Call for application to be a European Talent Centre or an Associated European Talent Centre

The 2014 General Assembly of ECHA agreed that ECHA will support, regulate and guide the formation of a European Talent Support Network. European Talent Centres will form the hubs of this Network, while European Talent Points will be its nodes.[1]

Aims and details of the European Talent Support Network can be found in the document downloadable from: http://echa.info/images/documents/high-ability/European-Talent-Support-Network-ECHA-General-Assembly.pdf

 

The General Assembly of ECHA elected the Qualification Committee in 2016: http://www.echa.info/qualification-committee to qualify European Talent Centres.

 

The Qualification Committee invites European or in case of Associated Centres non European talent support organisations to submit their application to become a European or Associated European Talent Centre.

 

A European Talent Centre should be an organisation, or a distinct part of a larger organisation, established for this role. European Talent Centres might organise activities in the field of high ability in a region or a country (meaning that there might be more than one European Talent Centre per European country, and applications may cover more than one country).

 

You can read about the results of the first round (2015) and the second round (2016) of applications here: http://www.echa.info/129-breaking-news-the-first-14-european-talent-centres  and here: http://www.echa.info/170-five-new-centres-in-the-european-talent-support-network

 

A Scoring Sheet that accompanies the application form can be downloaded from SCORIN2017_final. The Qualification Committee will evaluate your application by aggregating the scores as a whole. Applications will not be judged against each criteria separately. Successful proven past activity and potential future engagements in the field would be of key importance in this process.

 

Existing European Talent Centres will be re-evaluated every other year (i.e. in 2019, 2021 etc.) by the Qualification Committee of ECHA to ensure that they still fulfil the criteria. If the criteria are no longer fulfilled, the title of European Talent Centre may be suspended or withdrawn by the Committee.

 

Please complete the on-line Application Form by 15 October 2017. The Application Form will be sent to the Secretary of the Qualification Committee, Csilla Fuszek (http://echa.info/104-csilla-fuszek-s-cv). Please email any queries to qualification@echa.info

[1] The notion of hubs (Talent Centres) and nodes (Talent Points) in the forming European Talent Support Network does not mean a hierarchical structure. European Talent Points will be linked to the Network through European Talent Centres. European Talent Points may also develop contacts with multiple European Talent Centres and each other. Talent Centers should be considered as coordinating centers. There is a possibility for a joint-application to be a European Talent Centre requiring no potential European Talent Points (schools, parent organisations, organisations in gifted education, etc.) for that particular Centre. That gives a way to make a fully non-hierarchical network in countries, or regions, where it is preferred.

 

Call for Application to be a European Talent Point or to be an Associated European Talent Point

European Talent Centres (and Associated Talent Centres) invite talent support organisations to submit their application to become a European Talent Point (or an Associated European Talent Point in case of a non-European talent support organization).

The 2014 General Assembly of ECHA agreed that ECHA will support, regulate and guide the formation of a European Talent Support Network. Aims and details of the European Talent Support Network can be found in the document downloadable from: http://echa.info/images/documents/high-ability/European-Talent-Support-Network-ECHA-General-Assembly.pdf. European Talent Centres form the hubs while European Talent Points are the nodes of the European Talent Support Network (ETSN).

The notion of hubs (Talent Centres) and nodes (Talent Points) of the forming European Talent Support Network does not mean a hierarchical structure. European Talent Centres should be considered as coordinating centers. European Talent Points are encouraged to develop contacts with any other European Talent Points or Centres. Associated European Talent Points are equal members of the Network – situated outside of Europe. Talent Points will be registered by a Talent Centre.

Applications for European (or Associated European) Talent Point registration should be sent by filling in the Application Form on the ETSN website by 2017 Oct. 30 the latest. The application form will be forwarded automatically to the competent European Talent Centre. The Talent Point application should be evaluated by the competent Talent Centre in 4 weeks from the date of receiving the application.

In the registration process the competent European Talent Centre will check the data submitted by the European Talent Point. Registered European or Associated European Talent Points may participate in the cooperation of the European Talent Support Network, and will be listed in the Map of ETSN on the ECHA and on the ETSN website.

 

ETSN Today

The first 14 European Talent Centres started the work of the European Talent Support Network on the 29th September 2015. Presently there are 20 European or Associated European Talent Centre. You can see the list of the centres and the increasing number of registered European Talent Points on the maps on the ECHA and on the ETSN website HERE. You can read about the short story of the ETSN here.

 

European /Associated European Talent Point organizations; they can be:

  • Organisations/institutions focusing mainly on talent support: research, identification, development of highly able young (and/or older) people (e. g: schools, university departments, talent centres, excellence centres, art- or sport-organizations focusing to talent development, NGOs, etc.);
  • talent-related policy maker organizations on national or international level (ministries, local authorities);
  • business corporations with talent management programmes (talent identification, corporate responsibility programmes, creative climate);
  • organizations of young (and/or older) people participating in talent support programmes;
  • organizations of parents of highly able children;
  • or an umbrella organization (network) of the organizational types

 

A European /An Associated European Talent Point:

  • has a strategy/action plan connected to talent (e.g. identification, various forms of support including complex programmes, enrichment, competitions, etc., research, education, training, curriculum development, carrier planning, etc.) and a practice of this plan for minimum one year;
  • is willing to share information on its talent support practices and other talent-related matters with other European Talent Points and European Talent Centres (by e.g. sharing programmes, the strategy/action plan, needs of target groups, data supporting its minimum one year of practice, best practices/research results on the web, organizing/attending joint conferences, organizing/attending joint Talent Days, );
  • is willing to cooperate with other European Talent Points including participation in joint programmes, promote related programmes of other European Talent Points, being open to be visited by representatives, experts, and/or talented young (and/or older) people of other European Talent Points.

This Call of Applications can be published in the mother tongue of the Centres on the Centres’ website, but applications can be submitted only in English only via the ETSN website. European or Associated European Talent Points will be re-evaluated in each third year as to whether they still fulfil the selection criteria.

 

Email addresses where further questions on the application process can be sent:

Austria: Institute TIBI: eva.knechtelsdorfer@kphvie.ac.at  or  ÖZBF: johanna.stahl@oezbf.at

Belgium (applications from France and Luxembourg will be forwarded to the Belgian Centre): tessa.kieboom@exentra.be

Czech Republic (applications from Poland will be forwarded to the Czech Talent Centre): zelenda@nidv.cz

Denmark (applications from other Scandinavian countries will be forwarded to the Danish Centre): ellen@ungetalenter.dk

Germany: albert.ziegler@fau.de or ch.fischer@uni-muenster.de

Greece: gtsoulfa@anatolia.edu.gr

Hungary (applications from Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine will be forwarded to the Hungarian Talent Centre): fuszekcs@gmail.com

India: devasena.dr@gmail.com

Ireland (applications from the UK will be forwarded to the Irish Centre)): colm.oreilly@dcu.ie

Italy (also receiving applications from Cyprus, Malta): gifted@roncoroni.eu

Lithuania (applications from Belarus, Estonia, Latvia and Ukraine will be forwarded to the Lithuanian Centre): leonas.narkevicius@gmail.com

Netherlands: l.hoogeveen@ru.nl

Peru: sblumen@pucp.pe

Slovakia: zvono.bednarcik@leafacademy.eu

Slovenia (applications from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia) will be forwarded to the Slovenian Centre: crsn@pef.uni-lj.si

Spain (applications from Portugal will be forwarded to the Spanish Centre): c_h_rey@cop.esc

Switzerland: victor.mueller@fhnw.ch

Turkey (applications from, countries of the Caucasian region, as well as Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan will be forwarded to the Turkish Centre): fatihtokmak55@gmail.com

Email address where the Associated European Talent Point applications will be forwarded (except India and Peru) or further questions on the application process should be sent to: qualification@echa.info