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dialogue, action, change
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What is currently happening in the hub?

Davos dialogue on disability inclusion

For some of us, making a cup of coffee is as challenging as climbing Mount Everest. With 1 in 7 people having a disability, are you actively shaping a world that opens up opportunities for everyone regardless of (dis)ability?

Together with the ETH Zurich, we're thrilled to invite you to an engaging dialogue about Removing Obstacles in the Daily Life for People with Disabilities. It takes place on 22 April 2021 from 12h-13h15 via Zoom with inspiring guests:

  • Maria Rosanna Fossati, Postdoctoral Research Fellow and CYBATHLON pilot
  • Christian Lohr, Member of the Swiss Parliament and publicist
  • Robert Riener, Professor for Sensory-​Motor Systems
  • Daniel Vafi, Founding Member at Project Circleg and Vice Curator of Zurich Hub

Let‘s break down barriers.

Register here


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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.

Valentine von Toggenburg-Bulliard

Curator (president)

Daniel Vafi

Vice curator

Angela Honegger

Outgoing curator

Elena Zheglova

Projects and impact

Simon Liebi

Members office

Sabine Fankhauser


Andrea Kilian



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). 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 its 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 Simon to get your questions answered and learn how to get to know us.