ECU partners with the C.S.E.N. the largest Sports Promotion Body in Italy, with sports division dedicated to chess for educational purposes, for the CGS project that has been approved by Erasmus+ program (European Union) with a € 420.000 grant.
“CHESS: A GAME TO SPREAD AT SCHOOL” (CGS), is a project aimed at primary school teachers and in part to early childhood, to give them a pedagogical training tool, capable of addressing the educational needs of their pupils, to obtain – thanks to the game of chess introduced in the classroom – the development of key competences, functional to counteracting the poor results of the students, in particular in the scientific subjects. By the end of the project, hundreds of teachers will have successfully peer trained with the CGS method. They should capable of training other colleagues with the Peer Education Method. 6,500 children will have learned chess at school, with significant benefits in overall social and academic performance.
The main role of ECU and its Educational Commission is to create and provide to EU the best practise and guidelines for chess in classrooms and a final training model for school teachers across Europe. Additionally to collaborate for the creation of a chess distance learning platform.
The project submitted in April and approved in September 2020.