Born out of the World Economic Forum, 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. With grassroots knowledge, a global perspective, and ambition to change the world, Shapers are confronting the most pressing issues of our time.


    The Global Shapers Frankfurt Hub is a vibrant community of individuals committed to take action with the objective of improving the state of the world – with particular focus on Frankfurt and surroundings. We want to drive action through projects that foster collaboration, innovation and smart solutions addressing current and future challenges of our society. We see ourselves as an organization building bridges between different stakeholders to drive positive societal change.

    Our Projects

    Next B2B Forum

    The NEXT B2B FORUM offers corporations & startups a stage to mingle, exchange ideas & discuss the future of their industry.

    Urban Impact

    Urban Impact is a series of events creating a platform for thought leaders to shape the future of our cities in light of megatrends such as urbanisation and climate change.

    Shaping Pathways

    Our leading platform that facilitates communication and collaboration in the field of integration & diversity. We aim to build the bridge between the mere understanding of the challenges of integration and co-creating best practice solutions through new partnerships and initiatives.

    Gender Equality

    This initiative aims to drive gender equality in the workforce. To achieve this, we partner with educational institutions in the Rhein-Main region and hold workshops so that tomorrow's leaders and managers are better prepared to deal with gender issues when they enter the workforce.

    Coding Project

    The initiative “Shaping Pathways – The Future Is Code” aims to reach teenagers of disadvantaged and underrepresented groups who have very limited access to the digital world.


    This initiative’s objective is to drive volunteering in Frankfurt, surroundings and beyond. Special attention is accorded to online platforms that present options to volunteer.

  • News & Blog

    On May 16, the Global Shapers Frankfurt Hub organized “URBAN IMPACT”, an edition of the NextB2B Forum, with a focus on cities and circular economy. Building on the World Economic Forum white paper on “Circular Economy in Cities: Evolving the model for a sustainable urban future”, the event aimed...


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