EU Talent Day 2011

The first European Talent Day is being held on Saturday April 9th under the Hungarian Presidency of the European Union. This event in combined in Ireland into a two-day event which includes the first National Gifted Education Awareness Day. More details are available here.

EU Talent Day is an opportunity for Ireland to celebrate Irish Talent in all its forms – sporting, academic, art, drama, music, literature regardless of ability.

As we move towards EU Talent Day on 9th April and Ireland’s first National Gifted Education Awareness Day on 8th April, things are looking good and it’s time for a progress report.

We are in the process of finalising details of events which are being held for EU Talent Day on 9th April. This is not a centrally organised “event”. It is day of national awareness and celebration. If you would like to celebrate your talent in your area, go for it! It doesn’t have to be big or elaborate. It can be celebrated by individuals, clubs, classes or organisations. Take a look at the list for ideas. We would be delighted to include details of any events planned for the day. Particularly, we would like to see events outside the Dublin/Wicklow area!

National Gifted Education Awareness Day will be focused primarily on schools and will include the dissemination of a leaflet and poster to all schools in advance of 8th April.

Having started out with the support and encouragement of The Centre for Talented Youth in Ireland (CTYI) and The Institute for Child Education and Psychology (ICEPE), we now have an impressive list of official supporters:

NAPD: The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals
IPPN: The Irish Primary Principals Network
NPCpp: The National Parents’ Council Post-Primary
PACCS: The Parents’ Associations of Community and Comprehensive Schools
FEDCBS: The Federation of Parents Councils Christian Brothers and other Catholic Secondary Schools
ASTI: The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland
ISSU: The Irish Second Level Students Union
ELSTA: English Language Support Teachers Association
Scoilnet: Portal for Irish Education
Wicklow School of Music and Drama
FYI Dance Club

It’s wonderful to see parents, principals, teachers and students all come together and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support of this very worthwhile initiative. It is surely by working together that we will make progress toward a better future for all.

And thank you to Hungary for lighting the spark. Exciting times ahead!

If you are organising an event in your area, you can add your details to our Facebook page and they will be included here.

Updates to follow shortly.

  • Dublin Zoo
  • National Museum
  • National Gallery
  • Imaginosity
  • CTYI
  • Wicklow School of Music and Drama
  • FYI Dance Club
  • Hugh Lane Gallery

Celebrate talent in your local area by organising an event, big, small, formal or informal. Send us the details or add them to our Facebook page and we will add them them to the list.