The Chamber of Economy of Macedonia coordinates trade and commerce with the world. The Macedonian Academy of Science, founded in 1967, coordinates and finances scientific research conducted in Macedonia. The country has 26 learned societies and 13 natural and social scientific institutions. There are youth organizations affiliated with major political parties. There is also an active scouting association. National women's organizations include Journalism About Women's and Children's Rights and Environment in Macedonia and the Union of Women's Organizations of the Republic of Macedonia. The Red Cross is active in the country.