Sponsors and supporters


President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

Official Sponsors

Varaždin county

European Talent Centre Varaždin County’s Centres of Excellence

Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance


The Faculty of Education received Letters of Support for submitting the proposal to the ECHA in order to organize the 1st Thematic ECHA Conference in Dubrovnik. These supporters helped us in our efforts to bring the first ECHA conference to the Republic of Croatia. With our deepest gratitude, we hereby list the following Croatian institutions and/or their representatives:


  • Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Rector Željko Turkalj, Osijek
  • Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Assistant Minister Iva Hraste-Sočo, Zagreb
  • Institute for Social Research in Zagreb, Director Branislava Baranović, Ph.D., with Professor Emerita Vlasta Vizek Vidović, Zagreb
  • Head of the Education and Teacher Training Agency, Jadranka Žarković Pečenković, Ph.D., Zagreb
  • Head of the Department of Psychology, Professor Vesna Vlahović-Štetić, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb
  • Head of the Croatian Psychological Society, Josip Lopižić, Zagreb
  • Head of the Department of Psychology, Professor Dražen Domijan, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rijeka
  • Head of the Department of Psychology, Ana Kurtović, Ph.D., Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Osijek
  • Principal of the Elementary school Rivarela, the secretary of the Novigrad’s Spring – School of Applied Creativity, Novigrad – Cittanova



Last but not least, the Letters of Support also arrived from our respected national education organizations registered as European Talent Points (ETP) in the European Talent Support Network (ETSN):


  • Science and Education Centre Višnjan, ZECV, Višnjan
  • Kindergarten Mediterranean Flower, Split
  • NGO The Centre for Gifted Child Development “Bistrić”, Zagreb
  • NGO Wind in the back, Zagreb
  • NGO Center for Gifted Children, Rijeka
  • NGO Klikeraj, Osijek


Respected Auspices, Sponsors and Supporters, we extend our gratitude for your generous support. Thank you!