As a new step in the Chess in Education efforts Judit Polgar, Garry Kasparov and President of the European Chess Union, Silvio Danailov met with the EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Mrs. Androulla Vassiliou, in Brussels.

During the meeting Mrs. Vassiliou expressed her satisfaction with the big progress of the European Chess Union concerning the project “Chess in school” and the big support which the Written Declaration 50/2011 had received by the MEPs in the EU Parliament. Mrs. Vassiliou gave her full support to the Chess in School program and expressed the EU Commission's willingness to cooperate very closely with the European Chess Union in several chess projects regarding chess in school, including big chess event for children of Europe and China. Judit thanked the Commissioner giving her patronage to the EU Polgar Chess Festival last November, and also informed her about the progress that the Judit Polgar Chess Foundation made in Hungary introducing chess in the National Curriculum.