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: https://www.echa2014.info/
We receive more and more questions on the European Talent Support Network. To help the preparation of talent support organizations to become a part of this network, we collected frequently asked questions and asked Peter Csermely, the president of ECHA to answer them. You may find the questions and answers at: https://www.echa.info/high-
On the 17th October the ECHA Accreditation Committee (https://echa.info/101-formation-of-a-european-talent-support-network-adopted-by-the-general-assembly-of-echa) had its second meeting during the Understanding Gifted Children conference (https://www.dcu.ie/news/2014/oct/s1014l.shtml) organised by CTY Ireland (https://www.giftedkids.ie/ctyi.html) in Dublin.
It is our great pleasure to welcome Ulrike Kempter as a new member of the ECHA General Committee!
The 2014 General Assembly of ECHA agreed that ECHA supports, regulates and guides the formation of a European Talent Support Network.
Margaret Sutherland (UK) PhD lectures in additional support for learning at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. She is the Director of the Scottish Network for Able Pupils and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research and Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning. She has 33 years teaching experience in schools and higher education. She has written in the field of gifted education and is the author of a number of academic papers, chapters and books on the subject. Her book, Gifted and Talented in the Early Years has been translated into German. She is on the editorial board of the Korean Journal of Educational Policy. She speaks at conferences and has worked across the UK and with staff and students in Tanzania; Malawi; Korea; Virginia, USA; Slovenia; The Netherlands; Poland, Hungary, Saudi Arabia and Denmark. She is an elected member of the General Committee of the European Council for High Ability.
Colm O’Reilly (IE) PhD is the Director of the Irish Centre for Talented Youth (CTYI) at Dublin City University. CTYI provides fast paced classes for academically talented students aged 6–16 years from all over Ireland and overseas. Currently the Centre caters for over 5000 students per annum and it is the only recognised teaching centre for gifted children in the Republic of Ireland. CTYI run over 120 academic courses annually for gifted students. Colm has worked in the area of gifted and talented education for the last 15 years, and has published articles and presented papers at numerous conferences around the world. He has experience in teacher training for gifted students around Ireland and is responsible for the implementation of many classes and initiatives for gifted children and teachers in Ireland. Colm is a member of the Academic Advisory Board at the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary in Virginia and the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Csilla Fuszek (HU) worked for over 15 years as a teacher in primary, secondary and higher education. Since 2000 she has been focused and become specialized in the field of gifted and talented education. As a civil servant she worked for 7 years as a managing director of nationwide talent development programs aimed to promote equal opportunities to the disadvantaged strata of society. Between 2007 and 2011 she was the managing director of the Csányi Foundation, which is one of the biggest civil education foundations focusing on talent support in Hungary. She has been a lecturer at Eötvös Loránd University since 2008. Since 2009 she has been working for the Association of Hungarian Talent Support Organizations on nationwide talent support projects supported by EU funds. Initially she was responsible for establishing international connections and for collecting best practices outside and inside Europe. From 2012 she is the founding director of the Budapest European Talent Centre (www.talentcentrebudapest.eu). She organized 3 major European talent support conferences in 2006, 2011 and 2014. Csilla Fuszek was elected as the Secretary of the Accreditation Committee at the first meeting of the Committee.