News on High Ability
The Youth Platform of the European Talent Support Network (in the followings: Network) was established after the first European Youth Summit which was organized in the frame of the 15th International ECHA Conference in Vienna in March 2016. The Youth Platform aims to allow a more continuous cooperation of talented young people
- to discuss the development of gifted education in the countries of the Network from the youth perspective;
- to organize further European Youth Summits;
- to organize webinars, and other web-based seminars or interactive discussions;
- to create a more dynamic collaboration between talented young people of the Network supporting joint projects of talented young people.
In July 2016 the Youth Platform elected its interim representative and deputy representative, Armin Fabian and Lukas Kyzlik, respectively (short CV). The Youth Platform has a Facebook Group (open for members only) and will establish other forums of communication soon.
It is our pleasure to inform you that the ECHA Qualification Committee completed the evaluation of the 2016 European Talent Centre applications. The Committee received 12 high quality applications from 11 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 original call available HERE.
Three European organisations were qualified as European Talent Centres and two centres were qualified as Associated European Talent Centres. Two European Talent Centre applicants were requested to give additional information about their activities in order to be accepted by the Committee.
New European Talent Centres:
Denmark: Academy for Talented Youth
Germany: South German Talent Centre
Greece: Centre for Talented Youth Greece at Anatolia College
Congratulation to all!
Please note that the application process for becoming a European Talent Point, or Associate European Talent Point is still open. The call can be seen HERE; applications can be submitted until the 30th September 2016.
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.