Chair in European Values (UCLouvain)

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 Maurice Velge and it is funded mainly by the Baillet-Latour Fund. The current chair holder at UCLouvain is Wim Weymans.

 

 

 

News

Talk on the History of European Values (2021)

In February 2021 Wim Weymans gave a talk on ‘a critical history of European values’ for an international and interdisciplinary group of experts who want to translate the results of the latest...

In memoriam Maurice Velge (1935-2020)

On 4 October 2020 Maurice Velge passed away at the age of 84. Almost a decade ago, he came up with the idea of a Chair in European Values and he helped to convince two universities, the UCLouvain...

New researcher Nicolas Arens

In September 2020 Nicolas Arens obtained a 3-year post-doctoral grant from the FNRS to do research at UCLouvain, where he will be affiliated in part to the chair in European values. He will do...

Guest seminar on European values at the College of...

In July 2020 Wim Weymans gave a 2-hour guest seminar on “European values” at the College of Europe (Bruges) as part of their yearly one-week “intensive seminar on the EU” training program....

Guest seminar Kris Grimonprez “Case4EU@school”...

In April 2020 the Chair in European Values at UCLouvain welcomed Kris Grimonprez to exchange views on European values with students about her ongoing project “Case4EU@school” (KU Leuven). Due...

Events

European values and emotions (2020)

International Conference Europe and its Values at the Heart of Contradictory Emotions, 5 March 2020 (UCLouvain Saint-Louis, Brussels) Colloque international L’Europe et ses valeurs...

Debate Van Middelaar on EU elections (2019)

Debate with Luuk van Middelaar on values after the EU-elections (2019) On 5 June 2019, just after the European Elections, the Chair in European Values at UCLouvain and its counterpart at...

Courses

History of European integration (Autumn 2020)

LEUSL2043 — History of European integration (interwar's period to European enlargement) (taught in English) In the autumn of 2020 Wim Weymans taught an MA course in English on the history of...

Seminar on European values (Spring 2020)

LEUSL2051 — Interdisciplinary seminar "Rethinking Europe" (taught in English) In the spring of 2020, a group of 30 students coming from all over Europe participated in an interdisciplinary...

Lecture on the History of European Integration (Autumn 2019)

In the autumn of 2019 Wim Weymans taught an MA class in English on the history of European integration at UCLouvain. This course was attended by 60 students that came from all over Europe and...

A course on pluralism and cultural diversity in Europe...

LEURO1304 — Pluralism and culture diversity in Europe (taught in French) In his part of a class on “pluralism and cultural diversity” – taught with Anne-Sophie Gijs – Wim Weymans...

A seminar on “Rethinking Europe” (Spring 2019)

LEUSL2051 — Interdisciplinary seminar "Rethinking Europe" (taught in English) A relatively small group of 24 students coming from all over Europe participated in an interdisciplinary...

A lecture series on the history of European Integration...

LEUSL2043 — History of European integration (interwar’s period to European enlargement) (taught in English) In Autumn 2018 Wim Weymans and Jan-Willem Brouwer taught an MA class attended...

Other Past Events

Other Past Events

2019   Paper on Values in Europe (Louvain-la-Neuve, 28 March 2019) As part of a series of events around the topic “inhabiting our world” [“Habiter le Monde”] Wim Weymans...