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: https://www.echa2014.info/user/login/ If you forgot you password, use this link https://www.echa2014.info/user/password/reset/. After log-in for the presentations go to this site: https://www.echa2014.info/conference/keynote-speakers/ or to this one: https://www.echa2014.info/conference/invited-speakers/ and press "video".

We all look forward to see you at the next ECHA Conference in Wien (http://www.echa2016.info) 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..

It is our pleasure to inform you that photos and some presentations of the 2014 ECHA Conference are already available on the web site of the Conference for Conference participants. The list of uploaded conference presentations is growing, and videos will also appear soon. To reach them first you have to log in to the site here: https://www.echa2014.info/user/login/ If you forgot your password, use this link https://www.echa2014.info/user/password/reset/. After log-in for the presentations go to this site: https://www.echa2014.info/conference/speakers/. You will find the photos here: https://www.echa2014.info/conference/gallery/. We all look forward to see you at the next ECHA Conference in Wien (http://www.echa2016.info) 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..

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: http://www.echa.info/high-ability-in-europe/110-frequently-asked-questions-on-the-european-talent-support-network

If you have any additional questions please send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Questions were received from all over Europe. Answers are given by Peter Csermely, president of ECHA. If you have any additional questions, please send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On the 17th October the ECHA Accreditation Committee (http://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 (http://www.dcu.ie/news/2014/oct/s1014l.shtml) organised by CTY Ireland (http://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!

Become a member of the ECHA community! Please click HERE  to start your application to become an ECHA member (where your membership fee can be paid by credit card through a secure connection), or go to the Members Area page, where you may see members' benefits.

For membership issues and general information please contact the ECHA Secretariat by clicking HERE .

ECHA News appears twice a year giving in-depth interviews, description of best practices, introduction of ECHA members and highly able young people. For more information click HERE .

ECHA members receive ECHA News free as a pdf file to their email address. Back issues can be accessed in this web-site for ECHA members.

ECHA has a growing Facebook community. To join ECHA's Facebook group, please click HERE .

To access the European Talent Support Network (ETSN) homepage, please click HERE.

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