Founded in 2013 as a part of World Economic Forum initiative, Global Shapers Vilnius Hub connects young and driven people in their 20s and 30s who aspire to shape the future of the world by improving Vilnius City and Lithuania. Today Vilnius Hub unites outstanding leaders of Lithuania from diverse sectors and fields. Throughout the years, the hub has initiated and successfully executed a number of projects and initiatives: hosted SHAPE EUROPE, participated in shaping Davos discussions, initiated regional development project CITY ALUMNI, launched OUTSHARING, BLOCKCHAIN CASTLE and many other projects. WOMEN GO TECH – the first mentorship and counselling programme in Lithuania for women seeking careers in technology sector has already made 500 success stories. Our newest project IMPACT MEETUPS aims to become a platform of young professionals providing the well-recognised voice for sustainability. Vilnius Hub community is actively involved making young people heard – we need your passion, come and join us.
Global Shapers Vilnius
Who are shapers?
We are becoming increasingly aware that solutions to our global challenges must purposefully engage youth, at all levels – locally, regionally, nationally and globally. This generation has the passion, dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit to shape the future.” Professor Klaus Schwab World Economic Forum Founder and Executive Chairman
The Global Shapers Community is a network of city-based Hubs developed and led by young leaders between 20 and 30 years old who want to develop their leadership potential towards serving society. To that end, Hubs undertake local projects to improve their communities.
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 the 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.
The Global Shapers Community is one of several multi – stakeholder communities at the World Economic Forum. Other communities include the Young Global Leaders, the Global Agenda Councils, and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs.