7 ways for businesses to capture the youth dividend

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Within every challenge lies an opportunity waiting to be seized. Businesses know this. Today, the world faces an urgent demographic challenge: 1.8 billion young people, between the ages […]

Here’s how to prepare South-East Asia’s young people for the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karin Hulshof, Regional Director for East Asia and Pacific , United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Young people can drive our economies and societies to be more vibrant and productive. At the same time, their potential can only be […]

Did young people just kill television?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adam Jezard, Formative Content. While previous reports of the death of traditional TV viewing have been greatly exaggerated, 2017 marked a major tipping point. Spending on online and digital advertising in the United States overtook broadcast and cable […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Education in Europe, fostering skills development inside and outside the school system”

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This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Daniela Runchi, President of the European Confederation of Junior Entreprises Education is today in Europe a hot topic, with many initiatives taking place to promote the development of the citizens of tomorrow, both inside and outside the traditional school system. Indeed, there seems to be a gap between […]

Youth and children in Europe set the new perspectives for the decades to come

The share of children of less than 15% in a population is a powerful and polyvalent indicator. For one thing, it accurately predicts the strength or the frailness of the country’s most valuable asset for the next decades, which is its human capital in productive age. The obvious value of the related statistics led Eurostat, […]

Is Germany yielding to pressures for more relaxed economic policies?

Not surprisingly, European Commission’s quarterly review on ‘Employment and Social Situation’ and its “Annual Report on European SMEs 2013/2014” which were published last week, both conclude that economic recovery is still quite uncertain, while small and medium businesses are always in contraction, constituting the main impediment to growth. Despite all that, and as if economic […]

Why youth unemployment is so difficult to counter

With the unemployment rate of the young under 25 around 2.6 times higher than the overall percentage of people without a job in the European Union, an existential and fact-based question arises; does the EU really need a next generation of workers and consumers? Or rather, have the decision makers, in the political and economic […]

GradList Launched At TheNextWeb 2014

Written by Manfred Tropper, Founder of mantro.net As part of the Boost program at TheNextWeb Europe conference in Amsterdam we introduced our new product ‘GradList’. We chose TheNextWeb Europe for the launch as it’s the perfect place to get in touch with a great variety of people from everywhere around the planet and from a […]

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page

Written by Uzanziga Ange-Raïssa, AIESEC Belgium “Travel, see the world, discover breath-taking places and have life-changing experiences” This is on the bucket list of many young people or even on the things-to-do-before-turning-30-list. But few wake up pack their bags and decide to finally go on adventure. Nevertheless, travelling while young is a life-changing experience that […]

Travel the world, find yourself

Written by Margot Vanfleteren, AIESEC Belgium 196 countries, 7 continents, 270 nationalities and 300 languages. Enough to explore and discover during your life. Right now I’m 21 years young. Throughout my life I had the opportunity to travel the world. Currently I’ve visited all continents. When people ask me what my life goal or dream […]

Can Eurozone stand economic and financial fragmentation?

Eurozone unemployment rate peaked in February 2013 at 12% but this number says nothing about the real structural problems of the single money zone. The burning issue is the fast growing divergence of unemployment opportunities between the surplus countries in the North and the over indebted member states in the South, plus Ireland. According to […]