We are a network of young people driving
dialogue, action, change
Learn how


We run the following projects.

Past projects

We are looking back on these projects.


We host the following events.


We're a Swiss non-profit association.

Global Shapers Zurich is the Zurich Hub of the Global Shapers Community, a global network of young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities. Initiated by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Global Shapers Community seeks to unite purpose-driven people between 20 and 30 years old who want to develop their leadership potential towards serving society. To that end, the hubs undertake local or national projects to improve their communities and the world.


You can contact us at info@globalshaperszurich.com.


The board of the Global Shapers Zurich.

Sabine Fankhauser

Curator (president)

Catherine McDonald

Vice curator & members

Felicitas Pietrulla

Outgoing curator & alumni

Simon Klaus

Impact officer

Angela Honegger

Finance & DACH community

Andrea Kilian

Community & mental health

Robin Röösli

Events & communication


Become a member of our community.

We are looking for motivated new members with diverse backgrounds.

In order to apply to our hub, you have to be:

  • between 18-27 years old at time of acceptance
  • living in or near Zurich or willing to travel from nearby Cantons
  • committed to working with peers to improve the state of the world
  • ready to engage in the community and follow our Community Charter

Our selection criteria are time commitment, altruistic motivation, individual diversity, and professional excellence. If you are keen to get involved, then please complete our application form.

Our recruitments take place on a regular basis, approximately every 4 months (based on the number of applications). The next application deadline is July 31st and the next recruiting event will be in August/September. We are looking forward to receive your application at any time. If we think you might be a good match for our hub, we will invite you to an informal meetup where we get to know each other. If it's a match, you'll be on a six month exploration phase where you'll meet the hub and engage. You can submit your application anytime, we will get back to you via email. Unsure whether you might want to get involved? Contact Catherine to get your questions answered and learn how to get to know us.