Who are we?

Behind each member of our community there is a powerful story. Every Global Shaper represents the hopes and aspirations of a young person who is voluntarily investing his/her time to help solve some of the world’s most complex challenges.

Brussels Shapers 
David Timis
David Timis is a EU Civics Outreach Fellow at Google and the Co-Founder of European Heroes, an initiative aimed at encouraging civic engagement among young Europeans. David was named “Young Leader of the Year” in Romania by Revista Cariere and included on the Forbes “30 Under 30” list, as a result of his continuous work to promote education, digital skills, and entrepreneurship among young people.

Marios Papanikolopoulos
Marios is the Managing Director of MoRo.tech and serial entrepreneur in the area of Mobility and Digital Technologies. He has founded and contributed to for-profit and social impact organizations in a range of domains aiming to bring technology innovation together with political thinking and social initiatives.

Lidija Globokar
Lidija is co-founder of Project 668, a youth NGO fighting youth unemployment by promoting professional development, and Communications Manager for the European Job Mobility Portal EURES.
Oana Popescu
Oana is a Community Manager of EASME. She spent the last 7+ years working in strategic communication and marketing in private sector, government and non-profit jobs, running pan-European and Brussels based campaigns in the tech-startup and environment world.
Olivier De Schutter
Olivier is promoting Two Wheel Tuesday movement to reduce congestion in Brussels. Co-founder of IoT solution "Vocal Trainer" to allow paralympic athletes communicating vocally with sport devices, author of the book "A new paradigm for organizational learning" and Senior Manager in tech consulting within Amaris.
Sabina Ciofu
Sabina works as Policy Advisor in the European Parliament, focusing on tech-related legislation, trade and EU-US relations. She is also a PhD Candidate in Defence Studies at King’s College London, where she explores the relationship between A.I. and foreign policy decision-making. Sabina is the founder of the Gentlewomen’s Club, co-organiser of the Young Professionals in Digital Policy.
Gerard Salvador Lopez
Gerard is currently working as a project manager at Siemens. He is passionate about technology (author of the book "Too tech to fail"), was board at Engineers Without Borders and founded a TEDx in Belgium.
Laura V. Fernández García
Laura is co-founder of MakeMeHappen, a social project to help the youngest generation of [women] leaders to define their life's purposes and align them with their professional careers, especially in STEM areas. TeachSDGs Ambassador in Belgium. Psychologist and life-coach of entrepreneurs in different international social projects and NGOs.
Stephan den Hartog
PhD Candidate at the SURF Group at Vrije Universiteit Brussel in the field of electrochemistry,investigating the intermediate reaction products of fuel cells. A naturally curious person who enjoysworking between different fields in science and technology!
Thomas Richter
Thomas works as Senior Advisor for IDA Group with a focus on environmental, technology and trade policy. He also directly represents the German special chemicals company LANXESS as EU Public Policy Manager in Brussels. He is also Chairman of the Brussels branch of the Junger Wirtschaftsrat and Development Officer at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.
Otilia Ciobanu
Otilia works at the European Union as a political assistant
Federica Margheri
Federica is Operations Officer the EHMA. Passionate about education, she is also President of Project 668, a NGO helping young people bridging the gap between education and the world of work, and thus fighting against youth unemployment.
Nadine Khouzam
Nadine is an Olympian from the Belgian Hockey Team, a Partner Analytics Manager at Facebook Connectivity and the founder of CodeNPlay teaching kids computational thinking and programmation.
Antonella Vagliente
Antonella is cofounder and Director of Young Water Solutions, a NGO based in Brussels that supports young people in developing countries set up water and sanitation social businesses
Matteo Mascolo
Matteo engages with law and policy to shape a better society. He is a citizen lobbyist at The Good Lobby and an ambassador of The Better Tomorrow Movement.
Arnaud Muller
As a young and active global citizen, I'm always on the look-out for opportunities to put my talent and innovative ideas to practice for greater social good. Currently, working in pharma trying to improve patient lives.
Besides all, we are a big group of friends!