and online shopping could drive 14 million cars off US roads – permanently

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  In 2019, US motorists drove equivalent of 337 round trips from Earth to Pluto. Lockdown meant a 64% drop in car usage, according to a KPMG report. 14 million fewer cars may […]

Staying home? Here are 5 exercise tips from the World Health Organization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content World Health Organization has some tips for exercising at home. Physical activity reduces risk of chronic disease and eases anxiety. Even a short break from sitting at your desk makes a difference. […]

How studying genetics and lifestyle can shape a healthier MENA region

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Habiba Al Alsafar, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) & Elizabeth ODay, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Olaris Inc The intersection of genetics and lifestyle choices is playing an increasingly […]

Healthy habits to help you cope with health anxiety

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ruth Yan, a graduate-entry medical student at University College Cork (Ireland). 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 do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Student-to-Tutor Ratio: if things are to change, why not for the better?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Francisco Franco Pêgo, a fourth-grade student at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, Portugal. 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 […]

Student Tutor Ratio: at a glance

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nayab Zahib, a third year student of Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot Pakistan. 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 do not necessarily reflect […]

The patient, the doctor, the students and the overcrowded room

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. José Ganicho, a 5th-year medical student from the Beira Interior University, Member of the Medical Students Association from Portugal, ANEM-Portugal, National Member Organization of International Federation of Medical Students Associations. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of […]

Medical education during COVID-19 pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lia Patricia Reyes Santos and Ms. Amanda Villalona, two fourth-year medical students at the Iberoamerican University (UNIBE) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

6 ways the COVID-19 pandemic could change our approach to human capital

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Walsh, Head, Talent Line of Business, Chicago, Willis Towers Watson & Ryan Resch, Managing Director, Executive Compensation (Toronto), Willis Towers Watson Companies with well-established human capital governance frameworks are considered better investments and capable of creating more […]

Statement by Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič on the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. “We share the shock and sadness of the people of Beirut following the deadly explosion that has taken many lives and left many more injured. Our condolences go to all those that have lost loved ones. At this difficult time, the European Union offers […]

5 myths about face masks under the microscope

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 Face coverings are safely worn by millions of doctors and nurses every day. They’ve been a common sight in Asian countries for many years. Experts point to many good reasons to wear […]

These 4 skills can make the world better after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefano Oliveri, Digital Transformation Director, Schneider Electric To handle the aftermath of COVID-19 and tackle the world’s biggest issues, we need to change the way we make decisions and become more knowledgeable about the future; A systemic analysis […]

COVID-19 has accelerated India’s digital reset

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ankita Sharma, Senior researcher, Invest India & Hindol Sengupta, Vice-President, Invest India Coronavirus propelled the use of contactless digital technology across India. The digital-first reset has set the foundations for improving governance. Indian states have increased the use […]

Outbreaks and pandemics periods can be stressful, but how can we turn it to a positive life-changing experience?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Samah Khierbeik, a newly three-month graduated medical student at Tishreen University in Syria. 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 do not necessarily […]

Doing the right thing at the worst time: this is why protecting human rights protects businesses

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Enrique Lores, President and Chief Executive Officer, HP Businesses need to take real action on racial justice here in America and stand up for human rights across the world. An ethical, sustainable, and resilient supply chain protects businesses […]

How AI can accelerate the search for treatments for emerging and intractable diseases

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joanna Shields, Chief Executive Officer, BenevolentAI Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a powerful tool in the search for COVID-19 treatments. In January, BenevolentAI identified a drug for rheumatoid arthritis as a potential therapy for the novel coronavirus. It’s […]

Why sustainable manufacturing makes economic as well as ethical sense

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Derek O’Halloran, Head of Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation, World Economic Forum & Francisco D’Souza, Co-Founder, Cognizant; Fellow, World Economic Forum The pandemic has forced manufacturing to change at an unprecedented rate. We […]

COVID-19: Why we must take the widescreen view of workforce uncertainty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nahia Orduña, Senior Manager in Analytics and Digital Integration, Vodafone ‘Digital dexterity’ is at a premium during the current crisis. • A worse-case scenario is that the digital divide could widen. • Corporations, SMEs and individuals can influence […]

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into the proposed acquisition of Fitbit by Google

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Fitbit by Google under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the proposed transaction would further entrench Google’s market position in the online advertising markets by increasing the […]