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 was held online in Budapest (Hungary) between 25-27 March 2021 on Closing the achievement gaps in gifted education. The 3rd Thematic ECHA conference on teaching Highly Able Students will be held in Israel between Feb 28 – March 2 2023.
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 4th Thematic ECHA Conference in 2025. The Guidelines for a Thematic ECHA Conference can be downloaded from HERE. You should submit your application using the Application Form downloadable from HERE before 30th of November 2023. Please send the proposal by e-mail to the Secretary of ECHA, Dr. Colm O’Reilly to: email@example.com before 30th November 2023. By December 18th 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 2024. The General Committee will announce the organizer, time and venue of the 4th Thematic ECHA Conference by 14th of February 2024 at the ECHA web-site. We look forward to receiving your proposal!