News on High Ability
We receive more and more questions on the European Talent Support Network. To help the preparation of talent support organizations to become a part of this network, we collected frequently asked questions and asked Peter Csermely, the president of ECHA to answer them. You may find the questions and answers at: http://www.echa.info/high-
- What are the major values of the European Talent Support Network and what are the benefits of joining this Network?
- How can European Talent Centre or European Talent Point be defined?
- Are there any already existing European Talent Centres or European Talent Points?
- What is the proper size of a European Talent Centre or Point?
- What is the suggested number of employees of a European Talent centre?
- Who can apply to be an accredited European Talent Centre or European Talent Point?
- Why is it possible to accept applications from organizations of different types?
- Can a national organizational team of the international Olympics of e.g. mathematics be a European Talent Point?
- How should a future European Talent Centre organize the accreditation of future European Talent Points?
- Does a European Talent Centre or a European Talent Point need to be a corporate member of ECHA to join the European Talent Support Network?
- Can a for profit organisation apply to be a European Talent Centre?
- What are the first steps in the accreditation process?
- How will the content of the Applications be validated?
- What happens to the Talent Centre that fails the accreditation process?
- In what way will the whole network building process be regulated?
- How the European Talent Support Network will share knowledge, resources, etc.?
- Why does the current regulation allow more than one European Talent Centre per country?
- Will the network ever be fully expanded?
- What is the role of ECHA in the formation of the European Talent Support Network?
- From where the European Talent Centres and Points will get monetary support?
- How hierarchical will be the European Talent Support network?
On the 17th October the ECHA Accreditation Committee (http://echa.info/101-formation-of-a-european-talent-support-network-adopted-by-the-general-assembly-of-echa) had its second meeting during the Understanding Gifted Children conference (http://www.dcu.ie/news/2014/oct/s1014l.shtml) organised by CTY Ireland (http://www.giftedkids.ie/ctyi.html) in Dublin.
The 2014 General Assembly of ECHA agreed that ECHA supports, regulates and guides the formation of a European Talent Support Network.
Dear ECHA Members! It is our great pleasure to introduce our new ECHA homepage to you. It is especially helpful that our new website became ready before our next Conference in Ljubljana. (You can send the registration to this exciting meeting under the Registration tab.) The aim is to make the website more interactive and useful for ECHA members and professionals on the field of gifted education. Thank You for all your suggestions and assistance in the future! ECHA Community is thankful for the team making this new web-site possible: Martin Reckmann, webmaster, Balázs Hornyák, web-site editor and Dániel Tüzes, web-site content-manager.