ECU President Silvio Danailov meets in Brussels with the EU Commissoner for education, culture, multilin-gualism and youth, Mrs. Androulla Vassiliou

On 8th of February, 2013 in Brussels the President of the European Chess Union Silvio Danailov met with the EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Mrs. Androulla Vassiliou.

During the meeting Mrs. Vassiliou expressed her satisfaction from the big progress of the European Chess Union, concerning the project “Chess in school” and the big support which the Written Declaration 50/2011 had received by the MEPs in the EU Parliament. Mrs. Vassiliou gave her full support to the ECU efforts and expressed her willingness EU Commission to cooperate very close with the European Chess Union in several chess projects, concerning chess in school, including big chess tournament for children between Europe and China.

We strongly hope to start our project “Chess in school” in the 27 countries-members of the EU during 2014” – said the ECU President Silvio Danailov after the meeting. 

This is the first meeting between Mr. Danailov and Mrs. Vassiliou after the endorsement of the ECU program “Chess in school” by the EU Parliament.

Besides Mr. Danailov the meeting was attended also by the best women chess player Judit Polgar and the chess legend Garry Kasparov, whose foundation „Kasparov Chess Foundation Europe” is partner of the European Chess Union in “Chess school” project.

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