Teacher Training Course

In an era defined by rapid technological advancements and evolving global challenges, the role of education has never been more crucial. Recognizing the need for innovative approaches to teaching and learning, the Education Commission embarked on a groundbreaking initiative to introduce chess as an educational tool and developed and delivered its first training course in 2017:

One of the primary focuses of the initiative is to provide comprehensive training courses for teachers and tutors. These professionals play a pivotal role in empowering children for the demands of the 21st century. Equipping chess educators with specialized training courses we aim to improve their teaching skills and prepare them to use chess as an educational tool for shaping the minds of future generations.

Schools, Universities and National Federations are also key stakeholders in this transformative journey. The initiative aims to collaborate with clubs, organisations and educational institutions to implement chess programs that align with their curricular goals. By partnering with school administrations, the Education Commission seeks to establish chess as a fundamental component of the educational framework, providing students with a holistic learning experience.

  • Jesper Hall (Sweden) – in English, Swedish
  • John Foley (UK) – in English
  • Pep Suárez (Spain) – in Spanish
  • Boris Bruhn (Germany) – in German
  • Philippe Vukojevic (Belgium) – in Dutch, French
  • Alessandro Dominici (Italy) – in Italian
  • Alexander Kostyev (Russia) – in Russian
  • Ferenc Maurer (Hungary) – in Hungarian
  • Luis Blasco (Spain) – in Spanish

A total number of 74 ECU101 training courses have been delivered so far (January 2024) and more than 1.100 participants have successfully graduated and acquired the ECU School Chess Teacher Certificate, certificated by the European Chess Union.

Until Covid came 36 training courses were held in person in 12 different countries. Since 2020 the courses have gone online but there is an increasing need for in-person training courses again.

Please contact info.edu@europechess.org for more information.