German society for gifted children

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German Society for Gifted Children V.
purpose Promotion of gifted children and young people
Chair: Martina Rosenboom
Establishment date: 1978
Number of members: approx. 3,000
Seat : Berlin
Website: [1]

The German Society for Gifted Children V. (DGhK) is a nationwide association that works on a voluntary basis to promote gifted children and young people and supports affected parents and educators.


The DGhK was founded in 1978. There are currently around 3,000 members with 10,000 children and young people. The DGhK has been publishing the association magazine Labyrinth since 1985 , and has appeared three times a year since 2018.


There are 14 independent regional clubs and the Kubus youth group . Their statutes are based strongly on the mother statutes of the nationwide association. Some of the regional associations work closely with regional authorities, schools, politics and other institutions and conduct public relations work. Furthermore, they organize local events for and about gifted children, young people and their parents.

Regional clubs:

  • Baden-Württemberg
  • Bavaria
  • Berlin-Brandenburg
  • Bonn
  • Hamburg
  • Hesse
  • Cologne
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • Lower Saxony / Bremen
  • Ostwestfalen-Lippe
  • Rhine-Ruhr
  • Rhineland-Palatinate / Saarland
  • Saxony / Saxony-Anhalt
  • Schleswig-Holstein

The four regional associations based in North Rhine-Westphalia (Bonn, Cologne, Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Rhein-Ruhr) have also joined forces in a regional association for education policy.


One goal is to anchor gifted education in school legislation. So special classes should be formed, earlier school enrollment and admission to the Abitur should be possible regardless of age. In addition, parents and teachers are advised in local groups and discussion groups and the adolescents are given the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in courses, lectures and workshops .

The association aims to raise awareness of the problems of gifted children and young people through public relations work and to encourage research in this area at colleges and universities . There are also contacts with international organizations such as the National Association for Gifted Children, London and the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children .

The cube

The cube is a platform for gifted young people, which emerged in 1998 from the German Society for Gifted Children (DGhK). Since DGhK events are mainly aimed at children and young people up to the age of 15, there was no communication level for older young people and young adults. In addition to a website, a forum and a web chat, there are regular cube meetings and trips.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Presentation of the association on the DGhK website , accessed on October 30, 2018.
  3. ^ Website of the cube
  4. Kubus ( Memento of the original from January 11, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. on the club's homepage @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /