ECHA had its 2019. General Assembly at the 1st International Conference of ECHA in Dubrovnik, Croatia on the 16th October 2019. The General Assembly awarded the founding president of ECHA, Prof. Joan Freeman with the unique and only Lifetime Achievement Award of ECHA by acclamation. At the same time Prof. Franz Mönks (who served three terms as the president of ECHA) was elected to the Honorary President of ECHA also by acclamation. We thank Joan and Franz for their devoted, many decades-long work, and congratulate them for their honors! The General Assembly accepted the 2018 financial report of ECHA, and decided that its former Qualification Committee qualifying European Talent Centres will work as a committee of the European Talent Support Network (ETSN) in the future. This latter decision was needed due to the registration of ETSN as an independent NGO, where the membership of one of its committees can not be decided by a legally different NGO.
18th International ECHA Conference, 31 Aug -- 3 Sept 2022, The Hague World Forum, The Netherlands
It is our pleasure to announce that the General Committee of ECHA decided to organize the 18th International ECHA Conference in The Hague, The Netherlands. The conference will take place between 31 August and 3 September 2022 at the Hague World Forum. Please mark the event in your calendar!
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!
(As mentioned in ECHA's Articles https://echa.info/fundamental-
European Council for High Ability -- Its Study and Development (abbreviated as: ECHA
RSIN (Legal Entities & Partnerships Identification Number):
40146782 (The Netherlands)
Visiting address and mail address:
c/o Colm O'Reilly, Secretary of ECHA, Cente for Talented Youth, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland
The purpose of ECHA:
See here (https://echa.info/about-echa)
The policy plan of ECHA:
ECHA is organizing its annual conference each year (as a thematic conference each odd year and as an international conference each even year), publishing its semi-annual ECHA News magazine for its members, publishing its scientific journal, High Ability Studies (https://www.tandfonline.com/
The position of the directors as listed in the Articles of ECHA:
President, vice-president, secretary and treasurer forming together the Executive Committee.
The names of the directors:
See here (https://echa.info/committee)
The payment policy:
There is no renumeration for the board, the management of the organization works on a voluntary basis. ECHA does not employ any personnel.
See here (https://echa.info/echa-presidential-report)
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).