Handbook ::  A. Administrative Subjects

02. Non-Elected Commissions

1.

Membership and proceedings  

The following membership conditions and proceedings shall apply to all Commissions with the exception of the elected Commissions and the Commission for World Championships and Olympiads.

  1.1

Membership 

    1.1.1

Each Commission shall consist of:

  1. A Chairman appointed by FIDE President
  2. A Council consisting of a Secretary and up to 3 members appointed by the Chairman of the Commission or Committee.
  3. 8 members with consultative status: 4 to be appointed by the Chairman of the Commission and 1 each nominated by the Continental Presidents.
  4. two women members appointed by the Commission Chairman
    1.1.2

Members of the Council should be appointed on the basis of experience and expertise in the area of competence of the respective Commissions and Committees.                            

    1.1.3

Where possible, all Continents should be represented in Commissions. 

    1.1.4

If a member of the Council retires, or is inactive, he may be replaced for the remaining time of his assignment.

    1.1.5

The period of appointments shall be 4 years commencing right after the session of the General Assembly (GA) devoted to the election of FIDE Officials.

  1.2

Proceedings 

    1.2.1

Agenda of meetings shall be prepared by the Chairman and shall be sent, together with working documents, to all Members at least 1 month before a meeting is to take place. 

    1.2.2

Minutes of meetings are the responsibility of the Secretary of the Commission.

    1.2.3

Commissions shall report and make recommendations once a year to the GA or to the Executive Board (EB) in odd years.

    1.2.4

Chairmen of Commissions shall report on their activities to the Presidential Board (PB) whenever a need arises.

    1.2.5

Chairmen of Commissions shall prepare their budget for approval by the GA or EB. The budget proposals shall be sent to the Treasurer at least one month before the GA or the EB meetings.

2

Aims of the Commissions  

  2.1

Technical Commission (TEC) 

    2.1.1

The TEC shall be responsible for the Laws of Chess, the regulations and rules of Tournaments, the Swiss Pairing rules, as well as any specific Regulation for each FIDE Competition, except when otherwise stated.

    2.1.2

The TEC shall nominate the experts for the Rules & Tournament Regulations Commission (RTR).

    2.1.3

The TEC shall nominate the experts for the Technical Administrative Panel (TAP) regarding the technical aspects of the Chess Olympiads.

    2.1.4

The TEC shall nominate the experts for the Panel of Testers to test Chess Clocks (TCC) and Swiss Pairing Programs (SPP).

    2.1.5

The TEC shall propose amendments to rules and regulations as necessary.

  2.2

Arbiters Commission (ARB) 

    2.2.1

The ARB shall be responsible for regulating the titles for Arbiters in over- the- board competitions.

    2.2.2

The ARB shall vet arbiter title applications and examination results and recommend such awards to the GA, EB and/or the PB.

    2.2.3

The ARB shall be responsible for the curriculum for Seminars and Examinations.

    2.2.4

The ARB shall nominate experts to the Panel of Arbiters to conduct Seminars and Examinations (ASEP).

    2.2.5

The ARB shall make recommendations and propose amendments, as it sees fit, regarding its field of competence.

  2.3

Qualification Commission (QC) 

    2.3.1

The QC shall be responsible for regulating the FIDE Rating System and the FIDE titles for over-the-board competitions.

    2.3.2

The QC shall recommend title applications and registration and recommend such awards to the GA, EB and/or PB.

    2.3.3

The QC shall make recommendations and propose amendments, as it sees fit, regarding its field of competence.

  2.4

Chess in Schools Commission (CIS) 

    2.4.1

The SCH shall assist National Federations to introduce Chess in schools.

    2.4.2

The SCH shall prepare curricula and courseware for chess education in schools.

    2.4.3

The SCH shall prepare training programs for schools.

    2.4.4

The SCH shall make recommendations and propose amendments, as it sees fit, in its field of competence.

  2.5

Event’s Commission (EVE) 

    2.5.1

The EVE shall be responsible for the Bidding Process for all FIDE events, except the World Championship and the Women’s World Championship.

    2.5.2

The EVE shallbe responsible for regulating the titles for Organisers.

    2.5.3

The EVE shall be responsible for the curriculum for Seminars and Examinations for Organisers.

    2.5.4

The EVE shall nominate experts to the Panel of Organisers to conduct seminars and examinations.

    2.5.5

The EVE shall examine organizer title applications and examination results and recommend awards to the GA, EB and/or PB.

    2.5.6

The EVE shall recommend nominations for the annual President’s Award for chess events (non FIDE/Continental) and organise the Award ceremony for all FIDE Awards during the Olympiads in even-numbered years.

    2.5.7

The EVE shall make recommendations and propose amendments, as it sees fit, in its field of competence.

  2.6

Trainer’s Commission (TRG) 

    2.6.1

The TRG shall be responsible for regulating titles for trainers.

    2.6.2

The TRG shall recommend title applications and examination results and propose such awards to the GA, the EB and/or the PB. 

    2.6.3

The TRG shall prepare curricula and courseware for Seminars and Examinations.

    2.6.4

The TRG shall nominate experts for the Panel of Trainers to conduct Seminars and Examinations (PTSE).

    2.6.5

The TRG shall work in cooperation with FIDE-endorsed Academies.

    2.6.6

The TRG shall also work in cooperation with the Development Commission and the Schools Commission in aspects related to training at all levels.

    2.6.7

The TRG shall make recommendations and propose amendments, as it sees it fit, in its field of competence.

  2.7

Development Commission (DEV) 

    2.7.1

The DEV shall develop and promote Chess activities in Federations that are in need of technical, financial and chess skills assistance.

    2.7.2

The DEV shall propose, draw up and maintain a list of Federations requiring technical, financial and chess skills assistance.

    2.7.3

The DEV shall assist by providing Chess material and training.

    2.7.4

The DEV shall prepare a long term program for the benefit of such Federations, aimed at creating and developing Chess activities.

    2.7.5

The DEV shall aim at achieving the following objectives for developing Federations:

  • organisation of National Youth and Junior Championships every year
  • organisation of a FIDE-rated National Championship every year
  • participation in Chess Olympiads
  • each such Federation to have at least five active rated players, five certified and active trainers and five certified and active arbiters
    2.7.6

The DEV shall ensure that such a program results in Federations graduating, step by step, out of the list of Federations in need. This graduation shall take place within a reasonable time to be decided by the GA. A graduated Federation should no more appeal for such assistance from FIDE.

  2.8

Medical Commission (MED) 

    2.8.1

The MED shall organize anti-doping control in the major FIDE Events, at the request of the Events Commission, the Commission for World Championships & Olympiads and after consultation with the PB.

    2.8.2

The MED shall prepare anti-doping regulations for the approval by the GA and shall enforce them when duly approved.

    2.8.3

The MED shall advise and inform the PB on anti-doping matters.

    2.8.4

The MED shall appoint a representative to be present at all events where anti-doping control is carried out.

    2.8.5

The MED shall make recommendations and propose amendments, as it sees fit, in its field of competence.

  2.9

Commission for Women’s Chess (WOM) 

    2.9.1

The WOM shall promote and develop chess activities for women.

    2.9 2

The WOM shall prepare a program aiming, progressively, at a better representation of Women in all aspects of Chess activities.

    2.9.3

The WOM shall assist and cooperate with all Commissions with regards to Women’s Chess.

  2.10

Social Projects Commission (SPC)

    2.10.1

The SPC shall promote chess as a powerful tool for prevention, including areas such as: drug prevention, disease control and prison chess.

    2.10.2

The SPC shall develop and distribute strategies, guidance, metrics, standards, education and information on how to increase sustainability in connection with social projects

    2.10.3

The SPC shall promote the use of chess for peace throughout the world.

    2.10.4

The SPC shall liaise with other organisations with similar objectives.

  2.11

Social Action Commission (SAC)

    2.11.1

The SAC shall promote the use of chess as an aid for persons at risk from dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other mental illnesses particularly among seniors. Overall this Commission should deal with issues related to brain aging.

    2.11.2

The SAC shall promote the use of chess as an equalizer, especially in the areas of women’s equality and bridging the gap between the social and economic differences that impact people across the world.

    2.11.3

The SAC shall promote measures to use chess to help children at risk.

    2.11.4

The SAC shall liaise with other organisations with similar objectives.

3

Commission for World Championships and Olympiad (WCO)

   
 

Aims 

  3.1

The WCO shall prepare and update regulations for the Olympiads and the World Championships, including their cycles

  3.2

The WCO shall prepare the bidding procedures and negotiate bids for the above Events.

  3.3

The WCO shall inspect venues regarding these events.

  3.4

The WCO shall report on the bids and make recommendations to the relevant FIDE bodies (GA, Executive Board or/ and PB).

  3.5

The WCO shall follow up and supervise the preparations of such events.

  3.6

The WCO shall recommend to the President the appointment of the principals for World Championships and the Olympiads.

  3.7

The WCO shall liaise with the Continental Presidents regarding the appointment by the President of the foreign Arbiters who officiate at the Olympiad.

   
 

Membership 

  3.8

The Chairman of the Commission is appointed by the FIDE President

  3.9

The Commission consists of up to 3 members appointed by the Chairman

  3.10

The period of appointment shall be 4 years commencing right after the session of the GA devoted also to the elections of FIDE Officials.

  3.11

If a member of the Commission retires or is inactive, he may be replaced for the remaining period of his assignment.

  3.12

The Chairman of the Commission may appoint one of the members as Secretary.

       
 

Proceedings 

  3.13

The Chairman of the Commission shall report to the GA, the EB and to the PB.

  3.14

A budget of the Commission shall be prepared for submission to the Treasurer.

     

 

4.0

Special Projects:

  • Chess Art and Exhibition
  • Chess for the Disabled
  • Computer and Internet Chess
  • Chess Composition
  • International Organisations
  • Chess Media
   
  4.1

Appointment 

    4.1.1

The FIDE President shall appoint an Adviser for a 4-year period starting from the election of the President.

    4.1.2

If an Adviser can no longer act because of resignation or otherwise, or does not carry out his duties, he shall be replaced by the PB for the remaining period of his mandate.

    4.1.3

The FIDE President may appoint a PB Member to coordinate work with one, or more Advisors.

  4.2

Proceedings 

    4.2.1

The Adviser shall report yearly, after consultation with the relevant PB Member, to the GA, EB and/or to PB.

    4.2.2

The Adviser shall prepare a budget for the approval by the PB. After consultation with the relevant PB Member, the budget proposals shall be sent to the FIDE Treasurer at least one month before a GA or an EB meeting.

  4.3

Objectives 

    4.3.1

Chess Art and exhibition 

     

4.3.1.1

The Adviser shall be responsible for all matters related to Chess Art and Exhibition.
     

4.3.1.2

The Adviser shall prepare documents and material needed in his field of competence and make recommendations to the GA, the EB or the PB, after consultation with the PB Member concerned.
    4.3.2

Chess for the Disabled 

     

4.3.2.1

The Adviser shall be responsible for all matters related to Chess for the Disabled.
     

4.3.2.2

The Adviser shall prepare documents and material needed in his field of competence and make recommendations to the GA, the EB or the PB, after consultation with the PB Member concerned.
      4.3.2.3 Guidelines on treatment of disabled chess players in PDF format.
    4.3.3

Computer and Internet Chess 

     

4.3.3.1

The Adviser shall be responsible for all matters related to this field of competence.
     

4.3.3.2

The Adviser shall prepare documents and material needed in his field of competence and make recommendations to the GA, the EB or the PB, after consultation with the PB Member concerned.
    4.3.4

International Organisations 

     

4.3.4.1

The Adviser shall advise the PB on policies and relationship matters regarding various International Organisations.
     

4.3.4.2

The Adviser shall submit regular Activities Report to the FIDE General Secretary and/or FIDE Executive Director.
    4.3.5

Chess Composition 

     

4.3.5.1

The Adviser shall coordinate with the “Permanent Commission for Chess Composition” and advise the PB on policies and relationship matters regarding Composition Chess. 
     

4.3.5.2

The Adviser shall prepare documents and material needed in his field of competence and make recommendations to the GA, the EB or the PB, after consultation with the PB Member concerned.
    4.3.6

Chess Media 

     

4.3.6.1

The Adviser shall advise the PB on policies and relationship matters regarding the co-operation among media and event organisers.
     

4.3.6.2

The Adviser shall coordinate with Federations’ officers on information and media.
     

4.3.6.3

The Adviser shall cooperate with the media to attain a higher level of public image for FIDE.
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