The European Chess Union, with the cooperation of the Italian Arbiters’ Commission on behalf of Italian Chess Federation and the FIDE Development Commission, organised a multiple-field training event specially dedicated to female participants, from 1st-7th September in the city of Trieste, Italy.

The objective of the event was to develop women’s activity in Chess as per the priorities set by the European Chess Union for the available FIDE Development Fund for Europe.

Hence, the European Chess Union hosted two Seminars: FA Seminar and IO Seminar which was held concurrently with the Trieste International Chess Festival on September 01-08, 2019, in the City of Trieste, with special provisions for 40 places for female participants funded through the program. For those 40 places, full board accommodation and FIDE exam fee were covered. Both Seminars were held in the English language.

WOM Chairperson welcomed the participants and witnessed the efficacity of the seminar, especially stressing out the good number of young participants.