The world in general is better than it was one hundred years ago, but there are still a lot of things to be changed, to be transformed, to be improved.
While some people can adapt to any reality, some cannot go gentle into the good night and ignore the things that are not going well or that can be improved. They don’t just get frustrated and complain, they act, they try, they fail, rise again, but never give up the dream. We are looking for those people between 18 and 27 years old.
A tipping point
With the largest youth population in history, there is an unprecedented opportunity for young people to take an active role in shaping the future. This generation has inherited enormous global challenges, but has the ability to confront the status quo and offer youth-led solutions for change.
A grassroots network
Born out of the World Economic Forum, the Global Shapers Community is a network of inspiring young people under the age of 30 working together to address local, regional, and global challenges. With more than 13,000 members, the Global Shapers Community spans 430 city-based hubs in 150 countries.
HOW does a Shaper look?
In each city, teams of Shapers self-organize to create projects that address the needs of their community. Projects are wide-ranging – from responding to disasters and combating poverty, to fighting climate change and building inclusive communities. Shapers are diverse in expertise, education, income and race, but are united by their desire to bring about change.
Shapers are highly motivated individuals who have a great potential for future leadership roles in society. They are selected on the basis of their achievements, leadership potential, and commitment to make a difference. Through the Global Shapers Community, Shapers are provided with opportunities to connect with a worldwide network of Global Shapers, to network with other World Economic Forum communities, and to represent the voice of youth at World Economic Forum events. Shapers are united by a common desire to channel the members’ tremendous energy and enthusiasm into building a more peaceful and inclusive world.
WHY Global Shapers Bucharest HUB?
Global Shapers Bucharest Hub was founded in 2013 and has 29 members, young professionals who work to create an impact in a variety of environments: entrepreneurship, sports, education, technology, innovation, public office, sustainability or the corporate world. Social Impact Award, Shaping Conversations, Innovations for Tomorrow, Future Makers are some of the projects and events that helped us reach young people all over the country.
A global footprint
Shapers look for opportunities to have impact on a global scale by joining forces with other hubs. They represent a network of peers connected through technology, events and joint projects. Each year, hundreds of hub leaders known as Curators come together to showcase the work of their hub and strengthen relationships across communities. On the regional level, events are designed and led by Shapers to encourage collaboration, share expertise and explore community solutions.
Areas of impact
- Arts & Culture
- Cities & Urbanization
- Civic Participation
- Climate Change
- COVID-19 Response
- Fourth Industrial Revolution
- Gender Equality
- Global Health
- Shaping My City’s Future
- Sustainable Development
- Workforce and Employment
More information about Global Shapers’ impact, here.