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To:  National Chess Federations ECU members

According the latest FIDE Presidential Board decisions, 21 FIDE Commissions have been announced (instead of 25, due to merges), including the 3 elected Commissions (Constitutional, Ethics and Verification). The 18 non-elected FIDE Commissions will have a maximum of 10 members as FIDE announced including one representative from each Continent as per regulations.

 The 18 ECU representatives in the FIDE Commissions will be informed on the ECU directory and they will have the special duty to communicate and interact the ECU positions to the FIDE structures.

 European Chess Union opens a call of interest for the 18 FIDE Commissions’ members who will be nominated by the ECU. The same procedure applies for the permanent 4 ECU Commissions, however there are limited open positions, due to the fact that the majority of the current members will remain.

 National Federations members or interested applicants may fill the attached form (annex_1) and return it by email to the ECU Secretariat ( till the Friday 30th of November 2018.

The selection will be made by the ECU Board which holds a scheduled meeting on 7 and 8 December 2018 in Skopia, FYR of Macedonia.

The main criteria, but not restricted, for the selection are the following:

  • The qualifications related with the position.
  • The adequate ECU representation in key areas.
  • The ability of communication in an international environment.
  • The wide representation of the Federation members.
  • The dedication to the mission, providing that the applicant is not nominated for another FIDE Commission.


With kind regards,

Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou

ECU Secretary General


Annex1_Application Form