About Global Sharing Week

About Global Sharing Week

Global Sharing Week is an annual celebration of sharing, helping millions discover and participate in the sharing economy – a socioeconomic movement promoting the sharing of, and access to, resources, while putting people and planet first.


Created by The People Who Share, Global Sharing Week highlights the importance of community, cooperative enterprises, commons-based projects and building a healthy, sustainable society based around sharing. Since its founding, it has reached over 100 million people worldwide, with over 220 registered events across all continents.


Alongside founding partner, Shareable, we work with a network of over 300 partners to shine a spotlight on the growing sharing economy to enable millions more discover how sharing can transform society and lives. This year, Global Sharing Week 2017 takes place on June 4th-11th.

To learn about more about how you can get involved next year, visit our Resources page.

And don’t forget! Post photos of your event on the Global Sharing Week Flickr page.


How it all started…

In 2012, The People Who Share organized National Sharing Day—a day to celebrate sharing and encourage people to share. National Sharing Day was a huge success and became Global Sharing Day that same year.

In June 2015 we took things up a notch, and created Global Sharing Week with activities and campaigns happening all over the world. The success of Global Sharing Week 2014 and 2015 grew from a small gathering of people in the UK, to millions participating all around the world. Explore photos of Global Sharing Week 2015, 2016 where you’ll also find our list of partners.

Check out the reports from the previous years here:

Global Sharing Week 2015 Report  

Global Sharing Day 2014 Report

This year we are delighted to have MANGOPAY as the official Global Sharing Week 2017 sponsor. MANGOPAY provides end-to-end payment technology for marketplaces and crowdfunding.

We are also welcoming Bridge2 as our charity partner. Bridge2 is a charity set up by Sarah Griffith to provide direct help in disaster situations and refugee crises. For Global Sharing Week 2017, we will be launching a Share-a-Suitcase campaign in partnership with Bridge2 in support of refugees. Watch this space!


You can get a lot of answers on our Resources page. If you still have questions, you can contact our team:

Benita Matofska, Founder - benita@thepeoplewhoshare.com (English)

Pol Frias, Partnerships - pol@thepeoplewhoshare.com (also Spanish/Castellano)

Mary Valiakas, Comms - mary@thepeoplewhoshare.com (also Greek/French/Italian)


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