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It is our great pleasure to inform you that the European Talent Support Network became registered as an international NGO in the Netherlands. Congratulations, and great thanks to Albert Ziegler, Csilla Fuszek and all members of this excellent team to make this great step foward! Thanks to all ECHA members for their continuing support of ETSN since 2014! The two organizations are currently working out a memorandum of understanding about their cooperation, which -- as it was in the past -- will continue and develop in the future. Long live ECHA! Long live ETSN! Long live their cooperation!

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International ECHA Conferences were and remained biannual summits of European talent support in the last close to three decades. Every two years, the International ECHA conference brings together scientists and practitioners who are dedicated to the field of gifted education and talent support. On one hand, organizing an International ECHA Conference is a time-consuming and exhausting task. On the other hand, it is a rewarding, enriching and satisfying mission, which gives the possibility to you, the Organizer team, to show the world that your country and your organization stand up for the highly able people of all ages, and gives many long-term benefits. The General Committee of ECHA invites organizations involved in gifted education or help of highly able young people in Europe to submit their application to organize the 18th International ECHA Conference in September 2022. The Guidelines for an ECHA Conference can be downloaded from HERE (ECHA International Conference guidelines)

You should submit your application using the Application Form downloadable from HERE (ECHA International Conference proposal 2022) before the 15th of June 2019 by email to the Vice-President of ECHA, Prof. Albert Ziegler atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. By July 31st the ECHA General Committee will discuss the proposals, inform applicants about each others proposal, and the opinion of the General Committee about the proposals. Applicants will be able to withdraw or modify their application until September 10th. The General Committee will announce the time, organizer and venue of the 18th International ECHA Conference to the applicants and at the ECHA website by 30th September 2019. We look forward to receiving your proposal!

The deadline of abstract submission to the Dubrovnik ECHA Thematic Conference was extended until April 30th

It is our pleasure to announce that the abstract submission to the First Thematic ECHA Conference in Dubrovnik (16-18 October 2019) was extended until April 30th (24:00 CET). The website of the conference:https://echathematic2019.info.

Please access the Abstract Submission form here

https://echathematic2019.info/author-guidelines/abstract-submission

and the Registration form here: https://echathematic2019.info/

See you at this important meeting!

 

 

It is our pleasure to announce that the General Committee of ECHA decided to organize the 2nd Thematic ECHA Conference in Budapest, Hungary.

The conference will feature the key topic of " Closing the achievement gaps in gifted education" and will take place between 25 and 27 March 2021. Please mark the event in your calendar!

It is our pleasure to announce that the the abstract submission and registration became open for the First Thematic ECHA Conference in Dubrovnik (16-18 October 2019). The website of the conference:https://echathematic2019.info.

Please access the Abstract Submission form here 

https://echathematic2019.info/author-guidelines/abstract-submission

and the Registration form here: http://www.dubrovnikpr.com/echa-conference

 The abstract submission deadline is the 1st April 2019. See you in Dubrovnik!

 

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The Qualification Committee invites European or in case of Associated Centres non-European talent support organisations to submit their application to become a European or Associated European Talent Centre. [1]

 

A European Talent Centre should be an organisation, or a distinct part of a larger organisation, established for this role. European Talent Centres might organise activities in the field of high ability in a region or a country (meaning that there might be more than one European Talent Centre per European country, and applications may cover more than one country).

 

A Scoring Sheet that accompanies the application form can be downloaded from HERE. The Qualification Committee will evaluate your application by aggregating the scores as a whole. Applications will not be judged against each criteria separately. Successful proven past activity and potential future engagements in the field would be of key importance in this process. [2]    

 

Existing European Talent Centres will be re-evaluated every other year (i.e. in 2020, 2022 etc.) by the Qualification Committee of ECHA to ensure that they still fulfil the criteria. If the criteria are no longer fulfilled, the title of European Talent Centre may be suspended or withdrawn by the Committee.

 

Please complete the on-line Application Form by 30 November 2018. The Application Form will be sent to the Secretary of the Qualification Committee, Csilla Fuszek. Please email any queries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Notes

 

[1] The 2014 General Assembly of ECHA agreed that ECHA will support, regulate and guide the formation of a European Talent Support Network. European Talent Centres will form the hubs of this Network, while European Talent Points will be its nodes.

Aims and details of the European Talent Support Network can be found in the document downloadable from: https://echa.info/images/documents/high-ability/European-Talent-Support-Network-ECHA-General-Assembly.pdf

[2]  You can find more information on the results of the first round (2015) and the second round (2016).

International ECHA Conferences have been the biannual summits of European talent support in the last three decades. The 2016 General Assembly of ECHA modified the Standing Orders of ECHA allowing the organization, of a (much) smaller, thematically well-focused, research oriented ECHA Thematic Conference in between the two biannual International ECHA Conferences.

The 1st Thematic ECHA Conference will be organized in Dubrovnik (Croatia), between 16-18 October 2019 on Creativity Research & Innovation in Gifted Education: Social, Individual and Educational Perspective. The General Committee of ECHA invites organizations involved in gifted education or help of highly able young people in Europe to submit their application to organize the 2nd Thematic ECHA Conference in 2021. The Guidelines for a Thematic ECHA Conference can be downloaded from HERE. You should submit your application using the Application Form downloadable from HERE before 15th of November 2018. Please send the proposal by e-mail to the vice-president of ECHA, Prof. Albert Ziegler to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 15th November 2018.

By December 31st the ECHA General Committee will discuss the proposal, inform applicants about each others proposal, and the opinion of the General Committee about the proposals. Applicants will be able to withdraw or modify their application until January 31st. The General Committee will announce the organizer, time and venue of the 2nd Thematic ECHA Conference by 1st of March 2019 at the ECHA web-site.

We look forward to receiving your proposal!

As we informed you in 2016 the ECHA Education Board (Christian Fischer chair, Lianne Hogeveen, Ulrike Kempter, Victor Müller-Oppliger and Szilvia Péter-Szarka, members) has completed a meticulous work assembling the general guidelines of ECHA Training.

The final form of ECHA Training Guidelines were accepted by the ECHA General Committee and can be downloaded from here. Applications for ECHA qualification of trainings issuing ECHA Certificate of Advanced Studies in Gifted Education (CAS); ECHA Diploma of Advanced Studies in Gifted Education (DAS) or ECHA Master of Advanced Studies in Gifted Education (MAS) can be submitted using the Application Form downloadable from here sending the filled form to the email address of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as described in the Guidelines in details. The application process is continuous. However, diplomas issued at trainings starting after 1st September 2019 may use the trademarked name and logo of ECHA only, if the training was qualified by the ECHA Education Board before.

All qualified ECHA Trainings will be listed on this web-page as the qualification process proceeds. Those, whose university is interested in qualifying a currently running ECHA Training, plan to start a new one, or have any other questions should write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The General Committee expresses its thanks to the Education Board for the completion of this important document.

Dear ECHA Members! As a small present for the Holiday Season we have installed a PayPal payment option of ECHA membership. You may initiate your ECHA membership here: echa.info/membership. After the completion of your data you will be offered a PayPal payment besides the former credit card, or electronic bank transfer options. Please note that your ECHA membership of 60 EUR is now worth of 70 EUR discount from the registration fee of the 2018 ECHA Conference (http://echa2018.info/). Please register here: https://confpartners.eventsair.com/echa-2018/registrations/Site/Register to this great event of top gifted education science and talent support network cooperation!

Become a member of the ECHA community! Please click HERE  to start your application to become an ECHA member (where your membership fee can be paid by credit card through a secure connection), or go to the Members Area page, where you may see members' benefits.

For membership issues and general information please contact the ECHA Secretariat by clicking HERE .

ECHA News appears twice a year giving in-depth interviews, description of best practices, introduction of ECHA members and highly able young people. For more information click HERE .

ECHA members receive ECHA News free as a pdf file to their email address. Back issues can be accessed in this web-site for ECHA members.

ECHA has a growing Facebook community. To join ECHA's Facebook group, please click HERE .

To access the European Talent Support Network (ETSN) homepage, please click HERE.

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