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The Youth Platform of the European Talent Support Network has elected its first Council for the years of 2016 to 2018. Members of the Council are: Marco Agozzino (Italy), Armin Fabian (Romania), Liliana Gerse (Austria), Lukas Kyzlik (Czech Republic) and Elle Loughran (Ireland). ECHA wishes all of them a very successful organization of the cooperation of gifted and talented young people in Europe.

It is our pleasure to announce that the ECHA General Committee selected Dubrovnik, Croatia as the venue of the 1st Thematic ECHA Conference. The conference topic is "Creativity Research & Innovation in Gifted Education: Social, Individual, and Educational Perspective". The conference will take place between 16 and 18 October 2019 in the Hotel Dubrovnik Palace. The English language conference will be organized by the Faculty of Education of the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osiek in Croatia, and will feature 3 excellent keynote speakers, a Youth Summit, plenty of discussion time in parallel and poster sessions, and a lucrative social program. Abstract submission will be opened on 1st September 2017 and will be closed on 30th April 2018. More info can be received from Zeljko Racki at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 12:57

Second Meeting of the European Talent Centres

On the 28th of October 2016 the representatives of the European and Associated European Talent Centres met for the second time. The meeting was held in Budapest organised by the European Talent Centre – Budapest. Out of the 19 Talent Centres 16 were represented at the meeting where the Hungarian Minister of State for Family, Youth and International Affairs, Katalin Novák was also present during the celebration of the newly qualified 5 centres. The Academy for Talented Youth from Denmark, the South German Talent Centre from Germany, the Centre for Talented Youth Greece at Anatolia College from Greece and the Tribal Mensa Centre from India got their certificates for being qualified as a European Talent Centre from from Lianne Hoogeveen, the Chair of the Qualification Committee, from Peter Csermely, the President of ECHA and from Katalin Novák, the Minister of State. Unfortunately, the new Peruvian Associated Talent Centre, the Future Minds, was not able to participate at the ceremony.

Thus the number of European Talent Centres increased to 19 (including the two Associated European Talent Centres) during the past two years. The Network has now close to 300 participating organizations from 39 countries all over the world. Due to this rapid expansion it became necessary to elect a Network Council in order to represent and coordinate the affairs of the Network the most effective way. The Network Council election process took place between 15 September and 24 October and had two phases:  the nomination phase and the voting process. During the meeting Lianne Hoogeveen, the Caretaker of the election summarized the results of the voting process: 62% of total possible votes from 27 countries were received; 79% of Talent Centres voted. All the five Network Council nominees were elected with 76% of votes or more.

After the Celebration part of the meeting the Talent Centre representatives discussed and decided on several issues in connection with the future development of the European Talent Support Network. After the meeting of the representatives the newly elected Network Council also held its first meetings on the 28th and on the 29th of October with the participation of Armin Fabian, as the representative of its Youth Platform. We all wish the Network a very successful cooperation! Details and calls of joint projects will be published on this web-site in the coming weeks and months. The Network is open for new participants, the registration of Talent Points will be re-opened in February and the 3rd round of Talent Centre applications will be opened in March.

The European Talent Support Network has now close to 300 cooperating organizations from 39 countries total representing Europe and many other continents. After the nomination of the members of the Network Council by the representatives of 19 European Talent Centres, the Talent Centres and Talent Points voted for the Council. Lianne Hoogeveen was asked to be the Caretaker of the vote. 62% of all possible votes were received (including 79% of Talent Centre votes). Antonios Apostolou, Csilla Fuszek (coordinator), Mojca Jurisevic, Colm O'Reilly and Albert Ziegler were elected as members of the first Network Council by 76% of the votes or more. Their mandate is until 31 December 2018. Armin Fabian, the representative of the Youth Platform of the European Talent Support Network is an invited member of the Council meetings. They will help the cooperation of the European Talent Support Network including the initiation of several joint actions. See the CV-s of Council members here.

The European Talent Support Network has now close to 300 cooperating organizations from 39 countries total representing Europe and many other continents. After the nomination of the members of the Network Council by the representatives of 19 European Talent Centres, the Talent Centres and Talent Points voted for the Council. Lianne Hoogeveen was asked to be the Caretaker of the vote. 62% of all possible votes were received (including 79% of Talent Centre votes). Antonios Apostolou, Csilla Fuszek (coordinator), Mojca Jurisevic, Colm O'Reilly and Albert Ziegler were elected as members of the first Network Council by 76% of the votes or more. Their mandate is until 31 December 2018. Armin Fabian, the representative of the Youth Platform of the European Talent Support Network is an invited member of the Council meetings. They will help the cooperation of the European Talent Support Network including the initiation of several joint actions. See the CV-s of Council members here.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 16:30

Lianne Hoogeeven (secretary 2012-2016)

Lianne Hoogeveen is developmental psychologist and founder of the Center for the Study of Giftedness (CBO) of the Radboud University Nijmegen (which became one of the first 14 European Talent Centres), the Netherlands, and a board member of the ‘Internationales Centrum für Begabungsforschung (ICBF) (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany).

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 13:20

Qualification Committee

Qualification Committee

Chairwoman

Lianne HoogeveenLianne Hoogeveen
Centre for the Study of Giftedness (CBO)
Radboud University Nijmegen
P.O.Box 6909
6503 GK Nijmegen
The Netherlands


Secretary

Hungary Csilla FuszekCsilla Fuszek
Association of Hungarian Talent Support Organizations
Mérnök str. 39
H-1119 Budapest, Hungary


Members

Christian FischerChristian Fischer
International Centre for the Study of Giftedness ICBF
Universität Münster
Georgskommende 33,
48143 Münster, Germany


BNarkevicieneBrone Narkeviciene
Kaunas University of Technology
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
K. Donelaičio g. 73,
LT-44249 Kaunas, Lithuania


colmColm O'Reilly
Centre for Talented Youth
Dublin City University
Dublin 9
Ireland


ugur sakUgur Sak
Anadolu University
Faculty of Education
Department of Special Education
26470 Eskisehir, Turkey


Margaret SutherlandMargaret Sutherland
University of Glasgow
School of Education
St. Andrew's Building,
11 Eldon Street,
Glasgow G3 6NH
Scotland

Tuesday, 15 March 2016 21:36

Education Board

Education Board

Chairman

Christian FischerChristian Fischer
International Centre for the Study of Giftedness ICBF
Universität Münster
Georgskommende 33,
48143 Münster, Germany


Members

Lianne HoogeveenLianne Hoogeveen
Centre for the Study of Giftedness (CBO)
Radboud University Nijmegen
P.O.Box 6909
6503 GK Nijmegen
The Netherlands


ulrike kempterUlrike Kempter
Vereins Stiftung Talente OÖ
ÖZBF Salzburg
Austria


Vicotr Muller OppligerVictor Müller-Oppliger
Pädagogische Hochschule der Nordwestschweiz
Swiss Centre for Gifted Education
Benzburweg 30
Liestal, Switzerland


peter szarka szilvia kepSzilvia Péter-Szarka
University of Debrecen
Institute of Psychology
Egyetem square 1
H-4032 Debrecen, Hungary

Thursday, 06 August 2015 00:00

National Correspondent - Croatia

zeljko rackiŽeljko Rački, Ph.D., Dipl. Psych
ECHA Specialist in Gifted Education
University of J.J. Strossmayer in Osijek
Faculty of Education
Cara Hadrijana 10, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
Office Tel.: +385-31-321-735
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Mr. Željko Rački, Ph.D., ECHA Specialist in Gifted Education, is a licensed educational psychologist by the Croatian Psychological Chamber with fifteen years of work experience in the educational system, including primary schools and institutions of higher education. His fields of research interests include educational psychology, the psychology of creativity, and psychology of giftedness. He is employed at the Faculty of Education in Osijek, Croatia (Europe). As a psychologist, an educator, and a mentor, he is a member of the Croatian Psychological Chamber, the Croatian Psychological Society, and the European Council for High Ability (ECHA).

It is our great pleasure to welcome Ulrike Kempter as a new member of the ECHA General Committee!