International Chess Federation
Monday, 07 Sep 2020 05:47
Announcing FIDE Congress 2020

The FIDE Council has approved the decision of holding the FIDE General Assembly online, on December 6, 2020 (Sunday).

According to the new FIDE Charter, the Assembly, together with the meetings of the Zonal Council, the FIDE Council, and the Commissions, forms the FIDE Congress, which dates are as follows:

- FIDE Commissions meetings: December 1-3, 2020
- FIDE Council meeting: December 4, 2020
- FIDE Zonal Council meeting: December 5, 2020
- FIDE General Assembly: December 6, 2020.

The exact time of the meetings, agenda, hosting platform, and invitation link will be provided in future communication.

If your National Federation or Affiliated Organization would like to propose an item to be included in the online General Assembly agenda, please provide the FIDE Secretariat with all the necessary documents, using the email According to the FIDE Charter, these proposals should reach the FIDE offices at least two months before the opening date of the General Assembly, so please make sure to send them by October 6, 2020.

We would also like to draw your attention to the provisions of Article 17.6 of the FIDE Charter and the requirements for delegates. The new FIDE Charter was approved earlier this year and it implies relevant changes. We recommend all participants in the FIDE Congress to get as familiar as possible with the FIDE Charter in preparation for the event.

Regarding the Commissions meetings, the meeting of a Commission may be held at an earlier date than the one proposed here, taking into account the opinion of the Commission members.