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!

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