It is our pleasure to inform you that ECHA's Facebook was growing quite rapidly in the last months and now has more than 300 members. If you are interested in everyday news and posts in gifted education, talent support and ECHA activities, and you are on Facebook, please join here: Group membership is not restricted to ECHA members. In case you are not on Facebook, you will have a chance soon to enjoy personalized access to this web-page, which we will set up by the fall. Stay tuned! :)

ECHA received close to thirty applications for being a European Talent Centre from 18 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey), as well as even from Brasil. Thank you all, who had applied! Those, who missed this occasion, will have a chance to join the first Centres in early 2016. The Accrediation Committee will have its next session in mid-April, when they first oversee the applications, and will start their evaluation process. We will keep you updated on the progress.

There is an unexpectedly large interest from a wide range of European countries to apply for a European Talent Centre. As we informed you on this web-site earlier, the Accreditation Committee of ECHA announced a call to apply to be a European Talent Centre in February. The full text of the call can be read HERE.Due to the large interest the deadline of the Application was extended by 7th April. Note that there will be no further extension of this deadline.

This call is now closed.

Application data will be automatically transferred from the on-line form to the Secretary of the Accreditation Committee, Csilla Fuszek. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here. If you have any further questions, please send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. email address. We wish you a successful cooperation to find and help the highly able young people in Europe!

ECHA Conferences were and remained biannual summits of European talent support in the last close to three decades. Every two years, the ECHA conference brings together scientists and practioners who are dedicated to the field of gifted and talented education. Organizing an ECHA conference is time-consuming, exhausting, frustrating, causing sleepless nights. On the other hand, it is rewarding, enriching, satisfying, and giving the possibility to show the world that your country and your organization stand up for the highly able people of all ages. 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 2018 ECHA Conference. The Guidelines for an ECHA Conference can be downloaded from HERE. You should submit your application using the Application Form downloadable from HERE before the 30th of September 2015. You can send the proposal by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In December 2015, the ECHA General Committee will decide, where the next ECHA conference will take place. We will announce the site and time at the ECHA web-site. We look forward to receiving your proposal!

According to the decision of the General Assembly of ECHA the constitution of the Society, the Articles have been "modernized" after their latest version from 1994 (!) installing the Vice-President's office and mandating that "No more than one Committee member may have residence in the same European country." the Articles have been incorporated by the Dutch law, where ECHA is registered. You may download and read the current Articles HERE. Many thanks for Lianne Hoogeven to help with this matter!

It is our pleasure to inform you that videos of the keynote and invited presentations of the 2014 ECHA Conference became available on the web site of the Conference for Conference participants. To reach them first you have to log in to the site here: If you forgot you password, use this link After log-in for the presentations go to this site: or to this one: and press "video".

We all look forward to see you at the next ECHA Conference in Wien ( between March 2-5 2016. Submit your pre-registration NOW to this email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..