Our MEMBERS are the pillars of BergamoScienza. Any Italian or foreigner who lives in Italy or is a legal resident can become a member. Membership is also open to associations, societies and public and private entities that seek to foster the advancement and promotion of education, especially science education.
The members share the organization’s goals and approach. They are ambassadors, spreading the word about and mission of BergamoScienza.
During membership meetings, association news and future courses of action are presented. Members participate in events, contributing valuable help and opinions.
The Board of Directors’ responsibilities include deciding on issues concerning the Association and carrying out the association’s aims in accordance with directives from the general assembly.
In addition, the board members can also authorize any measures regarding the association’s assets and finances beyond that of an ordinary administrative nature and decide on new member applications as well as the support and participation of the association in public and private entities and institutions, designating a representative among the members.
The Scientific Committee is a consultative body that supports the Board of Directors in all of the association’s activities and events. The scientific committee can propose to the board of directors the appointment of a special committee to study and research suitable activities.
The Organizing Committee, convened by the Secretary General pursuant to the current statutes, coordinates and plans the Association’s cultural and scientific events, most notably the BergamoScienza Festival.
The Youth Committee is made up of BergamoScienza volunteers who are between 16 and 30 years of age. In addition to coordinating the young volunteers, the committee is also responsible for promoting BergamoScienza all year round, proposing events and initiatives, raising awareness of the association’s positive impact on the community and arousing interest in participating in BergamoScienza, especially among young people.
COSI is a group composed of BergamoScienza interiors and external professionals - all under 40/50 - who bring experience and contacts matured in the field of scientific divulgation and similar environments.
Its role is to dialogue with the Scientific Committee, the Association's secretariat and the Festival's organisational secretariat in order to develop an integrated programme that synthesises and enhances the work of all the Commissions.
The School Committee, convened by the Secretary General pursuant to the current statutes, supports the association’s organized activities, especially the BergamoScienza Festival.The Committee evaluates the schools’ projects, indicates any specific needs to the Organizing Committee, manages the relationships with the schools and follows the projects from the planning phase to the completion, all the while offering expert help.
The Exhibits and Workshops Committee, convened by the Secretary General pursuant to the current statutes, provides support for the BergamoScienza Festival’s organized activities. The Committee evaluates the proposals submitted by individuals and public and private entities and reports back to the Secretary General and Organizing Committee.
Volunteers who are older than 35 are a vital resource of the association and festival. For many years, more than 80 volunteers have actively participated in festival events and worked on specific aspects related to the daily operations of BergamoScienza.