About the Chair


The Chair in European Values (UCLouvain) promotes debate and reflection on "European values" in their diversity and complexity. The chair at UClouvain was established in 2015 – conjointly with a similar chair at UAntwerp – at the initiative of Baron Maurice Velge and it is funded mainly by the Baillet-Latour Fund. The current chair holder at UCLouvain is Wim Weymans.

Current chair holder (UCLouvain)

Since September 2018 Wim Weymans succeeded Luuk van Middelaar as the new chair-holder. Like his predecessor, he studied philosophy and history, focusing on political philosophy. Weymans already published in several languages on important European values such as human rights, liberty, equality and democracy. Before becoming the new chair-holder he taught history and theory of human rights (in New York), philosophy (in Leuven and Kortrijk) and philosophy of law and human rights theories (in Antwerp). He studied in Belgium (Leuven and Antwerp) and the UK (Cambridge) and did research in the US (in Centers for European studies of Berkeley and Harvard) and in France (Sciences Po) and Germany (Köln and Mainz).


Assistant to the Chair in European Values (UCLouvain) 

Ms. Sophie Kaisin, Assistant to the Chair in European Values (UCLouvain) (part-time)

EURO Place des Doyens 1/L2.01.03 

1348 Louvain-la-Neuve  

Email sophie.kaisin@uclouvain.be


Academic coordinators (UCLouvain)

Bernard Coulie (Université catholique de Louvain)

Vincent Dujardin (Université catholique de Louvain)