Chess Nation is a Berlin-based non-profit which uses chess to achieve social change. We believe that chess is more than just a game and has the power to contribute to society: by bringing people together, fostering social inclusion, and supporting personal development.
Chess Nation was founded in 2019 and aims to set up a range of projects tailored for different groups. Our current projects include running a chess club in Berlin’s largest prison, promoting the game in a Brandenburg village, and developing a social chess app. In addition we have been running Chess For Fun, which started off as a weekly get-together in Neukölln but which we would like to turn into a more decentralised group in the future.
Artur runs a 4-day-a-week company and a permaculture farm in Brandenburg. He is a co-founder of Chess Nation and helps with ‘Chess in Villages’, ‘Chess for Fun’ and our communications.
Frank is the CEO of a London-based charity and also writes novels. He is a co-founder of Chess Nation and helps with ‘Chess in Prisons’.
Gonzalo is a web developer and rock climbing enthusiast. He helps with 'Chess Nation Online'.
Jarek is a market and social researcher. He is a co-founder of Chess Nation and helps with ‘Chess for Fun’ and ‘Chess in Prisons’.
Marek is a software developer and avid board game player. He helps with 'Chess Nation Online'.
Thanh is writing her first novel and runs a permaculture farm in Brandenburg. She helps with 'Chess in Villages' and our communications.