Silvio Danailov congratulates students from Bulgaria and Spain for their twinning in connection with the ECU program “Chess in school”

On 11th of December, 2013, Wednesday, at 11.00 am (local time) the ECU President Silvio Danailov took part in the official ceremony of twinning between students from school “St. st. Cyril and Methodius”, Slivnica and students from 13 schools from the city of Redondela, Spain in connection with the program “Chess in School” of the European Chess Union, which was held  at the headquarter of IBM Bulgaria.

The ceremony was held as an online event realized with the help of Internet connection. Virtual host of the event was IBM Bulgaria which provided the technical infrastructure needed for conducting of the video connection.

The twinning aims to create a successful collaboration between the two cities for the effective development of the project “Chess in School” of the European Chess Union. With special memorandum students confirmed their intention to organize online chess tournaments between teams from their schools, to exchange visits to share experiences and ideas, to develop joint projects to ensure EU funding and others.

Students were congratulated and supported for their initiative by Mr. Silvio Danailov, President of the European Chess Union, Mr. Nikolay Angelov, Chief Operations Officer of IBM Bulgaria, Mr. Jan Suer, manager of the foundation of the legendary chess king Garry Kasparov, Kasparov Chess Foundation Europe. The ceremony was also attended by the mayors of the two cities – Mr. Vasko Stoilkov and Mr. Javier Bas Korugeira actively working on the development of chess in their cities. They announced their full commitment to the initiative of the students and expressed their intention for twinning of Slivnica and Redondela.

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