Korea Chair

The KF-VUB Korea Chair is hosted at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) of the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG). It is the primary contact point in Europe on policy issues related to Korea and the Korean Peninsula.

A joint initiative between the Korea Foundation and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), the Chair plays a strategic role in furthering Europe-Korea relations. It builds links between Europe and Korea through a number of activities and partnerships, and contributes actively to increasing the possibilities for their future cooperation on bilateral, regional and global levels.

The KF-VUB Korea Chair was launched in Brussels in October 2017 and in Seoul in May 2018. It acts as an independent platform in Brussels and across Europe to advance academically rigorous and informed discussions on policy questions that are of relevance to the Republic of Korea and Europe. It conducts policy research and discussions on a wide range of areas, with special focus on the security of the Korean Peninsula, EU-ROK relations and South Korea’s foreign policy.

The Chair holder is Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo who is also a Professor in International Studies at King’s College London.

Korea Chair “Timeline of Relations between Europe and South and North Korea”

The KF-VUB Korea Chair maintains and regularly updates a timeline of events and developments in Europe-South Korea and Europe-North Korea relations. View the latest timelines EU – Koreas Timeline.


KF-VUB Korea Chair
Research Professor
Senior Associate
Associate Researcher
PhD Researcher


Ramon Pacheco Pardo


June 11, 2024
09:30 - 14:00
April 9, 2024
13:30 - 16:30
January 30, 2024
October 19, 2023
09:00 - 15:30


In: Asian Leadership Conference
Ramon Pacheco Pardo
In: Munhwa
Ramon Pacheco Pardo
In: JoongAng Daily
Ramon Pacheco Pardo