ECHA welcome letter

Mr. Peter Csermely

Dear Friends of ECHA and Gifted Education


On behalf of the General Committee of ECHA and the whole ECHA Community is my great pleasure and honor to invite you to the 1st Thematic ECHA Conference entitled Creativity Research & Innovation in Gifted Education: Social, Individual, and Educational Perspective, which will be organized from 16th to 18th October 2019 in the city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


This will be the first Thematic ECHA Conference. ECHA made a poll before starting this initiative, which indicated that ECHA members would love to attend to a conference which is in between two larger international ECHA conferences, and has a focused topic as the central theme. Creativity is the “heart” of giftedness, therefore it is a superb choice. Moreover, creativity is a rather difficult concept, where many approaches exist. Therefore it is great to devote a whole meeting to discuss its details. The organizers invited well-known keynote speakers to introduce the subject at a world-class level. I very much hope that the richness of the symposia, workshops and discussions will extend this very promising start.


The Thematic Conference in Dubrovnik will also host a General Assembly of ECHA, a Youth Summit of the Youth Platform of the European Talent Support Network, and will provide ample opportunities for networking.


Thus our only task is – TO ATTEND and to contribute to this very promising meeting!


See you in Dubrovnik!


Peter Csermely
president of ECHA