Scientific Society Vladimir Prelog
Scientific Society Vladimir Prelog is an organization that works on the continuous development and popularization of the natural sciences in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
It gathers the country’s most experienced and prosperous students in the hope of elevating the standard at which science, and it’s vast applications are perceived at in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Its means of doing so include organizing camps, seminars, and study programs for all young people in the country.
The Union of Mathematicians of Macedonia
The Union of Mathematicians of Macedonia (Сојуз на математичари на Македонија – СММ) is the principal organization in North Macedonia responsible for representing mathematicians in the country and organizing mathematical competitions from elementary school up to university level.
It is a member of several international mathematical organizations, including the Mathematical Society of South Eastern Europe (MASSEE).
Other activities under it’s jurisdiction include publishing of problem books, organizing summer, winter schools and scientific conferences, as well as publishing Matematichki Bilten, the oldest Macedonian mathematical journal.
The Society of Mathematicians of Serbia
The Society of Mathematicians of Serbia (DMS) has been the umbrella association of
mathematicians and computer scientists in Serbia for 75 years. Headquartered in
Belgrade, with more than 20 branches throughout Serbia, DMS strives to make a full
contribution to the improvement of the social environment, the level of education of the
nation and the quality of life in general through numerous activities.
Every year, the Society organizes over 20 competitions for young mathematicians and
programmers, starting from the school level to the Serbian Olympiads as a ticket to the
international Olympiads of knowledge. The Society of Mathematicians of Serbia is a
member of the following international organizations: International Commision on
Mathematical Instruction (ICMI), International Mathematical Union (IMU), American
Mathematical Society (AMS), Mathematical Society of South Eastern Europe (MASEE)
and European Mathematical Society (EMS). In addition, the Association of
Mathematicians of Serbia organizes summer and winter schools and seminars for
students and teachers, and engages in publishing activities. About a hundred books for
young mathematicians and teachers have been published so far. The following issues
are published: Matematicki list (journal for primary school students), Tangenta (journal
for secondary school students), Teaching Mathematics (journal intended for teachers
and professors of primary and secondary schools, as well as higher schools and
universities), The Teaching of Mathematics (Research journal in the field of teaching
mathematics and computer science), Mathematički vesnik (Science journal).
Croatian Mathematical Society
The Croatian Mathematical Society (Hrvatsko matematičko društvo, HMD) is a professional association of mathematicians in Croatia whose goal is to improve and promote mathematical science, teaching mathematics at all levels, applications of mathematics in other disciplines and improving the position of mathematics and mathematicians in society in general. It was constituted in 1990, but its
history in predecessors is much longer. The teaching section of HMD participates in organization and implementation of competitions in mathematics in Croatia, from school to national level, as well as in tutoring activities for the IMO, MEMO, JBMO, EGMO and other (smaller) international competitions. It also supervises implementation of popular competitions in mathematics such as Kangourou sans
Frontières (with more than 50,000 participants every year) and Mathematics A-lympiad. It is also largely involved in activities for students and teachers (within their professional development) aiming to improve mathematics teaching, and therefore takes active part in different (European) projects and organizes workshops, professional lectures, conferences, seminars and popularization activities. One
of the most famous popularization activities for students is the annual Mathematics Evening (Večer matematike) organized in December as a collection of mathematical talks, lectures, workshops and other various events, with an increasing number of participants, climbing to 100,000. The Croatian Mathematical Society also engaged several research and professional mathematics journals: Matka, math.e, Poučak and Glasnik matematički.
UM u BiH
Udruženje za očuvanje multikulturalnosti u Bosni i Hercegovini-UM u BiH
(The Association for the Preservation of Multiculturalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina-UM u BiH)
UM has been giving young people a platform for the realization of their projects since 2014.
The association was founded with the aim of working together with young people from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina to create new opportunities for education, employment, preserving diversity and creating a more favorable environment for the sustainability of multiculturalism and the stay of young people in BiH. The word UM means mind in Bosnian so even the organization’s acronym testifies to its determination to especially support projects related to education.
Some of the main goals of the organization according to its statute are to promote the importance of research and creation, work on the development of research practice and culture in the field of the public and civil sector, and the protection and improvement of the environment, and the development of ecological awareness. The organization has experience in organizing media campaigns, scientific and professional lectures, round tables, seminars, courses and presentations for the purpose of achieving the same goals.
The Bosnian organizers of the Balkan MBL are members of the organization. Their leaders are MBL alumni who stood out at the camp not only with their mathematical abilities but also with their enthusiasm for organizing things that improve the system of informal education.