The Global Shapers Community is a non-profit organization and an initiative of the World Economic Forum (WEF), established in 2011 by Professor Klaus Schwab. Schwab’s intention consisted of creating an international network of young leaders, who can actively participate in solution building, impact creation, and contribution to their local, regional and global communities through various projects.

Today, the Global Shapers Community is a network of inspiring young people under the age of 30 working together to address local, regional and global challenges. With more than 7,000 members, the Global Shapers Community spans 369 city-based hubs in 171 countries. In each city, teams of Shapers self-organize to create projects that address the needs of their community. Projects are wide-ranging – from fighting climate change to helping modernize education and building inclusive communities.

The Sofia Hub was founded in 2015 and has had members from various backgrounds including social entrepreneurs, media and marketing experts, producers, lawyers, consultants, musicians, teachers, researchers, event managers, and energy traders. The outstanding diversity of the Hub has led to the successful execution of a number of projects.