The first-ever climate telethon has raised $2.6 million for new forests

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Danish people have donated $2.6 million in what’s been called be the world’s first climate telethon. Broadcast from the middle of a forest, Denmark Plants Trees featured live music, comedy, and a plea […]

What makes a good healthcare professional?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Felipe Mazaro Matheus, born in 1992, a biomedical and fourth year medical student at Unicesumar in Maringá (Brazil). 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 and do not […]

This man is turning cities into giant sponges to save lives

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content The idea of a sponge city is simple – rather than using concrete to channel away rainwater, you work with nature to absorb, clean and use the water. “Floods are not enemies,” explains Professor […]

GSMA Announces New Keynote Speakers, Event Updates for 2019 “MWC Los Angeles, in Partnership with CTIA”

Sponsored content August, 14, 2019, Atlanta: The GSMA provided further updates for the upcoming MWC19 Los Angeles, including recently confirmed high-profile keynote speakers, new programs and events, and additional exhibitors and partners. MWC19 will take place October 22-24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Event registration is now open. “This year’s MWC Los Angeles event […]

LGBTQ+: The social evolution of a minority

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Anderson de Castro Remedio, a second-year medical student at the University Center of the Americas (FAM). 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 and do not necessarily reflect […]

Why the world needs the youth revolution more than ever

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wadia Ait Hamza, Head of the Global Shapers Community, World Economic Forum & Natalie Pierce, Interactions & Programming Lead, Global Shapers Community, Foundations, World Economic Forum Young people coming together in joint action has served as a major engine […]

Humanitarian Aid: additional €50 million to tackle drought in the Horn of Africa

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is mobilising a further €50 million in emergency humanitarian funding to help the people hit by drought in the Horn of Africa. With many in the region relying on livestock herding and subsistence farming, the prolonged drought is having devastating consequences […]

Nearly a third of the globe is now on Facebook – chart of the day

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Formative Content About 2.41 billion people – or nearly a third of the global population – interact with Facebook at least once a month, according to the latest data from the social media giant. The growth in Facebook’s […]

AI-powered automation will have an ethnic bias

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kai Chan, Distinguished Fellow, INSEAD Innovation and Policy Initiative The Fourth Industrial Revolution, with artificial intelligence (AI) as one of its principal drivers, promises big changes. AI automation is expected to lead to, among other things, large disruptions in […]

Two out of every five American couples now meet online

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content GSOH. VGL. WLTM. The chances are, if you understand these acronyms, you are of a certain age. Personal ads in newspapers used to be scattered with these widely understood shortenings (good sense of humour, […]

Why is the Strait of Hormuz so important?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Knowledge Networks and Analysis, World Economic Forum When Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized a British-flagged ship in the Strait of Hormuz on July 20, it further escalated an ugly geopolitical standoff – and underlined […]

Can India reduce deaths on one hazardous road to zero? This group is trying

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joelle Hangi, Director, Refugee Artists and Authors, Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya & Mariah Levin, Head of Forum of Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum There’s no shortage of roads in India that wind through mountains, some little more than […]

Drought in Europe: the Commission offers further support to European farmers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. European Commission is offering support to farmers faced with the waves of drought afflicting Europe. Firstly, farmers will be able to receive a higher percentage of their direct and rural development payments in advance. Secondly, to be able to feed their animals, they will […]

Gender Science: A sneaky healthcare risk factor

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Jonathan Salim, SCORE project coordinator (PC) in CIMSA-ISMKI Indonesia. 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 and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The […]

This is what is still holding social entrepreneurs back

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kyle Zimmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, First Book & Kristine Pearson, Founder and CEO, Lifeline Energy In an increasingly polarised world, obtaining 100% agreement for anything seems impossible. Yet, in our survey of leading social entrepreneurs across the […]

Feeling the heat? This is how to keep cool as temperatures rise

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content The world is getting hotter, and heatwaves will become more frequent and severe as the century continues, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). As people across the globe swelter in record temperatures, knowing how […]

Commission steps up EU action to protect and restore the world’s forests

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Commission adopted a comprehensive Communication setting out a new framework of actions to protect and restore the world’s forests, which host 80% of biodiversity on land, support the livelihoods of around a quarter of the world’s population, and are vital to […]

To rebuild trust in the media, we must empower its consumers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aleksander Dardeli, Executive Vice President, IREX Trust is like the air we breathe; it is essential to our wellbeing and survival, but we barely notice or think about it until it’s in short supply. In many different parts of […]

How Islamic finance can build resilience to climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maram Ahmed, Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London In arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs), extreme weather manifestations such as droughts caused by prolonged dry spells, among other climate stressors, put ASALs at risk and intensify […]

Weather reports could soon be telling us about the role of climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content “It will be largely cloudy in the north-west today, with a medium risk of extreme flooding because of climate change…” Is this the weather forecast of the future? Forecasters may soon be adding information about […]

Brexit must not put UK university research at risk

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Arthur, President and provost, University College London UK universities are at the forefront of some of the greatest discoveries and innovations shaping our world today. They are home to extraordinary academics from around the world who are carrying […]

Our tourism system is broken – time to customize

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Govers, Author Are we unwillingly killing the geese that lay the golden eggs? The communities that tourists want to visit are increasingly under pressure from tourism. Essentially, no one person is liable. Human beings want to travel; […]

Member States’ compliance with EU law in 2018: efforts are paying off, but improvements still needed

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today’s Annual report on Monitoring the Application of EU law sets out how the Commission monitored and enforced EU law in 2018. The online Single Market Scoreboard, also published today, evaluates the performance of EU/EEA countries in the EU single market and identifies the […]

5 reasons why reading books is good for you

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content It’s official – reading is good for you. With many successful people connecting reading to their good fortune, here are five reasons to pick up a book today. 1. Reading could help you […]

An economist explains why women are paid less

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura D’Andrea Tyson, Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley & Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum It’s a basic principle of fairness: men and women should have the same […]

Commission takes further action to ensure professionals can fully benefit from the Single Market

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has taken further steps in infringement procedures against 26 Member States to ensure the full implementation of EU rules on the recognition of professional qualifications. Only a well-functioning Single Market can deliver its full potential for citizens and businesses around Europe. […]

Why the agtech boom isn’t your typical tech disruption

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karn Manhas, Founder, Terramera Five years ago, almost no one knew what agtech was. Inside the industry, we didn’t even know what to call what we were doing. But fast forward to today, and agricultural technology – from vertical […]

MEPs urge UK to break current deadlock

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Members reaffirmed the EU’s commitment to protect peace, stability and the integrity of the internal market in Wednesday’s debate on Brexit. During the debate, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker reaffirmed that “the withdrawal agreement, approved by both parties, is the best and only possible […]

Why people with disabilities are your company’s untapped resource

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thorkil Sonne, Chairman Denmark’s Council for Corporate Responsibility and SDG Want to know how to attract the innovative and resilient employees required to give you a competitive edge in the Fourth Industrial Revolution? Then look no further: this article […]