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

On August 4, Beirut Port in Lebanon was hit with a devastating explosion that rocked the city, with thousands of people wounded, thousands of buildings damaged, and an unknown number of people killed or missing. #UPFORLEBANON is a global campaign launched by Global Shapers Beirut, in collaboration with Anera, to unite people for Lebanon and to collect funds to give immediate support to the Lebanese population affected by the Beirut blast. It’s been estimated that more than 200,000 people are left without homes. The main port for Lebanon has moved to Tripoli, and billions of dollars of goods and food have been destroyed in a country already struggling with a pandemic, food insecurity, and a collapsing currency. To respond effectively, we must act now and together to save lives and prevent such tragedies from happening in the future. Please spread the word and donate here.


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Past projects

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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 after the end of the probation period
  • 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 professional excellence, altruistic motivation, individual diversity, and time commitment. If you are keen to get involved, then please complete our application form. Please note that the application form on the official globalshapers.org website is not considered as a completed application.

Our next recruitments take place on 20 October 2020 (deadline to apply is 20 September 2020) and on 17 March 2021 (deadline to apply is 17 February 2021). 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 you’re accepted, you’ll be on a six month probation period where you’ll demonstrate your active engagement. You can submit your application anytime, the deadlines above indicate when we will look at the applications and get back to you. Unsure whether you might want to get involved? Contact Simon to get your questions answered and learn how to get to know us.