Beyond supply and demand: Addressing the multidimensional workforce gaps in cybersecurity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr Mamello Thinyane, Senior Research Adviser, United Nations University Institute in Macau, Debora Christine, Project Manager for Data Policy and Governance, Tifa Foundation, Keith Detros, Programme Lead, Tech For Good Institute The global cybersecurity workforce gap – the […]

These 4 crops hold the potential to help restore African landscapes and livelihoods

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content Farmers in the Sahel are growing four crops which researchers say have the potential to transform lives in the troubled African region and help tackle the climate crisis. The crops are cultivated […]

COVID-19: Team Europe has delivered €47.7 billion to help its partners address the pandemic and its consequences

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020, the EU, EU Member States and European financial institutions, as Team Europe, have disbursed €47.7 billion in support of partner countries in addressing the pandemic and its consequences, delivering on its promises with concrete results. This […]

How information tech can address challenges in climate change and education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Heather Johnson, Vice-President, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson When I wrote my MBA thesis on the promise of mobile communications technology back in the early 1990s, I could never have imagined how much that decision would impact my […]

European Health Union: Political agreement on the Serious Cross-Border Threats to Health Regulation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council today on the Serious Cross-Border Threats to Health Regulation. The new rules are providing the EU with a comprehensive legal framework to govern joint action on preparedness, surveillance, risk assessment, […]

5 things companies and staff need to learn about hybrid work

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 Hybrid working will be part of future work patterns, but some companies and employees are struggling to adapt, a new Microsoft report says. Half of business leaders say their company plans to […]

Commission tables proposal for €1.2 billion emergency macro-financial assistance package for Ukraine, as announced by President von der Leyen

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has tabled a proposal for a new emergency macro-financial assistance (MFA) programme for Ukraine of up to €1.2 billion. This proposal follows an earlier request from the Ukrainian authorities and direct discussions between Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Ukraine’s […]

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into German support measures in favour of DB Cargo

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether certain German support measures in favour of DB Cargo are in line with EU State aid rules. DB Cargo is a 100% subsidiary of the State-owned, vertically-integrated German rail operator Deutsche Bahn AG […]

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. […]

5 teen-curated platforms to advance youth activism across Asia-Pacific

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kenneth Kwok, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Global Citizen Capital It’s now or never – from the perspective of Generation Z (and Generation Alpha). Teens (and kids) are coming of age in an era where the world is […]

Children face life with more heatwaves, floods, droughts and wildfires than their grandparents

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Inger Ashing. Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children International The climate crisis is a child-rights crisis. The adverse weather events caused by a warming planet affect children first and worst. Children born in 2020 will be harder hit […]

Renewable energy is cheaper than previously thought, says a new report – and could be a gamechanger in the climate change battle

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Renewable energy prices have fallen far more quickl than the industry anticipated, says a new report. And they are fast becoming cheaper than fossil fuels. A rapid transition to emissions-free ‘green’ energy could […]

Rule of law in Hungary: MEPs to meet government, NGOs, and opposition

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. A delegation of MEPs is travelling to Hungary to assess the respect for press and academic freedom, the rights of minorities and the wider rule of law context. During their three-day visit to Budapest (Wednesday 29 September-Friday 1 October), MEPs are scheduled to meet […]

Future Healthworker’s role in 2030 Agenda

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mansey Varghese is a third-year Medical Student of SMBT Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Nashik, 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 writer and […]

How to harness the energy of social innovators for an inclusive recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: François Bonnici, Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Head of Social Innovation, World Economic Forum & Carolien de Bruin, Head, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum & Maria Inés Martin, Selections, Community and Impact Lead, […]

Female doctors throughout times

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maria L. C. Meurer, a 4th year medical student of UNINGÁ and a member of IFMSA Brazil. 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 […]

The automotive market is changing. Can China show us the future?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wolf-Dieter Hoppe, Partner, Arthur D. Little & Klaus Schmitz, Partner, Arthur D. Little The automotive sector is at a crossroads owing to changing customer behaviour and demand; A new study suggests the move away from petrol and diesel-fuelled […]

MEPs hail minimum global corporate tax rate deal as historic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday morning, MEPs debated with Commission and Council the upcoming G7 summit and the topics they expect to be raised during the EU-US summit on 11 June. During the debate with Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis and Portugal’s Secretary of State Ana Paula Zacarias, MEPs […]

EU farm policy reform: Council must be more flexible – we cannot waste more time

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Council’s lack of flexibility threatens security for EU farmers, Agriculture Committee Chair Norbert Lins warned, calling on Council to return to proper negotiations. Chair of the Agriculture Committee and head EP negotiator on the post-2022 EU farm policy Norbert Lins (EPP, DE) issued the […]

Czech PM conflict of interest: MEPs want investigation into rule of law breaches

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Commission’s audit findings confirm the ongoing conflict of interest of Czech Prime Minister Babiš that Parliament raised in several resolutions and discharge reports. In a draft resolution adopted on Wednesday with 26 votes in favour, none against and 4 abstentions, the Budgetary Control […]

5 ways for businesses to walk the talk on gender equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Bravery, Partner and Head of Advisory Solutions & Insights, Mercer It’s time to take action on collective responsibility for gender equity via openness to digital ways of working and opportunities that arise from flexible work arrangements. A […]

This brand is recycling underwear – here’s why

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 A US clothing company is encouraging customers to return underwear they’ve bought from the firm instead of throwing it away. Around 5 million kilogrammes of underwear a day ends up in landfill […]

Why collaboration is key to global reforestation efforts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristina Kloberdanz, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mastercard Multi-stakeholder collaboration is essential for accomplishing ambitious Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The business community can play a key role in the reforestation movement by developing large-scale initiatives. Quarantine, lockdown, social distancing […]

The pandemic’s effects on US jobs in charts

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 9.8 million fewer Americans were in work at the end of November compared to February. The leisure and hospitality industry has been the worst affected. Unemployment rose faster, and is falling more […]

How man and machine can work together in the age of AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jens Martin Skibsted, Partner, Manyone A/S In reskilling employees for the AI age, we can choose to try to be better than robots or to complement them. We should be aiming for a middle-ground, getting the best from […]

Why the downturn is good news for subscription companies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amy Konary, Chair, Subscribed Institute & John Pineda, Partner and Director, BCG The current downturn will accelerate the existing shift towards subscription-based business models. Companies thinking of making this move today face a critical choice: invest in building […]

Mobile health technology: Advances, Facilitations and Promotion of Autonomy

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Raquel Japiassú Carvalho and Ms. Caroline Ayumi Waricoda Horaguti, a third-year medical student. They are 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect […]

Emerging technologies are reshaping financial services. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Drew Propson, Head, Technology and Innovation in Financial Services, World Economic Forum A new report from the World Economic Forum explores how emerging technology clusters are changing the financial services industry. AI, IoT, cloud computing and 5G, among […]

How the power of youth can help fight air pollution across Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tolu Oni, Professor, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cambridge Air pollution kills more people in Africa than unsafe drinking water or malnutrition. Tackling this problem will require a concerted effort from both public and […]

This member of the banana tree family could help us cut COVID-19 plastic waste

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content The abaca tree, a relative of the banana, produces fibre that’s being made into COVID-19 PPE products, including facemasks. Conservationists say single-use plastic PPE is adding to marine pollution. Abaca fibres – […]

Mental distress during the pandemic: is there a way out?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Rafael Mosconi de Freitas and Ms. Isabella Beltramia, 2 Brazilian medical students who believe that there is nothing more beautiful than the human side of the human being. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. […]

Coronavirus: Commission launches call for innovative response and recovery partnerships between EU regions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is launching a call for expressions of interest for thematic partnerships to pilot interregional innovation projects that support the response and recovery following the coronavirus pandemic. The aim of the call is to help regions catch the opportunities emerging from […]

COVID-19 creates a perfect storm for the extreme weather season

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Scott, Head of Sustainability Risk, Zurich Insurance Group COVID-19 will hamper preparations for and responses to extreme weather events this year. Even a relatively small natural hazard event will place disproportionate stress on already overstretched systems. Agility […]