10 Years of Promoting Chess in Education

By | January 22, 2024

🔍The European Chess Union Education Commission is celebrating its 10th-year anniversary in 2024. A decade of dedicated efforts to promote Chess in Education. Established in 2014, the Commission has tirelessly worked towards its mission of supporting and inspiring chess educators globally.

Over the years, the Commission has achieved significant milestones, including the creation of training courses, development of educational materials, conducting surveys and research initiatives, participation in Erasmus+ projects, and collaboration in various conferences, all aimed at fostering the integration of chess into educational curricula.

Since the beginning, the Education Commission has been committed to advancing the role of chess in education. The primary objective has always been to promote Chess in Education. The commission strives to advocate for the inclusion of chess in educational settings, recognizing its numerous educational benefits. By offering a full CiE Package the Commission empowers educators to effectively use chess as an educational tool and supports individuals, schools, organisations and National Federations.

In its 10 years of existence, the European Chess Union Education Commission has achieved noteworthy milestones, including:

  1. Development of Training Courses: The commission has devised and developed a range of training courses designed to equip educators with the necessary skills to use chess as an educational tool.
  2. Creation of Educational Materials: To facilitate the teaching of chess, the commission has produced a variety of educational materials, including curriculum guides, lesson plans, and online resources.
  3. Surveys and Research: Through surveys and research initiatives, the commission has gained valuable insights into the impact of chess on cognitive development, academic performance, and social skills.
  4. Erasmus+ Project Participation: Actively participating in Erasmus+ projects has allowed the commission to collaborate with international partners and contribute to the development of innovative approaches to chess education.
  5. Collaboration in Conferences: The commission has played a vital role in collaborating with various conferences, supporting a platform for knowledge exchange and discussions on the role of chess in education.
  6. Global Outreach: The commission has extended its support to individuals, schools, and National Federations worldwide, fostering a global network of chess educators and enthusiasts.

As the European Chess Union Education Commission celebrates its 10th year, there is a commitment to continue the journey of promoting Chess in Education. With a promise of more initiatives, projects, and collaborations on the horizon, the commission invites educators, individuals, schools, organisations and National Federations to stay tuned for exciting developments. The Commission expresses gratitude for the feedback and contributions received over the years, especially from those closely working with them, and looks forward to a future where chess becomes an integral part of education worldwide.