MAGMA, Associació per Promoure la Recerca Jove is a a non-profit Catalan organization founded in 2005 in Barcelona, although since 1999 we already exist as a group. The aim of which is to promote the passion for research among young people and the exchange of experiences with other similar associations of a national and international nature. To carry it out, various national, state and international activities are organized, an example is the Exporecerca Jove, a research fair for young people from 12 to 18 years of age, which is celebrated every year.
The association is part of MILSET, an international federation that promotes research among young people. Also, by being a member of INTEL-ISEF, it is the only Spanish entity that is empowered to present projects at this fair. The winning projects are selected in each edition of the Exporecerca Jove.
The organization is made up of some fifty people, mostly young people who collaborate in the various activities of the association. They are all volunteers, that’s why we need a well-organized internal structure to make everything go ahead. The association is divided into different committees, each of which is composed of one to ten people, one of them is the committee head who is responsible for distributing tasks and ensuring compliance with them. In addition, twelve of these volunteers form the board of directors of the association.