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 […]

Cultural tolerance is a must: “No sir, I’m not inferior!”

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Ms. Bianca Batista dos Santos, a third year medicine student and works as Local Exchange Officer at IFMSA Brazil Unicesumar. 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 […]

Realise the beauty of unity in diversity

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Mr. Kapil Narain, a fourth year medical student at the Nelson R Mandela School 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 strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Here are three ways Africa’s youth are defeating corruption

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jen Hyatt, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, troo.ai The cost of corruption in Africa is higher than the total combined amount of development aid that the continent receives from foreign donors, according to estimates by the African Development […]

Nordic noir: The unhappiness epidemic affecting young people in the world’s happiest countries

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Scandinavia. The Nordics. Home to pine trees, fjords, and the most contented people in the world. From hygge to Janteloven, the people seem to instinctively know how to strike the perfect balance. […]

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 […]