News on High Ability
It is our pleasure to inform you that the ECHA Accreditation Committee completed its work and accredited the first European Talent Centres. The Committee received 28 high quality applications from 19 countries. Successful applications needed a score higher than the threshold of 70% of the maximum score. Scores were defined as shown in the scoring sheet published at the time of the call.
In the current first round the following 14 applicants from 13 countries have been accredited as European Talent Centres:
- 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?
The 2014 General Assembly of ECHA agreed that ECHA supports, regulates and guides the formation of a European Talent Support Network.
The 2014 General Assembly of ECHA agreed that ECHA supports, regulates and guides the formation of a European Talent Support Network. A 'European Talent Support Activity Map' listing several organizations and individuals active in supporting talent young people can be found HERE. Aims and details of the European Talent Support Network can be found in the document downloadable from HERE. European Talent Centres will form the hubs of this Network, while European Talent Points will be its nodes. European Talent Points will be accredited by European Talent Centres during 2015. The General Assembly elected an Accreditation Committee to accredit European Talent Centres. The first call for the accreditation of European Talent Centres is expected by the end of 2014, and will be published on this web-site. The first European Talent Points will be accredited by European Talent Centres during 2015.