On 26/06/2020 an online meeting with WGM, Vice-President of European Chess Union (ECU) Dana Reizniece-Ozola took place.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Director of the Institute Smbat Lputian made a welcoming speech and mentioned that he had the opportunity to work with Dana Reizniece-Ozola many times. Mr. Lputian assured that by cooperating and working together we can have more achievements.
Vahan Sargsyan, Head of the Institute’s Scientific Program, presented the research directions and emphasized the international interest in the research work, adding that with the cooperation of the “Chess” Scientific Research Institute and the Armenian Virtual College, distance learning classes for chess teachers are being developed.
The guest was interested in the steps taken to internationalize the Institute. In response, the Director of the Institute and the Head of Scientific Program stated that the work on international cooperation continues and large-scale work is being carried out on the implementation of international training.
At the end of the meeting, Dana Reizniece-Ozola stated that she is ready to substantiate the effectiveness of the Institute’s research activities within the framework of the European Chess Union, and offered to develop a joint project with the cooperation of  EDU Commission of FIDE which can be very valuable from the point of view of international researchers.

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