Global Shapers brings out the best in you

Starting Collaboration in our trip to St. LouisMy experience of Global Shapers: Generation 2014 (GS 2014), was incredibly awesome. The fact that you get to know 99 other young professionals that are just like you, with similar questions and concerns, is great. For me, the experience transported me back to graduate school, where you are exposed to so many people from different nationalities, going through the similar emotions, and you start connecting with each other, learning from each other, and wanting to know more about each other. It is a fascinating growing experience.


The final 10 nominees for the Application Battle now online!

Schermafbeelding 2015-06-26 om 16.08.02In the past week the 10 nominees for the Application Battle have been posted online. From each region the best application was chosen. Here you can view the best video’s and pdf files.

The author of the published application is directly selected for the program and has a chance of winning this year’s Application Battle!


Shelter Mission to Myanmar, June 2015

shelter mission 1The Shelter mission to Myanmar early June 2015 has been accomplished. The Arcadis staff members of this mission were Daya Handa (Arcadis Senes India), Maysho Prashad (RTKL China), Christina Reiger (Arcadis Germany), Iris de Jong (Arcadis Netherlands), Lovinklaan representatives Tim Preger (Arcadis Netherlands) and Cintia Philippi Salles (Arcadis Logos Brazil) and Shelter Program Manager Bert Smolders.

The main purpose of the mission was to support local municipalities on sustainable urban planning and with demographic surveys. The Shelter team supported UN-Habitat in an urban development training program for officials of Pyay and Kalay and produced social-economic city profiles for the development of Mandalay and Mawlamyine. The Shelter worked with UN-Habitat and local governments in Yangon, Mawlamyin, the capital Nay Pyi Taw and in Mandalay. UN-Habitat Myanmar has expressed appreciation for the work of the Shelter team.

The team is sharing the experience of this mission.


Application Battle 2015


The application challenge for Global Shapers: Generation 2015 was about traveling and exploring our past, present and future. During the last stage of the Application challenge, all applicants were asked to submit an video (1 minute max.) or to make an one page informative illustration/visual, answering the following assignment:

‘Imagine it is 2030. After joining Global Shapers in 2015, your career within ARCADIS got a boost! 15 years later you are the CEO of ARCADIS. Create a communication update for all employees in 2030. The purpose of your update is to reach out to them, inspire and encourage them to keep improving the quality of life and to ensure ARCADIS is being recognized as the best.’

Until June 30 the best applications per region will be published on a daily basis, these applications can be found here. The author of the application is directly selected for the program! In order to choose the best Talent Badge application, you can rate the applications by giving stars (the more, the better).

The top 3 applications will be announced during the virtual kick-off call on July 2, they will receive a special prize. You can vote until July 2, 10.00 CET (Amsterdam time).