The chair was established in 1995 in memory of Walter Jean Ganshof van der Meersch, founder and president of the Institute for European Studies at the ULB, holder of the chair of Public Law at the ULB, attorney general at the Belgian Court of Cassation and vice-president of the European Court of Human Rights. Walter Ganshof, who understood from the very beginning the potential of the Foundation, became its president after the death of Mrs Beddington.

The chair, held at the ULB by a visiting professor from Oxford or Cambridge, focuses on the economic, historical, political and legal aspects of European integration or on public law.

Regulations of the Ganshof van der Meersch Chair