The objectives of the International Philosophy Olympiad (IPO) are:

– to promote philosophical education at the secondary school level and increase the interest of high school pupils in philosophy;

– to encourage the development of national, regional, and local contests in philosophy among pre-university students worldwide;

– to contribute to the development of critical, inquisitive and creative thinking;

– to promote philosophical reflection on science, art, and social life;

– to cultivate the capacity for ethical reflection on the problems of the modern world; and,

– by encouraging intellectual exchanges and securing opportunities for personal contacts between young people from different countries, to promote the culture of peace.

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