Silvio Danailov and Garry Kasparov officially announced the joint project “Chess in school”

The President of the European Chess Union, Silvio Danailov, and the chess legend Garry Kasparov officially announced “Chess in school”, the joint project between ECU and Kasparov Chess Foundation. This happened during the press conference concerning the official creation of Kasparov Chess Foundation Europe which was held on 8th of June 2011 at Bloom Hotel in Brussels, Belgium. In the press conference, except Garry Kasparov and Silvio Danailov, also participated Mr. Jan Callewaert co-founder of the non-profit organization. Mr. Jan Callewaert was also appointed by Silvio Danailov as Chairman of the ECU Commission for Chess in School.

Mr.Jan Callewaert, Mr.Garry Kasparov, Mr.Silvio Danailov

As you know, the project Chess in School is a top priority in the management program of the President of the European Chess Silvio Danailov and his team. Mr. Danailov is making continuous efforts to attract for the cause of Chess in School many important persons and organizations world-wide. You were already informed that He and the chess legend Garry Kasparov met with the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Mrs. Androulla Vassiliou on 21-st of March 2011 in Brussels. During the meeting they discussed about the project Chess in School. Mrs. Vassiliou gave her full support for the project.

On 20th of September this year, the President of ECU and the former world chess champion will do the final presentation of the project Chess in School to the members of the European Parliament.

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