About us


Global footprint
Founded in 2011, the Global Shapers Community is a global network of Hubs developed and led by young people between 20 and 29 years of age, who are exceptional in their potential, their achievement and their drive to catalyse positive change in their communities. The network’s city based structure ensures that Global Shapers can contribute to improving the state of the world - one community at a time. Today the community has 370 active Hubs in 165 countries and territories, with over 7,176 Global Shapers worldwide.

The Community’s mission is built on two strategic objectives centered around hub projects and events for shapers:

1. Self-organising for impact
Creating and working in self-organised teams to spur innovative solutions to
challenges in Shapers’ local communities and the world

2. Amplifying the voice of young people
Working with all stakeholders to ensure that young leaders have
opportunities to shape global, regional and local agendas

Global Shapers Community Values
Hubs are city-based teams of Global Shapers, united by common values – inclusion, collaboration and shared decision-making. Every year, hub members run elections to fill the roles of Hub Curator and Vice Curator for the upcoming year to help lead the implementation of projects that improve the state of the world at a local level.