The International Visegrad Fund is an inter­na­tional orga­ni­zation based in Bratislava founded by the gov­ern­ments of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries—the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Poland, and the Slovak Republic. The pur­pose of the fund is to facil­i­tate and pro­mote the devel­op­ment of closer coop­er­a­tion among cit­i­zens and insti­tu­tions in the region as well as between the V4 region and other coun­tries, espe­cially in the Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership regions. The fund operates several grant programs, and also awards individual scholarships, fellowships and artist residencies. Grant sup­port is given to original projects namely in the areas of cul­ture, sci­ence and research, youth exchanges, cross-border cooperation and tourism pro­mo­tion, as well as in other priority areas defined in calls for proposals published on the fund’s website.

Visit their site at visegradfund.org

Charles University was founded in 1348, making it one of the oldest universities in the world. Yet it is also renowned as a modern, dynamic, cosmopolitan and prestigious institution of higher education. It is the largest and most renowned Czech university, and is also the best-rated Czech university according to international rankings. There are currently 17 faculties at the University (14 in Prague, 2 in Hradec Králové and 1 in Plzeň), plus 3 institutes, 6 other centres of teaching, research, development and other creative activities, a centre providing information services, 5 facilities serving the whole University, and the Rectorate - which is the executive management body for the whole University.

Visit their site at www.mff.cuni.cz

Polish Children’s Fund's mission is to support exceptionally gifted children and teenagers from all of Poland in order to enable them to fully develop their talents and scientific as well as artistic passions. The innovative, original aid programme conducted by the Fund for the last 33 years aims to support young people who cannot find opportunities to fully develop their potential in their local environment (both home and school). In helping them, they strive not only to create suitable conditions for broadening knowledge and enriching abilities, but also to strengthen their motivation and to build in the conviction that their own development can and should serve the society at large.

Visit their site at fundusz.org

The Joy of Thinking Foundation supports gifted Hungarian students in fully developing their talents, reaching their goals in life, and becoming useful members of society. It attains this goals via furthering students’ abilities in math camps, math circles, one-to-one sessions and small group activities. Among the biggest initiatives of the Foundation are: the weekend math camps (started by Lajos Pósa in 1988) and Math is Fun! Camps (abbreviated MaMuT in Hungarian) which started in 2004.

Visit their site at agondolkodasorome.hu

Trojsten is a civic association that organizes mathematics, physics and informatics events in Slovakia for elementary and secondary school students. It has supported scientifically gifted youth since 1985, which makes it one of the most experienced organisations of Slovakia in this field. One of its initiatives called KMS (Correspondent Mathematical Seminar) was highly successful among Czech and Slovak students. Moreover, it organises a well established international mathematical competition Náboj in Slovakia, the International Programming Competition ICPS and co-organises the International Mathematical Seminar iKS. Its involvement, popularity among youth and experience are big assets to the process of building international cooperation.

Visit their site at www.trojsten.sk

Akademeia High School is a new international, academically-selective school in Warsaw, offering A-levels and GCSEs. Our school focuses on developing both students’ academic abilities and their artistic, athletic and leadership potential. The majority of our students are preparing to study at Oxbridge, Russell group, and Ivy League universities as well as acclaimed architecture, art and music schools. The school offers a substantial scholarship program with about 20% of students being scholars. We are both informed by tradition, as many teachers have experience of studying and teaching in the UK, and inspired by new developments in education, e.g. the Harkness Table method, interdisciplinary projects, blended learning, formative assessment.

Visit their site at akademeia.edu.pl

The Polish Olympiad of Informatics is a Science Olympiad targeted to high school students, hosted annually under the patronage of the Ministry of National Education. The goal of the Polish Olympiad of Informatics is to allow students gifted in computer science to develop their talents and expand their knowledge. The participants need to show the ability to analyse algorithmic problems, specify them, come up with effective algorithms and implement them in a high-level programming language, choose the appropriate data structures, test programs, work in a programming environment. In conclusion, they need to be a real computer scientist.

Visit their site at oi.edu.pl

Maths Beyond Limits is an international mathematical camp for talented youth. It is held yearly in Milówka, Poland in the beautiful scenery of Beskidy mountains for 12 days in Septembe. MBL aims to create space for development of young maths enthusiasts through working on interesting and demanding mathematical subjects. It is designed to encourage participants to share their knowledge and passion with others as well as to enhance cooperation and integration of European mathematical societies. Moreover, our goal is to awaken youth’s curiosity and to help them make important habits of creative thinking, self-development, ambition and ability to cooperate.

Visit their site at mathsbeyondlimits.eu

Hack Kosice is the first student-oriented international hackathon in Slovakia, taking place in the city of Kosice. It is fully organised by students and it is supported by various international IT and tech companies leading in their fields. The core idea of this event is to unite young, talented and knowledge-seeking people, give them a possibility to share their skills and knowledge but most importantly to have fun and to deepen their relationship with what they love doing.

Visit their website at hackkosice.com

The ML in PL Association is a group of people who want to bring together people who are interested in machine learning and allow the students to learn from the best in the field. Their biggest project is ML in PL Conference – an event focused on the best of Machine Learning both in academia and in business. The main idea behind the conference is to build a vibrant community of people who are passionate about machine learning. The mission is to inspire machine learning enthusiasts by allowing them to meet and listen to highly regarded experts conducting research all around the world. This also enables them to develop knowledge about the newest research and trends.

Visit their website at conference.mlinpl.org

"Kvanta" is a Mathematical and IT club for 5-8 grades from Ukraine. Despite the fact that for now the attendants are almost all from Kyiv and that it is only 3 years old, the club is quite popular. In 2018/2019 there were more than 150 applications, while only 100 were accepted. There are about 25 tutors in the club, all of them are currently pupils or students. Among them there are medalists at IMO, EGMO and RMM. One of the main features of Kvanta is keeping in touch with its members via social networks, what makes the study process continuous during the whole year. And there are plenty of achievements that have been received by the those who were taught in this club.

Visit their web-site at kvanta.xyz.

AI Revolution is a company with a goal to reduce the average work hours of humans from 40h to 20h. We deliver it by a combination of the following activities:

Consulting: Implementation of AI products into internal company processes and delivering custom projects

Venture Creation: Creating affordable, scalable products & services, that drive the firms’ efficiency

Education: Spreading information and sparking the interest of business owners and directors

Visit their web-site at airev.us.

Red Band Games is a small, close-knit team that combines routine with youth. The Red Band Games founders are avid gamers since many, many years. The team has been chosen in such a way that everyone’s past is marked by a similar story. The core of the group are veterans with passion for gaming, linked on the one hand with programming,and on the other with graphic design or marketing. New blood of the team are programmers, graphic and level designers as well as scriptwriters. Everyone of us has a different personality, everyone enjoys something else. This gives us an explosive mix that fills us with passion while working on new and original projects. We approach each one of them with creativity, but also spontaneity. OUR MOTTO IS TO CREATE GAMES WE WOULD LIKE TO PLAY.

Visit their website at redbandgames.com.

Project “Beyond limits – V4 STEM camps” is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe. The project aims to organize two international, science camps for talented youth, both taking place in Milówka, Poland: a programming camp Camp IT on 1-8.09.2019 and a mathematical programme Maths Beyond Limits on 9-21.09.2019. The camps are an opportunity for youth to explore mathematics and computer science far beyond the school curriculum. The classes on challenging topics and other activities, all held in English, help the students work together in a non-competitive environment and learn the best practices from each other. Huge freedom of choice - a range of topics and difficulty levels - gives everybody opportunities to improve their skills. Students actively contribute by running their own activities and we hope that they will start to organize forms of STEM activism in their local community.