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The Global Shapers Community is a network of local groups led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, achievements and drive to make a positive contribution to their communities. These groups are called “Hubs” and are based in cities around the world. Hubs are developed and led by people between the ages of 20 and 29, after they are nominated to join. Since it was founded in 2011, the community has grown to more than 4,600 Global Shapers, in over 400 Hubs around the world. Its mission is to help young leaders self-organize for impact and ensure they have a seat at the table wherever the agenda is shaped. Global Shapers are part of the Forum’s New Champions Community, which includes current and potential Technology Pioneers, Young Global Leaders, Social Entrepreneurs and Global Growth Companies.

The Global Shapers Community provides young people with a global platform to shape the future – integrating the personal, community and global dimension.

To learn more about the Global Shapers Community and to apply or nominate a Shaper, please go to


The founding partners of the Global Shapers Community provide intellectual, promotional and financial support based on their belief in the power of youth to shape a more positive future for the world. Working closely with the World Economic Forum, they help guide the programme to generate fresh insights, bridge generational divides and ensure tangible positive impact.

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