It is our great pleasure to inform you that the European Talent Support Network became registered as an international NGO in the Netherlands. Congratulations, and great thanks to Albert Ziegler, Csilla Fuszek and all members of this excellent team to make this great step foward! Thanks to all ECHA members for their continuing support of ETSN since 2014! The two organizations are currently working out a memorandum of understanding about their cooperation, which -- as it was in the past -- will continue and develop in the future. Long live ECHA! Long live ETSN! Long live their cooperation!
International ECHA Conferences were and remained biannual summits of European talent support in the last close to three decades. Every two years, the International ECHA conference brings together scientists and practitioners who are dedicated to the field of gifted education and talent support. On one hand, organizing an International ECHA Conference is a time-consuming and exhausting task. On the other hand, it is a rewarding, enriching and satisfying mission, which gives the possibility to you, the Organizer team, to show the world that your country and your organization stand up for the highly able people of all ages, and gives many long-term benefits. 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 18th International ECHA Conference in September 2022. The Guidelines for an ECHA Conference can be downloaded from HERE (ECHA International Conference guidelines).
The deadline of abstract submission to the Dubrovnik ECHA Thematic Conference was extended until April 30th
It is our pleasure to announce that the
Please access the Abstract Submission form here
and the Registration form here: https://echathematic2019.info/
See you at this important meeting!
It is our pleasure to announce that the General Committee of ECHA decided to organize the 2nd Thematic ECHA Conference in Budapest, Hungary.
The conference will feature the key topic of " Closing the achievement gaps in gifted education" and will take place between 25 and 27 March 2021. Please mark the event in your calendar!
It is our pleasure to announce that the the abstract submission and registration became open for the First Thematic ECHA Conference in Dubrovnik (16-18 October 2019). The website of the conference:https://echathematic2019.info.
Please access the Abstract Submission form here
and the Registration form here: http://www.dubrovnikpr.com/
The abstract submission deadline is the 1st April 2019. See you in Dubrovnik!
The Qualification Committee invites European or in case of Associated Centres non-European talent support organisations to submit their application to become a European or Associated European Talent Centre. 
A European Talent Centre should be an organisation, or a distinct part of a larger organisation, established for this role. European Talent Centres might organise activities in the field of high ability in a region or a country (meaning that there might be more than one European Talent Centre per European country, and applications may cover more than one country).
A Scoring Sheet that accompanies the application form can be downloaded from HERE. The Qualification Committee will evaluate your application by aggregating the scores as a whole. Applications will not be judged against each criteria separately. Successful proven past activity and potential future engagements in the field would be of key importance in this process. 
Existing European Talent Centres will be re-evaluated every other year (i.e. in 2020, 2022 etc.) by the Qualification Committee of ECHA to ensure that they still fulfil the criteria. If the criteria are no longer fulfilled, the title of European Talent Centre may be suspended or withdrawn by the Committee.
 The 2014 General Assembly of ECHA agreed that ECHA will support, regulate and guide the formation of a European Talent Support Network. European Talent Centres will form the hubs of this Network, while European Talent Points will be its nodes.
Aims and details of the European Talent Support Network can be found in the document downloadable from: https://echa.info/images/documents/high-ability/European-Talent-Support-Network-ECHA-General-Assembly.pdf
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.
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!
As we informed you in 2016 the ECHA Education Board (Christian Fischer chair, Lianne Hogeveen, Ulrike Kempter, Victor Müller-Oppliger and Szilvia Péter-Szarka, members) has completed a meticulous work assembling the general guidelines of ECHA Training.
The General Committee expresses its thanks to the Education Board for the completion of this important document.