Bari Hub

our vision: We believe in a world where young people are central to solution-building, policy-making and lasting change. In each city, teams of Global Shapers self-organize to create initiatives that address local, regional and global challenges.


our city: Even if located in a G8 country, Puglia can be considered a developing region. The combination of these two mixed characteristics makes Bari, Puglia’s capital city, both an economically developed and a high-potential city. Bari is a top touristic destination, has a very well connected airport, hosts hi-tech companies, a vibrant aerospace district and a large harbor. At the same time, unemployment and brain drain rates are very high: students leave and attend university away from home, employers are still skeptical about hiring young and talented people in and from this place; the city even continues suffering from episodes of petty crime.


our opportunity: Bari has plenty of scope of improvement and the opportunity to show the results of its socioeconomic effort to a huge number of people coming from all over the world. In this context, the Global Shapers Community’s projects could raise the awareness of the potential of the city, have a direct impact on its economy and change the mindset of people living there. It could also be a great opportunity for many young talents to come back, a contribution to the development of the territory by offering citizens the connection with important institutions that Bari is missing.


our strategy: Building a group made of smart people having different backgrounds is crucial in order to understand which are the priorities the Global Shapers Community should deal with. Creating opportunities for interaction at least twice per month and talking collectively about the problems of the city from several standpoints will help to quickly create a general framework of action within which the Community will try to solve one issue at a time. They will be prioritized according to the GSC’s ability to solve them and to generate the most significant social impact, paying special attention to students, young entrepreneurs and public issues such as sustainability and employment.

25 members

Arianna Abbasciano

Joined 27 Feb 2020


Giulio Albano

Joined 16 May 2022

Founding Curator

Nicolò Andreula

Joined 27 Feb 2020

Marica Barbieri

Joined 5 Dec 2023

Francesca Bellifemine

Joined 13 Nov 2022

Eleonora Maddalena Causo

Joined 7 Feb 2024

Stefano Coropulis

Joined 11 Dec 2022

Mario De Pinto

Joined 27 Feb 2020

Vincenzo De Robertis

Joined 5 Feb 2024

Giulia Iacovelli

Joined 12 Nov 2022

Impact Officer

Laura Larocchia

Joined 2 Mar 2021

Cosimo Liuzzi

Joined 20 Jun 2020

Andrea Lo Sasso

Joined 11 Apr 2023

Giuseppe Francesco Marino

Joined 19 Jun 2023

Nicola Marino

Joined 27 Feb 2020

Mariangela Mazzilli

Joined 12 Dec 2022

Marco Melpignano

Joined 13 Nov 2022

stefano milano

Joined 5 Dec 2023


Monica Palmisano

Joined 13 Oct 2022

Davide Patruno

Joined 17 May 2020

Annalisa Porrelli

Joined 22 Jun 2020

Niccolò Salomone

Joined 18 May 2020

Renato Sette

Joined 16 Feb 2024

Sonia Tricase

Joined 27 Feb 2020

Alfredo Tropeano

Joined 12 Nov 2022

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