ECHA 2022: Call for abstracts

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

With great pleasure the National Talent Centre of the Netherlands would like to extend you a warm welcome to join us next year in The Hague, The Netherlands, as we host the 18th Conference of the European Council for High Ability on 31 August – 3 September 2022. Abstract submissions are welcome for consideration and can be submitted via the conference website until Monday 11 April 2022, 23.59 hrs. CET. 

CONFERENCE THEMES

  • Innovative Educational Practices
  • Creativity without Limits
  • Supporting Talent Development & Personal Growth
  • Connecting Research & Practice in Meaningful Ways
  • Engaging Every Learner: Motivation & Flow
  • Pupil’s voice
  • Creating New Traditions
  • Giftedness across the Lifespan

SUBMISSION

Abstracts can be submitted through the online submission form only.

The deadline for the online submission is 11 April 2022, 23.59 hrs. CET.

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THE HAGUE
GREAT CITY FOR A CONFERENCE!

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Call to organize the 19th International ECHA Conference in 2024

International ECHA Conferences were and remain biannual summits in the last more than 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 and/or care of highly able young people in Europe to submit their application to organize the 19th International ECHA Conference in September 2024. The Guidelines for an ECHA Conference can be downloaded from HERE (ECHA International Conference guidelines). 

You should submit your application using the Application Form downloadable from HERE (ECHA International Conference proposal 2024) before the 30th of January 2022 by email to ECHA Admin <admin@echa-site.eu>. The ECHA General Committee will then discuss the proposals, inform applicants about each other’s proposal, and the opinion of the General Committee about the proposals. Applicants will be able to withdraw or modify their application until March 30th . The General Committee will announce the time, organizer and venue of the 19th International ECHA Conference to the applicants and at the ECHA website by 30th April 2022. We look forward to receiving your proposal!

New Editor-in-Chief of High Ability Studies: Alejandro Veas

The Editor-in-Chief of High Ability Studies (HAS), Albert Ziegler has completed his second term leading ECHA’s scientific journal. The General Committee formed a search committee to find Albert’s successor and after a careful selection process Alejandro Veas from the University of Alicante (Spain) was elected by the General Committee as the new Editor-in-Chief of HAS. We would like to thank Albert Ziegler for his great leadership of the Journal leading to a wider circulation, higher impact and — last but not least — many key papers of gifted education! Please find the bio of the new Editor-in-Chief enclosed. We wish Alejandro Veas a great continuation of the long traditions of the Journal! Alejandro Veas is a Doctor with an International Mention and Extraordinary Award from the University of Alicante (Spain), a Bachelor of Psychology with a Master in Teacher Training from the University of Murcia (Spain). He has worked as an Educational Counselor in various Primary and Secondary Education centers, and has been hired Predoctoral in the area of Developmental Psychology and Didactics at the University of Alicante, thanks to funding from the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness in public call. He currently works as a Teaching Assisstant Professor in the same department. His research was carried out among others at the University of Bristol, England (2015) and the University of Nuremberg, Germany (2016). Likewise, he has collaborated in varioius research project, most of then financed by Ministries and Departments of Education. As a result of the work carried out, communications have been published at international congresses, and several articles in international journals indexed in JCR, such as the British Journal of Educational Psychology, Contemporary Educational Psychology, and Frontiers in Psychology, among others. His lines of work encompass academic performance, psychometrics and experimental designs applied to education, and giftedness. Currently, he is leading an innovative research project in Spain about applied psychometrics in educational assessment and students’ competences. 

Photo ECHA Alejandro Veas

Call for applications to organize the 3rd Thematic ECHA Conference in 2023

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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. The 1st Thematic ECHA Conference was organized in Dubrovnik (Croatia), between 16-18 October 2019 on Creativity Research & Innovation in Gifted Education: Social, Individual and Educational Perspective. The 2nd Thematic ECHA Conference will be in Budapest (Hungary) between 25-27 March 2021 on Closing the achievement gaps in gifted education. 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 3rd Thematic ECHA Conference in 2023. The Guidelines for a Thematic ECHA Conference can be downloaded from HEREYou should submit your application using the Application Form downloadable from HERE  before 15th of September 2020. Please send the proposal by e-mail to the vice-president of ECHA, Prof. Albert Ziegler to: albert.ziegler@fau.de before 15th September 2020. By October 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 November 30th. The General Committee will announce the organizer, time and venue of the 2nd Thematic ECHA Conference by 20th of December 2020 at the ECHA web-site. We look forward to receiving your proposal!

Condolences

Dear ECHA Community, Dear Friends!
It is my sad duty to inform you that the Honorary President of ECHA, Franz Mönks has passed away on March 10th at 4.10 am in peace. He had suffered from a severe gland inflammation which has led to a serious condition in the last few months. He passed his 87th birthday in April 2019. He obtained his PhD in Bonn in 1966 about the future vision of adolescents. From 1967 to 1988 he was professor of developmental psychology at Radboud University in Nijmegen. Since 1988 he has held the first chair in Psychology and Pedagogy of the Gifted Child in Europe. From 1973 to 1978, he was also professor of developmental psychology at the University of Leuven (Belgium). He was visiting professor in Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Lima, Bandung, Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Lexington (Kentucky), Debrecen (Hungary), Hefei and Shanghai (China). In 1997 he retired as an emeritus professor of Radboud University (Nijmegen, The Netherlands). He became the Honorary Professor and Doctor of many universities. In 1989 he became vice president of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC). In that position, he organized the ninth World Congress on giftedness in The Hague in 1991. In 1992, he resigned from that position to become President of the European Council for High Ability (ECHA). He was re-elected altogether three times for a four-year period. In this position he founded a globally recognized training in 1992: Specialist in Gifted Education. In 1994, the first five diplomas were awarded during the ECHA Congress in Nijmegen. There are now several thousand teachers who have successfully completed this training. Most of them in Hungary, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands, but also in Sweden, Chile and Peru. He was the recipient of the Kelemen László Award of the Hungarian Association of Psychology (2000); as well as the Lifetime Achievement Awards of the Hungarian Talent Support Organization (2012) and MENSA International (2012). One of the last public occasions he participated was the 1st Thematic Conference of ECHA in Dubrovnik in 2019, Croatia where he became the Honorary President of ECHA and received its Certificate. That was a moment of well-deserved honour for Franz’s many-decade long service for ECHA. I am truly glad that the ECHA community was able to give this to Him. We will miss Franz. He contributed a lot to our community and had personal friendship with many-many members in ECHA. Please keep Franz in your best memory, and think about those who were close to Him sharing their loss, pain and suffer.
Peter Csermely, president of ECHA