ECU Profile


 European Chess Union (ECU) is an independent association founded in 1985 in Graz, Austria and has its seat in Switzerland,

Address:  Rainweidstrasse 2, CH-6333, Hunenberg See, Switzerland

ECU is concerned exclusively with chess and chess related activities with sporting, cultural, educational and other interests;

ECU is the only organisation which has the right to organize various European Chess Championships;
European Chess Union has 54 National Federation Members;
Every year ECU organizes more than 20 prestigious events and championships;
More than 8,000,000 of  players and chess fans in Europe;

The most important annual ECU Events:

  • European Individual School Championships
  • European Youth Championship (U8 – U18)
  • European Youth Team Championship (U12 – U18)
  • European Individual Senior Championship
  • European Senior Team Championship
  • European Amateur Chess Championship
  • European Club Cup and European Club Cup for Women
  • European Individual Championship (Open & Women)
  • European Rapid and Blitz Championships (Open & Women)
  • European Team Championship
  • European Universities Chess Championship
  • European Cities Championship
  • European Corporate Championship