The Centre for Research and Promotion of Giftedness (hereinafter: CRSN) at the Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana, which was established in 2010, integrates knowledge, experience and ideas of researchers and practitioners in the field of giftedness, and pursues a variety of research and development, training and consultancy activities. In the first five years of its operation, the CRSN, which strives for the promotion of giftedness by fostering the quality life of the gifted and talented, became a recognized institution in the field of talent research and of addressing the gifted population in the domestic and the international arena. In July 2015 the CRSN received an important European accreditation, thus becoming one of the centres of the European Talent Support Network - EUROPEAN TALENT CENTRE SLOVENIA, which ranked the CRSN and the Faculty of Education of the University of Ljubljana among the internationally recognized promoters of the advocacy of the gifted population.

The basic purpose of networking within the European Talent Support Network is cooperation and promotion of talented European citizens for the common good in various areas of social engagement, collaboration between the accredited centres (European Talent Centres), and integration of new institutions or Talent Points (European Talent Points) through individual centres.

On the basis of the calls for collaboration by the accredited European Talent Centres the interested institutions submitted their applications for registration as a European Talent Point up to 31 January 2016. The applications received by the CRSN were examined and assessed according to the following tender criteria: the description of the vision and of the plan for work with the gifted; prior experience of the institution in work with the gifted, and experience in collaboration with other institutions in work with the gifted.
The European Talent Points Selection Committee of the CRSN at the Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana, composed of: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mojca Juriševič (member), Full Prof. Dr. Mojca Čepič (member); Assist. Prof. Dr. Maja Umek (member) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vesna Ferk Savec (Chair), established that 28 applicants were fulfilling the tendering criteria, and were proposed for approval.
On the basis of the Committee proposal in March 2016 the CRSN approved the proposed 28 institutions, of which 17 institutions were from Slovenia, 8 institutions from Croatia, and one institution from Serbia, Macedonia and Kosovo. These institutions are as follows:
· ATOMI – Instituti Ndërkombëtar për Inteligjencë të Jashtëzakonshme (Kosovo)
· Centar za poticanje darovitosti (Croatia)
· Centar za poticanje darovitosti djeteta Bistrić (Croatia)
· Center za psihodiagnostična sredstva (Croatia)
· Dječji vrtić »Cvit Mediterana« Split (Croatia)
· Društvo za opazovanje in proučevanje ptic Slovenije (DOPPS) (Slovenia)
· e-Hiša, novogoriška hiša poskusov, Nova Gorica (Slovenia)
· Fakultet za odgojne i obrazovne znanosti, Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku (Croatia)
· Gimnazija Bežigrad (Slovenia)
· Gimnazija Brežice (Slovenia)
· Gimnazija Jurija Vege Idrija (Slovenia)
· Majsai Úti Áltlános Iskola (Serbia)
· Makedonska asocijacija za nadareni i talentirani (Macedonia)
· Osnovna šola Antona Ukmarja, Koper (Slovenia)
· Osnovna šola Črenšovci (Slovenia)
· Svetovalni center za otroke, mladostnike in starše v Kopru (Slovenia)
· Udruga »Vjetar u leđa«, Zagreb (Croatia)
· Udruga Klikeraj, Osijek (Croatia)
· UMMI, Zavod za izobraževanje Koper (Slovenij)
· Univerza na Primorskem, Pedagoška fakulteta (Slovenia)
· Univerza v Ljubljani, Akademija za glasbo (Slovenia)
· Univerza v Novi Gorici (Slovenia)
· Ustanovna Slovenska znanstvena fundacija (Slovenia)
· Vrtec Morje Lucija (Slovenia)
· Vrtec Rogaška Slatina (Slovenia)
· XV. gimnazija Zagreb (Croatia)
· Znanstveno edukacijski centar Višnjan (Croatia)
· Zveza za tehnično kulturo Slovenije (Slovenia)

The ceremony for appointing the European Talent Points by the CRSN, which was attended also by the guest of honour Csilla Fuszek, Director of the European Talent Centre Budapest and a member of ETSN executive committee, Prof. Dr. Goran Turk, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ljubljana, and by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Janez Krek, Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana, took place on 20 April 2016 in the premises of the University of Ljubljana.

Mojca Jurisevic, director of CRSN

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