Young FIDE Seminar

Following a by-now good tradition, the FIDE 2020 Congress in the Netherlands will feature a Young FIDE Seminar (previously the PhD-Seminar). This seminar will take place on 12 May 2021, the first day of the Congress, and it is hosted by Leiden University.

During the Young FIDE Seminar young researchers and practitioners can share their own contributions on one of the three FIDE main topics. Attendance during the seminar is open to all young EU scholars (researchers and graduate students) and practitioners, independent of participation in the main FIDE 2020 Congress.

The Young FIDE Seminar will be opened by Professor Sacha Prechal, Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union. Subsequently, selected papers on the FIDE topics will be presented by the authors and discussed by three panels during a plenary session. The different panels of the seminar will be chaired by Young FIDE Rapporteurs. The young rapporteurs will present their observations during the main FIDE Congress and will also contribute to the fourth congress volume to be published after this congress.

We are looking forward to an intense and constructive exchange of arguments and ideas during the Young FIDE Seminar and invite everybody interested to register via the registration button below. There is a maximum number of 70 participants.

Attendance of the Young FIDE Seminar is free of charge (this includes lunch). For participants of this seminar who wish to attend the FIDE Congress there is a reduced fee of 350 EUR (early registration) or 400 EUR (late registration) available. Participation to the Young FIDE Seminar does not require participation to the main FIDE Congress. More information and updates about the Young FIDE Seminar will be published on this website.

Depending on the available budget, we might be able to cover the hotel (one night) for young rapporteurs as well as for PhD students who wish to attend the Young FIDE Seminar, but whose universities do not cover the costs.

The Young FIDE Seminar was prepared and organized by the Young FIDE Committee, which consists of Frederik Behre, Clara van Dam, Pauline Huurnink and Marijn van der Sluis.

For all inquiries regarding the Young FIDE Seminar, please contact

Provisional programme

Wednesday 12 May 2021

09:30 – 10:00 Registration Young FIDE (with Coffee/Tea/Water)

10:00 – 10:30 Opening lecture by Judge Sacha Prechal

10:30 – 12:00 Presentation of three papers on FIDE Topic I

12:00 – 13:15 Lunch break

13:15 – 14:45 Presentation of three papers on FIDE Topic II

14:45 – 15:15 Coffee break

15:15 – 16:45 Presentation of three papers on FIDE Topic III

16:45 – 17:00 Closing remarks

17:15 Bus pick-up to The Hague from Academy Building