To improve the integration of youngsters with and without disabilities and also to encourage disabled youngsters to enlist as a member of a chess club in one’s own town or village.
To organise annual exchanges between youngsters from (future) member states of the European Union, in which non-disabled or disabled people with a physical and/or visual handicap meet other youngsters in sports (such as chess) to get to know one another in order to enable casu quo realize natural communication, solidarity and integration at an European level.
Chess provides physical and/or visually disabled youngsters with a sport, which can be practiced at a level of complete equality. Thus the competitive practice of chess can improve tolerance, acceptance of differences and can act against all forms of exclusion between European youngsters.
This offers unique opportunities to recognize that being different or having a disability -whatever it might be- should not discourage one to respect another. (We achieve this through providing various forms of intercultural learning in the program).
The board of the foundation aspires for young people from the (future) member states of the European Union, non-disabled or disabled (with or without (functional) limitations to play an active part within Euro-Chess; this can be at board and organizational level.