The John Cockerill Foundation is active in the domains of the history and heritage of John Cockerill, but also in the cultural, social and humanitarian domain.
Preserving the cultural and patrimonial heritage of which the John Cockerill Group is the keeper, has always been our concern at all times. Since he took over the Group in 2002, Bernard Serin major shareholder of the John Cockerill Group has always held preserving the material and immaterial heritage of the enterprise dear to his heart. The start of the renovation of the listed Chateau and its surroundings more than 10 years ago, and its completion in 2017, is an outstanding example of this. The participation of the John Cockerill Group in the urban rehabilitation of the City of Seraing is another.
Today, the John Cockerill Foundation intends to further expand this approach by opening out to the public the patrimonial sites of the Seraing Chateau, while ensuring the management of the donations and archives allied to John Cockerill and by assisting with specific and educational projects surrounding the history of the industrial group.
The John Cockerill Group has always been active in supporting external cultural initiatives. The John Cockerill Foundation intends to carry on down this path. It thus contributes to the realization and donation of works of art such as that by Roger Jacob, the Arcs by Venet, a replica of the Atomium, but also to supporting the Pro-méthéa collective, the Theatre of Liège and La Boverie…
The John Cockerill Foundation supports associations in Belgium and abroad in the social and humanitarian domain. Within the framework of these activities, the foundation intends to provide genuine added value to the quality of life of these associations, involve its personnel and enable associations to benefit from solutions which respond to their needs.