Professional and personal transformation

While you will learn how to apply participatory and creative techniques in your particular professional context, just as important you will be exploring deep relationships leaving you with a bunch of close friends with like-minded passions

A space for diversity and reflection

Magnify is a space, where you can take two steps back to get fresh input and improve your self-awareness, while experiencing the joy of living together with 20 social innovators for two weeks in an intercultural mecca.

You(th) in action

Through the creative, playful and hands-on approach that guides our research, we invite you to be part of a conference experience where you(th) are the protagonist. You will be actively involved and challenged throughout all aspects of the conference!

RecrearMagnify 2018

Help us prepare the next adventure!

Join our diverse international network of social innovators, suggest your location and co-create the next RecrearMagnify. Are you ready?



By designing and implementing participatory youth led research, Recrear works to create active youth engagement in community development.

Recrear was launched with the vision that engaging in an intercultural environment, pushes creative boundaries and generates more inclusive and powerful reflections. Our unique network of young professionals, consultants, students, and entrepreneurs work together to mobilize youth around the globe. We believe in the power of local communities, and our projects aim to help them find their own solutions through action research. We invite you to join us in taking ownership of Recrear’s story.

Our principles should provide you with a good idea of what we believe. Check it out and more on our About Us page.

We strive to select a very diverse group for the conference to learn as much as possible from each other. Young professionals interested in participatory research and/or community development, representatives from NGOs and other institutions interested in our model, students, artists interested in transforming their creative techniques in research methods… the list is long!

If you have read about our work and are excited about Recrear, you should most definitely apply. We are looking for people from all sort of backgrounds with a passion for international and community development.

We provide fundraising consultation sessions as many of our past participants have successfully been able to secure external sponsorships with our support. The earlier you apply, the more likely we will be able to help you fundraise and guarantee your participation.

Submit your application: You apply to the Magnify conference by a written application, through which we try to get to know you are little better. The application is followed up by an informal interview with one of our staff members. If everything goes well, you are ready to pack your bags and get ready for an intercultural adventure.

Schedule a quick Skype Interview: If we think you would be a good match for us, you will receive an email from our recruiting team within 10 days from your application and you will be scheduled for a quick Skype interview. The interview is more of a chat to get to know who you are and to introduce our organization. Don’t be silly and dress up with a tie for your Skype interview (one of our very own did!). We will not ask you to put on your camera, and ties generally may not impress us anyways.

Join our team: You will hear from us within a week from your interview. You will be required to pay a deposit to confirm your participation. By the end of May, we will send you a Welcome Package with all the information you need to pack your suitcase and get in the right state of mind for two weeks of Recrear full-immersion.

Each year the conference is hosted in a different city in the world. Until now the conference has taken place in Canada, Ecuador, Germany, Colombia, Armenia and US. Doing the conference in a new place every year, can be challenging, but it is also an opportunity for us to learn from different environments. Our members decide where the conference takes place

The conference dates are announced around 9 months before the conference starts. It usually takes place between June and August. Sign up for our Magnify newsletter to get news about conference locations, dates and special offers.

The conference costs cover accommodation and food for two weeks as well as local transport during the conference. Moreover, it includes a permanent membership to our global network of young social innovators. The total participant cost depends on the conference location. We offer fundraising sessions and encourage applicants to approach local companies, universities and institutions, as many of the former participants have been succesful in raising funds this way.

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