UAE latest to introduce chess in schools
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 17:24
logoFollowing an agreement between the UAE Chess Federation and the UAE Ministry of Education, chess will be introduced in all government schools.

The programme will start in the autumn.

Further details soon.
ECU secures EU support for chess in schools conference
Monday, 08 June 2015 18:15
pic1A delegation from the ECU recently visited the European Parliament where the ECU representatives met Mrs. Silvia Costa, Chairperson of the Committee on Culture and Education of the Parliament. Mrs. Silvia Costa, commenting on arguments and studies about the impact of learning chess, pointed out the project and study performed in Turin area and expressed her commitment to support further chess and concrete initiatives in this direction. Mrs. Costa underlined the possibility to apply for pilot project and she put on the table a very interesting proposal to host a Chess in Schools conference in the EU Parliament under the authority of the Culture Committee. This proposal was gladly accepted by the ECU delegation, and further details shall be discussed in the coming weeks.

A brilliant success - congratulations to our friends and colleagues. Pictured (L-R) ECU VP Ion Dobronauteanu, Judit Polgar (a.k.a. Mrs Font), ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili, Mrs Silvia Costa, ECU Treasurer Martin Huba, Gusztav Font. 
Ankara conference - Pre-School Chess Education
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 09:57
2015.06.13-14 Ankara. International Level Comparison of Chess Education Models for Preschool level.
The aim of the workshop is to provide information about different chess teaching methods in Turkey and abroad; compare and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of teaching methods and eventually creating an example teaching method through mutual exchange of ideas.
Turkish Chess
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see below for details and the full workshop programme.
FIDE Student Magazine
Sunday, 31 May 2015 16:16
fsm105s a5-en page 1 FSM105 was appearing in mailboxes at the end of May in a host of different languages. 

It is sent out in two formats. One, a simple single page view A4 format and, as you see here, double-page spreads in A5 format.

You may think that the page numbering has gone wrong, but it has not. It is designed that way so that those who wish to do so can print it our as a small booklet.

CiS partnership agreement FIDE-Spain
Saturday, 30 May 2015 16:19
img 5725During the FIDE Grand Prix tournament in Khanty Mansiysk, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and President of the Spanish Chess Federation, Javier Ochoa de Echag├╝en, signed a chess in schools partnership agreement. It was witnessed by acting governor of Ugra, Natalia Komarova.

This followed on from a very productive meeting in Palma de Mallorca between the President of the Spanish federation and its Secretary, Ramon Padulles, the national coordinator for CiS in Spain, Pep Suarez and CiS Chairman Kevin O'Connell.

The Spanish federation (FEDA) will collaborate with FIDE in ongoing work, making available online material for school chess teachers, especially FSCTs and FSCLs (FIDE School Chess Teachers and FIDE School Chess Leaders).
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