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Celebrate Global Sharing Week

Global Sharing Week

Ready to shift the focus away from what’s wrong with the world, to what’s right with it? Global Sharing Week is the largest annual mass engagement campaign celebrating the sustainable economic system known as ‘the sharing economy’.

Global Sharing Week this year is sponsored by MANGOPAY, the end-to-end payment technology for marketplaces and crowdfunding, and is taking place between June 4th to 11th. Global Sharing Week events happen all over the world. You can find and register events on our global map.


Where You Come In

Did you know there are over £3.5 trillion worth of idle human and physical resources in the world – and that unlocking access to these could solve major global challenges? So get your Global Sharing Week event on the map to give the sharing economy movement that extra bit of momentum. 

Examples of events can include: clothes swaps, food shares, disco soups, picnics, skills swaps, grub clubs, give and get markets, potluck dinners, bake shares, co-working hackathons, maker fairs, reuse / recycling events – you name it. Check our 7 awesome ways to get involved.


Who can join?

Anyone can register an event. As long as it unlocks access to skills, knowledge, time, goods, food etc, it’s definitely Global Sharing Week material. So visit the Global Sharing Week website to register your event, and join the ranks of sharers putting the Sharing Economy on the map.

Share-a-suitcase for Refugee Relief

This year we’re proud to welcome Bridge2 as our charity partner. Bridge2 is a charity set up by Sarah Griffith in 2005 to provide immediate relief in disaster situations and refugee crises. For Global Sharing Week 2017 we’ve partnered up to launch the Share-a-Suitcase campaign, and show just what the sharing of human and physical resources is capable of.

Here’s how it works. Refugees who are finally able to move on from camps, need suitcases to put their few belongings in. But to them, it means more than somewhere to store their worldly belongings. It’s also a symbol of hope and new beginnings. So if you’ve got a large, unloved suitcase with wheels, you’ll be able to drop it off at one of +1,000 locations across the UK, thanks to our lead logistics supplier, Parcelly. We’ll also have a list of other items much needed by refugees to put into the suitcases, helping to change lives, one share at a time. The campaign, which will be launched during Global Sharing Week on June 5th will expand internationally too – so check this space for more details. 


Last year, over 220 events in more than 70 cities took place on every continent worldwide during Global Sharing Week 2016! It was a tremendous success and we reached over 5.5 milion Twitter accounts. Check out here a bunch of images from the differents events that happened all over the world during the week.

At The People Who Share we believe everybody should experience the benefits of sharing. This is why in 2012 we created 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. In June 2015 we decided to go BIG, and we created Global Sharing Week. With activities and campaigns happening all over the world, #GlobalSharingWeek reached over 100 million people worldwide with over 126 registered events on every continent! We are proud to say that Global Sharing Week it's the world's largest mass engagement campaign helping millions of people to discover the Sharing Economy! Check out all the sharing action on Twitter.

Sharing Champions wanted!

We're looking for individuals and organisations interested in supporting the next Global Sharing Week. Find out more about our supporting opportunities (volunteers, partners, sponsors).

Global Sharing Week photos 2015

Thanks to everyone that made the first Global Sharing Week 2015 a great success! We’d also like to thank Lord Stone of Blackheath for his support at our launch event in London and a huge thanks to Global Sharing Week's lead sponsors RateSetter, Onfido, Skrill, Stuvia and Compare and Share.



Global Partners


Country Partners



Petra Buchanan


the people who share portugal

Candida Rato



Michel Visser


Slovenia Coworking

Eva Percic


SIMS Montessori Schools

Matija Raos


SIMS Montessori Schools

Sabira .J

South Korea


Lynn Park

South Africa

Daniel Shaw


Bert-Ola Bergstrand


Global Sharing Week Partner Organisations



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