Programmes/centres for the gifted in EU

Latsio Elementary School of Psychico College

It is a private elementary school donated by the Ioannis Latsis family. Since the academic year of 1995-1996, the Latsio  Elementary School has moved from  Psychico to Kantza area and its new building and acquired its current name.
 Since four years, the school has designed and implemented an effective enrichment program on math for gifted/talented students. The group of teachers that run the program along with the School chair and the program coordinator support it with commitment and strong motivation.

Hellenic Society for the Educational provision for the Creative/Gifted/Talented Children and Adolescents

It is a non-profit organization, active since 2005. Its activities have been focused on designing of research projects on gifted and talented in primary and secondary education, teachers’ training, parents’ sensitization, designing and implementation of specialized educational programs, creating  specialized educational material, and offering psychological support of the gifted/talented individuals and their family members, within family, school system and social context.

Italian Association for Gifted and Talented students

The AISTAP started on June 1st, 2010 from the idea of a group of psychologists and researchers who had been dealing, for about a decade, with giftedness and talent and development of potential. Our activities include: evaluation, teacher training, parent support, support for double-exceptional (ADHD, learning disabilities, Asperger syndrome), activities dedicated to gifted students(summer camp, laboratories, extra-curricular programs, exchange of students and more). Our goal is to help gifted students to develop their potential considering both emotional and cognitive characteristics.

Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK)

  Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) is the organiser of WebValley. It is a summer school for dissemination of interdisciplinary research: almost 250 students (17-18y old) have attended the WebValley camps since its first edition in 2001. WebValley started as a regional initiative for high school students from Trentino Alto-Adige SüdTirol, and it is now an opportunity for national and international students to experiment scientific research.

Educational Centre of Gifted Youth

Association for Talent and Giftedness

Works since 1988/89 
Main activities:
  • Help to GC, parents and teachers (counseling, solving problems);
  • Club of clever and curious children;
  • “Small Owls” class in Rosemarin Kindergarten (since 2004);
  • Summer school for children interested in science (with GMK);
  • Cooperation on CTY CE project;  STaN Workdays (since 1989);
  • Club of Parents and Teachers (since 1993);
  • Teachers training; publishing, popularization;
  • Cooperation with Ministry of Education – conceptions;
  • Organizing conferences

Centrum Filip

Private psychological counselling center for gifted children, their parents and teachers. Consultations for students (mostly future teachers). Speech therapy, parental guidance.
 Two psychologists and one remedial teacher and speech therapist. All of them are the STaN (Association for Talent and giftedness) board members.

CTY- Central Europe

With the CTY Johns Hopkins University, a recognized leader in the education of the gifted, the centre offers an engaging and motivating English learning environment for exceptionally talented and ambitious youth in the Czech and Slovak Republics.  Gradually, the centre will be extending its programs in Central Europe.
Current offers:
secondary school students: CTYOnline, CTY Summer Program
primary school children and younger secondary school students: Discovery program, CTYOnline.

IGGY- The International Gateway for Gifted Youth

IGGY is a social network designed to help gifted young people between the ages of 13-18 realise their full potential. It gives members access to great educational resources and encourages them to work with top academics and other gifted young people around the world.

Ukraine’s Institute of Gifted Child

Institute states that its main objective is the ‘scientific, methodological and organizational imperative to ensure the system identifies, develops and supports gifted children and young people in the real socio-economic and educational environment of Ukraine’.
Its core purposes include:
  • studying the phenomenon of giftedness and developing programmes, including technological support, for gifted learners at different stages of education, from kind


Talent is a special kind of natural resource that is available in every country.