The President of the European Chess Union Silvio Danailov visits Argentina and Uruguay

From 17th to 25th March, 2013 the President of the European Chess Union Silvio Danailov visited Argentina and Uruguay together with the former World Chess Champion Veselin Topalov.

The purpose of the visit was the collaboration and common projects between the ECU and Latin America and the promotion of the ECU Chess in School program.

In Uruguay they met with the Ministers of Education and Sport, Dr. Ricardo Erlich, Mrs. Lilian Kechichian and the Governor of the city of Montevideo Ana Olivera.

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mr. Danailov had meetings with the Governor of Buenos Aires Ing. Mauricio Macri, Minister of Sport of Argentina Claudio Moressi, Minister of Education of the City of Buenos Aires Mr.Esteban Bullrich, Minister of Culture of Buenos Aires Mr.Hernán Lombardi, Governor of Buenos Aires state Daniel Scioli.

In Latin America, there is a big interest regarding the Written Declaration 50/2011 of the European Parliament about the ECU project “Chess in school”. 

During their visit, ECU President Silvio Danailov and GM Veselin Topalov were special guests in schools where children study chess as a subject in their curriculum.

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