Ready to become a Shaper?

Join our Global Shapers Vienna Hub!


About us

The Global Shapers Vienna Hub is a network of young people driving dialogue, action and change. We are part of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Together we are tackling issues like polarization in society to improve our local community.

You are

  • between 20-29 years old,

  • resident of or live close to Vienna,

  • committed to working with peers to improve our community,

  • interested in developing your leadership potential,

  • willing to support fellow Shapers in their personal and professional development,

  • and ready to engage in the community and follow our Community Charter.

What you can expect

Becoming a member of the Global Shapers Community by joining our hub provides you the opportunity to:

  • Belong to a diverse network of young people who collaborate to shape a better future locally and globally.

  • Further develop leadership skills and capabilities through custom programmes, workshops, informal gatherings or mentorship.

  • Gain in-depth exposure to thought-leadership and knowledge of global, regional and industry issues.

  • Initiate and contribute to local, regional and global initiatives towards improving the state of the world.

  • Organise and attend regional gatherings of the Global Shapers Community.

  • Engage with the broader World Economic Forum community and its members and constituents, catalysed through face-to-face and virtual means.

  • Connect digitally to the Global Shapers Community via a private digital network.

What you commit to

Being selected to join our hub implies certain commitments. In this context, by becoming a member you agree to:

  • Endorse the mission and objectives of our Community Charter.

  • Embody the spirit and the letter of the Values and the Code of Conduct of the Community.

  • Actively engage by participating each year in at least one of our Global Shapers Vienna Hub projects.

  • Regularly engage in the Hub’s physical and virtual activities throughout the year.

  • Attend at least 50 % of our monthly hub meetings.

  • Adhere to the principle that the Shapers community is impartial, independent and tied to no political, ideological or partisan interests, except of being a young entrepreneurial voice in shaping the future.


Apply now

  1. Submit your application in German or English by filling in the form below and sending us your CV and a video message of no more than 2 minutes until March 31st, 2019 23:59 CEST answering the following questions:

    1. Who are you?

    2. What’s the most important issue Vienna is facing today?

    3. How would you contribute to our hub?

    Important: Content matters more than the technical and artistic quality of the video! You can shoot a quick video with your phone or webcam.

  2. We will announce the short list on April 7th, 2019 and invite the shortlisted applicants for a personal interview between April 8th and April 21st, 2019 in Vienna.

  3. You will find out about the result of the applications on April 30th, 2019.

Please kindly note that we will only consider complete applications with working links to the CV and application video submitted before March 31st, 2019 23:59 CEST.

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Questions? Contact us.


Volunteer with us


We could not do what we do without the help of wonderful people helping us. This can go from donations to just helping out at an event for a couple of hours. If you are interested in helping us in any way, please contact us and we will respond as soon as possible.