ECU CONGRESS CONTINUES WITH ECU BOARD AND EDUCATIONAL COMMISSION MEETINGS

October 9, 2015

The second day of the 1st ECU Congress in Bar started with the ECU Board meeting.

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The ECU Board, chaired by the ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili and ECU Secretary General Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou made all the necessary preparations for the ECU Annual General Assembly.

All the decisions of the Board will be communicated with the next ECU Circular Letter.

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In the afternoon, the meeting of the ECU Educational Commission took place, with the attendance of more than 20 representatives from 17 federations.

Mr. Jesper Hall, the Chairman of the Commission opened the meeting, and after the brief introduction of all the present, he showed a presentation regarding what has been done so far by the Commission.

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Later on, the discussion was opened, with two main questions: what needs do the countries of ECU have, and what the ECU can do to help.

Representatives of Albania, Armenia, Austria, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland and Turkey discussed the main problems they face within their federations, as well as the ways to overcome them and improve Chess in School Program.

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Nevertheless, all the present agreed on one thing – chess should be a tool and not a goal, and the further steps should go in this direction.

The ECU General Assembly starts tomorrow on 10th October at 9.30 am at St. Nikola Castle.

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