ABOUT US

What is Global Shapers Riga

The Riga Hub of the Global Shapers is a community of young leaders committed to creating positive change in ourselves, our local community, and the world. We are an initiative of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and we act as the national shaper hub in Latvia.

We commit to partnering with our local community to learn about problems and needs from those who face them and to designing our work to maximize impact. We unite 16 young professionals from versatile backgrounds across Latvia and abroad in order to create positive and lasting change in Latvia.

What is Global Shapers Community

The Global Shapers Community worldwide is a network of young people driving dialogue, action and change. We have more than 7000 members and the Community spans 378 city-based hubs in 160 countries.

In each city, teams of Shapers self-organize 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.

What is World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.

The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

It was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. The Forum strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance. Moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart of everything it does.

WEF activities are shaped by a unique institutional culture founded on the stakeholder theory, which asserts that an organization is accountable to all parts of society. The institution carefully blends and balances the best of many kinds of organizations, from both the public and private sectors, international organizations and academic institutions.