Shape Europe 2018 Delegate Passes now available

Purchase your All Access Delegate pass to Shape Europe 2018. This will include: a welcome reception at Belfast City Hall, access to all keynote speeches, workshops and networking at the Waterfront Conference Hall, access to the Titanic Belfast Exhibition, access to the Gala dinner at the Titanic Ballroom, access to St. George's Market, access to the hub pitch competition and much, much more.

If your Hub books five delegate passes, we will give you a sixth pass for FREE!

Please note: you must be a registered Global Shaper or an alumnus of the Community to attend Shape Europe.


Sponsored places for Shape Europe 2018

Each of the five sponsorship packages has a value of up to £800. This will include:

  • Your ticket to Space Europe 2018 (Booked by Belfast Shapers)
  • Your accommodation for up to four nights in Belfast (booked by Belfast Shapers)
  • Reimbursement for your flights up to the value of £490 

Interested? To apply, follow the these steps:

  • Please note: you must be a registered Global Shaper.
  • Four spaces will be given to Shapers from European Hubs and one space for a Shaper from outside of Europe. 
  • Create a 30 second video telling us why you want to attend Shape Europe 2018 and why you want to visit Belfast
  • Send a link to your video to comms@belfastglobalsshapers.com before Thursday 19th July. Make sure you tell us your full name and what Hub you are from!
  • Keep an eye on your emails on Friday 20 July... the Belfast Hub will be contacting successful applicants on this day!

Global Shapers Community

The Belfast Global Shapers Hub

The Belfast Global Shapers Hub is part of the Global Shapers Community (GSC) - an initiative of the World Economic Forum founded in 2011. The GSC has a network of 376 city based hubs around the world with over 7,000 Shapers aged between 20-30 in over 150 countries. Shapers are individually selected on the basis of their achievements, leadership potential, and commitment to make a difference.

The Belfast Hub is made up of social innovators, entrepreneurs, policy shapers, technologists, artists and community leaders, all coming together to support and deliver projects on a local, national and international level. We are a collective of thinkers and change-makers from Northern Ireland committed to designing solutions to prepare our community for the future.

Our Belfast Hub successfully won the bid to host the 6th annual 'Shape Europe' conference in August 2018. We will welcome hundreds of delegates from around the world to our city between 17-19th August 2018. To learn more about Shape Europe 2018 click here.

We're excited to connect with hubs across the world and develop new collaborations.


What is the Global Shapers Community?

Building a movement

50% of the world's population is under the age of 27, the majority of whom live in urban areas. With this in mind, we are becoming increasingly aware that solutions to our global challenges must purposefully engage youth, at all levels -- locally, regionally, nationally and globally. Our generation has the passion, dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit to shape the future.

A tipping point

With the largest youth population in history, there is an unprecedented opportunity for young people to take an active role in shaping the future. This generation has inherited enormous global challenges but has the ability to confront the status quo and offer youth-led solutions for change.


What do Global Shapers do?

Shapers and the World Economic Forum

In 2011, Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, founded the Global Shapers Community to empower young people to play an active role in shaping local, regional and global agendas.

In each city, teams of Shapers self-organise to create projects that address the needs of their community. Projects are wide-ranging – from responding to disasters and combating poverty, to fighting climate change and building inclusive communities. Shapers are diverse in expertise, education, income and race, but are united by their desire to bring about change.

A global footprint

Shapers look for opportunities to have an impact on a global scale by joining forces with other hubs. They represent a network of peers connected through technology, events and joint projects. Each year, hundreds of hub leaders known as Curators come together to showcase the work of their hub and strengthen relationships across communities. On the regional level, events are designed and led by Shapers to encourage collaboration, share expertise and explore community solutions.