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 […]

To recruit younger people, you have to understand them. Here’s a guide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bernadette Wightman, Managing Director, Global Services, BT Group Global organizations today are faced with talent shortages, skills gaps and ageing workforces. To overcome these challenges, businesses need to look to younger generations – but what can companies do to […]

4 ways Africa can prepare its youth for the digital economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simbarashe Moyo, Mandela Rhodes Scholar, University of the Witwatersrand More than ever, it is vital for Africa to prepare her youth for the digital economy and the future of work. The World Development Report 2019 notes that the labour […]

Global aid needed for healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mahum Sohail, a 3rd year MBBS student affiliated with IFMSA-Pakistan and its Publications Division at one of the top ranking medical universities, i.e. King Edward Medical University in Pakistan. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions […]

The influence of the multilateral agreement on migrant health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Lucas Gheller Machado, a 18 years old and he courses the second year of medicine. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

It’s not just the protests. Here’s how young people are helping the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Pierce, Project Specialist, Social Engagement, World Economic Forum According to the latest World Economic Forum Global Shapers Annual Survey, which covers more than 30,000 individuals under the age of 30 from 186 countries, climate change and the destruction […]

Peru should help more young vulnerable people into work

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Peru’s remarkable economic growth since the 2000s and policies targeting the most vulnerable young people have helped boost the youth employment rate. Peru should now focus on improving job opportunities for low-skilled youth, young women and indigenous and Afro-Peruvian youth, according to a new OECD report. […]

India is failing 175 million of its young people. Here’s the solution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dipankar Trehan, Growth and Creative Lead, Mindler Education Pvt Ltd India’s great demographic dividend should hold enormous promise. There are 650 million Indians under the age of 25, and 845 million under 35, and the country’s workforce is expected […]

“What a Wonderful World”: the unsettled relationship between Climate Change and Human Health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Lucas Diniz, Lucas Diniz is a second-year medical student at Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás, 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 necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

New Erasmus: more opportunities for disadvantaged youth

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Erasmus+ should triple its funds, allow more people to take part and adapt its grants to the needs of the participants. The Culture and Education Committee approved on Wednesday the next generation Erasmus+ programme, proposing a detailed set of measures to lift all economic, […]

Why poorer people suffer more from climate change

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lincy Gonçalves Trevizan de Castro, a 22 years old medical student at the third year of studies. 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 unpleasant truth of plastic straws

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Jonathan Salim, a medical student from Pelita Harapan University, 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, […]

Scientists in Sweden are studying the climate-cooling effects of spruce forests

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 Scientists are exploring whether coniferous trees might help to counter the effects of global warming. Deep in Sweden’s spruce forests researchers from Lund University are studying the cooling qualities of organic compounds called terpenes, […]

Solidarity Corps: more opportunities for young people

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The new programme will offer more volunteering opportunities for young people 18-30 in the field of solidarity, including experiences in the humanitarian aid field. The Culture Committee approved on Monday the new 2021-2027 European Solidarity Corps programme. While volunteering remain its core aim, ensuring […]