How to address the widening youth skills gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert E. Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC & Kevin Frey, CEO, Generation Unlimited The pandemic has deepened the existing youth skills gap, leaving millions of young people with inadequate access to employment opportunities. Global youth are redefining the concept […]

Improving Chronic Patients’ Healthcare: How can Youth get involved?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ibrahim Dafallah, a third-year medical student studying at Alzaiem Alazhari University in Sudan and Ms. Mabel Rios Garcia, a final year medical student at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima-Peru. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The […]

Health Governance: How to include the youth in decision making?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Pokpong Muangpaisarn, a first-year medical student at the Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand. 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 to the writer and do not necessarily […]

The advantages to give youth participation in making health policy

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nuthchaya Mejun, a third year medical student at Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand and Ms. Tanaporn Meejun is a fourth year medical student at Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations […]

Health governance: how to include youth in decision making?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Mohd Talha Khursheed is an undergraduate medical student at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, India. 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 to the writer and […]

Youth involvement on a local level: Municipal Youth Councils

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Giorgos Athanasias, a medical student in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. 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 to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

The Era of Youth Engagement

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Frederick Putra Wijaya, a fifth year medical student from Indonesia. 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 to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

A Global Health battle and the grieving Youth

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Anushna Banerjee, a final year medical student and researcher at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, 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 […]

Living in a pandemic: what are the effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of the youth

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Abdul-Rahman Toufik, a medical student at Sumy State University. 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 to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

The effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of young people

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Shekinah Amaka Obinna, a Nigerian and currently a medical student at Sumy State University, Sumy, Ukraine. 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 mental health of young people in the pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Natan Q. A. da Silva, a 5th year medical student from Brazil and Ms. Maria L. C. Meurer, a 4th year medical student of UNINGÁ, Brazuk. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

Living in a pandemic: what are the effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of the youth?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Marija Aleksandraitytė, a third-year public health student at the Public Health Faculty of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania. 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 […]

COVID-19, youth and the impacts on mental health: it is time to change society’s mindset

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Leonardo Baracat Caria is a 5th year medical student at Faculdade de Medicina de Jundiai (FMJ), in Jundiaí-SP, Brazil. 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 to the […]

A wide look on the mental health status of the cream of the community, the youth

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Jibin Chacko, an incoming senior clerk & a bonafide medical student of Gullas College of Medicine , University of the Visayas, Philippines. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

COVID-19 and its Implications on Mental Health of Youth

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Iqra Nawaz, a third-year medical student at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur, Pakistan. 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 reflect IFMSA’s […]

Commission kick-starts work to make 2022 the European Year of Youth

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following the announcement made by President von der Leyen in her 2021 State of the Union address, the Commission has adopted today its formal proposal to make 2022 the European Year of Youth. Europe needs the vision, engagement and participation of all young people […]

The effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of the youth

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Thi Ngoc Huyen, a fresh graduate from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. 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 […]

COVID-19: how does living in a pandemic impact youth’s mental health?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bianca Costa Dias, a 2nd year medical student at the Faculdade de Medicina de Marília (FAMEMA), in 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 […]

We asked young people what changes they want for the future. Here’s what they said

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Partnerships Editor, World Economic Forum How do Millennials and Generation Z see their future? Over the past year, the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community has organized dialogues and surveys on what young people see as […]

This is how we can teach young people to use science and data to make better decisions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carl Wieman Yidan Prize for Education Research Laureate 2020, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Professor of Physics and the Graduate School of Education, Stanford University Current educational methods are failing to teach students the skills they need to […]

We asked young people about work and skills. Here’s what they told us

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nadi Albino, Senior Advisor, Partnerships, Generation Unlimited & Robert E. Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC We polled 11,000 young people around the world and spoke to a small group of them about the future of work and skills. Almost […]

How can we make careers in corporate social innovation popular among young people?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Noa Gafni, Executive Director, Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation Millennials are increasing looking for jobs in companies with strong social responsibility initiatives. However, corporations and institutions must lay the ground to make jobs in corporate social innovation […]

From batik to coding: these training projects are empowering Indonesia’s youth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Veronica Colondam, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, YCAB Foundation COVID-19 lockdowns have led to school closures and unemployment. Without support, the future of work looks bleak for young people in Indonesia. YCAB Foundation provides training and microloans – […]

European Solidarity Corps 2021-2027: First call for proposals to support youth volunteering activities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today launched the first call for proposals under the new European Solidarity Corps 2021-2027. The European Solidarity Corps supports young people wishing to engage in volunteering activities in a variety of areas ranging from helping people in need to supporting health […]

Reimagining the future for skills: What we learned from young people

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) & Robert E. Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC COVID-19 is casting a long shadow over the futures of young people all around the world. On World Youth Skills Day, […]

This is why many young people have no access to proper education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Hundreds of millions of children, adolescents and young people have no access to learning and COVID-19 has exacerbated the problem. A UNESCO report shows poverty is the main barrier, ahead of other […]

5 curve-flattening technologies being developed by young people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sarah Shakour, Project Specialist, Forum Foundations, World Economic Forum & Natalie Pierce, Interactions and Programming Lead, Global Shapers Community, Foundations, World Economic Forum Young people around the world are developing new technologies to help in the fight against […]

Decent working conditions for the young health workforce: what are the challenges and can we find solutions?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Francis Oluchukwu Francis, currently a 5th year Medical student in Ambrose Alli University, Edo State, Nigeria. 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 […]

Youth and Decent Work: A Review of Today’s Facts, Challenges and Possible Solutions

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Utku Timurçin, a 4th year medical student and a public health advocate, Member of Turkish Medical Students Associations’. 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 […]

Young people are key to defusing unrest and restoring public trust

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 Young people distrust public institutions dominated by older elites. Public institutions must stem the corruption that dilutes their legitimacy. Building trust requires education about the role public institutions play in young people’s […]

DiscoverEU: 20,000 more young people will explore Europe in 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Around 20,000 18-year-olds are set to receive a travel pass under the fourth and latest round of DiscoverEU, which attracted some75,000applications from across Europe. These young Europeans, selected on the basis of established award criteria and specific Member State quotas, can travel between 1 […]

Young people struggling in digital world, finds latest OECD PISA survey

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. One in four students in OECD countries are unable to complete even the most basic reading tasks, meaning they are likely to struggle to find their way through life in an increasingly volatile, digital world. This is one of the findings of the OECD’s latest PISA […]

Disillusioned young people – France thinks it has a solution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content France is trialling a new national service programme for 15 and 16-year-olds, twenty years after the country phased out conscription for men. Called the “service national universel” (SNU), the scheme was proposed by […]