The Perelman Foundation is a non-profit organization incorporated under Belgian law as a fondation de droit privé. It is dedicated to promoting the study and development of the thought and works of professor Chaïm Perelman.
In this spirit, it offers help to young researchers and professors, especially in the areas of argumentation, legal philosophy and logic.
In this framework, it regularly awards the "Perelman Prize" to a young researcher in recognition of a publication that constitutes an original elaboration of the themes developed by Chaïm Perelman.
The Perelman Foundation also supports the organization of conferences, colloquys and exchanges of foreign professors and researchers in the context of teaching programmes or university research projects. Finally, it may grant support for any publication connected with the various domains of Chaïm Perelman’s thought.
The Perelman Foundation is made up of people who, through their activities, work toward the development of the thought of Chaïm Perelman or have demonstrated an interest in his works.
It is administered by a Board of administrators which includes a President (Guy Haarscher), a Secretary General (Emmanuelle Danblon) and a Treasurer (Jean Christiaens).