Where do we come from?

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 400 active city-hubs with over 8,000 Global Shapers worldwide. 

The Community’s mission is built on two strategic objectives centred around hub projects and Shaper-led events:

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.