Society for Science Advocacy “Science and the World” was founded in 2017 and is an independent, non-governmental, non-partisan, non-religious and non-profit association that advocates for the development of science and education, promotion of science and scientific literacy, media and information literacy, affirmation of human rights and civil society. The association “Science and the World” promotes natural (basic, applied and developmental sciences), but also social sciences through scientific communication and scientific journalism, works on the development of scientific journalism in BiH and the region through the website Science Speaks and related channels of social networks and podcasts, and promotes extracurricular education of youth and adults. The association also works to combat disinformation related to science and deals with the relationship between science, democracy, politics and society.

The very name of the website “Science Speaks” was created as a product of collaboration with UG “Why not?/Raskrinkavanje when we developed the hashtag #NaukaGovori for the purposes of public information about COVID-19 and vaccines.

Mission

The Society for the Promotion of Natural Sciences “Science and the World” was founded in 2017 and is an independent, non-governmental, non-partisan, non-religious and non-profit association that supports the development of science and education, the promotion of science and science literacy, and the affirmation of human rights and civil society.
The name of the association is a tribute to BiH academician prof. Ljubomir Berberović, Ph.D., whose one of his books is titled “Science and the World”. Until his death, Academician Berberović was an honorary member of the Association “Science and the World” and his public activity is a model for the Association.
The mission of the Association “Science and the World” is to bring closer and popularize science, processes in science, scientific achievements and education for a better, healthier and knowledge-protected world through open, clear and understandable communication. “Science and the World” is a civil society organization dedicated to the development of scientific journalism and scientific communication. The organization’s activities include: improving scienceliteracy, combating misinformation, popularizing science via this website and via social media.

The association deals with issues of history of science philosophy of science and the relationship between science, society, politics and democracy.

You can follow us on these social media platforms:  Facebook Nauka Govori, Facebook VakcineBa, Instagram, Youtube, Tiktok.

The “Science and the World” is registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Ministry of Justice of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a legal entity. However, the region of activity of the Association “Science and the World” is wider and covers the same language area of the countries created by the breakup of Yugoslavia-BiH, Montenegro, Croatia and Serbia, as well as the diaspora of these countries. The association is open to cooperation with other legal entities and individuals with similar goals.

Projects

2015. “Quantum of Science” blog – the beginning of the Science Speaks Project and the “Science and the World” Association
In 2017, popular science lectures in BiH schools and a series of animated videos “Small Animated School of Chemistry and Physics”
2018 “German scientists who changed the world” (donor Goethe Institute BiH)
2018. French scientists who changed the world” (donor Embassy of France in Bosnia and Herzegovina)
2018, organization of the “CERN in Sarajevo” exhibition (donors and coordinators: CERN, Embassy of France in Bosnia and Herzegovina, UNESCO, “Science and the World”).
2018 website Vakcine.ba – informative blog about vaccines, UNICEF/USAID donor, discontinuous, semi-volunteer project
2019 “Austrian scientists (donor Austrian Cultural Forum)
2019. German scientists who changed the world 2” – animated videos about German scientists, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in BiH
2019. “Science – the common language of the planet” – within the Dialogue for the future project UNESCO/UNICEF/UNDP BiH
-2019-2020 “American scientists”, Cultural grant of the US Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina
2021 “Science, politics and democracy” – a project of articles that explore the connection between science, politics and democracy, supported by FOD BiH and the European Endowment for Democracy
2022 Scientific podcast “Science Speaks” in cooperation with the German Embassy Sarajevo, 2022
2023. Science speaks website: a project whose donor is the European Endowment for democracy
2023: Explanatory scientific journalism, donor Internews.

This website was founded with the grant of European Endowment for Democracy in 2023.