20 May 2019 – Croatian student Viktor Mršić has won a Gold medal at the XXVII International Philosophy Olympiad which was held in Rome this weekend.
Mršić is a student at the Lucijan Vranjanin Gymnasium in Zagreb under mentor Ivana Bogović. Along with Mršić, Croatia was also represented at the Olympiad in Rome by Tara Jović (Classical Gymnasium, Zagreb). Bruno Ćurko from the Philosophy University in Split led the Croatian team in Rome.
50 countries took part in this year’s International Philosophy Olympiad in Rome which is a philosophy competition for high school students organised under the auspices of the FISP (Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Philosophie) and supported by UNESCO.
The topic this year was cultural heritage and citizenship.
Croatia has taken part at the International Philosophy Olympiad since 2007. In 12 years Croatia has now won 10 medals. Croatia’s only other Gold was won by Ksenija Korotenko in Russia, Udruga Mala filozofija said.
The aim of the Olympiad among other things is to promote philosophical education at the secondary school level and increase the interest of high school pupils in philosophy.