The candidate for President of ECU Mr. Silvio Danailov to meet with the Director-General of UNESCO, Mrs. Irina Bokova

The candidate for President of the European Chess Union, Mr. Silvio Danailov will have a meeting with the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Mrs. Irina Bokova in Paris on 14-th of September 2010. During the meeting they are expected to  discuss various options to enhance the cooperation between UNESCO and ECU.  

 The main objective of UNESCO is to drive the expansion of cooperation among the nations in the field of education, science and culture. This will be one of the goals as well for Mr. Silvio Danailov should he be elected President of the European Chess Union.

During the meeting in Paris, Mrs. Irina Bokova is expected to land support  for Danailov’s vision for the future of chess and the cooperation between UNESCO and ECU.  

“Besides being an incredible popular sport, the game of chess is also part of the cultural heritage of the European nations. It teaches people to respect each other and to accept their individuality and divers backgrounds.”-said Mr. Silvio Danailov.

“In addition, especially in countries like Bulgaria, the game of chess can be an important element of the education and upbringing of young people. That is why “Kaissa Chess Management” makes continuous efforts to promote and popularize the game of chess  in schools across Bulgaria. Part of this effort is holding an annual tournament “Kaissa Chess Junior” for children aged to 14 years. This year it was attended by over of 400 children from across the country.”

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