Executive Board Member
Benjamin Dalle is the director of CEDER, the study centre of CD&V, and an affiliated researcher at the Institute of Constitutional Law of the Catholic University of Leuven (KULeuven).
He graduated summa cum laude from the Ghent University Law School in 2005 and completed his final year in the Socrates Exchange Program at the University René Descartes (Paris V). He also holds an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from New York University (NYU), where he was a BAEF, Fulbright and Hugo Grotius scholar. After graduating Benjamin completed an internship at the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva.
Benjamin worked as an attorney at the Brussels Bar (2006-2011) and as an academic assistant at the Institute of Constitutional Law (2006-2009). He has extensive experience as an advisor on state reform, legal matters and asylum and migration to several federal deputy prime ministers (2008-2011).
Between 2011 and 2014 he was head of staff to the Belgian secretary of state for State Reform, Buildingsagency and Sustainable Development, dealing primarily with the implementation of the sixth state reform. Between the end of 2014 and early 2016, Benjamin was a deputy chief of staff to the Belgian minister of Justice.