Benedikt Blomeyer is the director of EU policy at Allied for Startups (AFS), a global network of startup organizations. Situated in Brussels, Benedikt engages on policy issues ranging from AI to online platform regulation. Having worked on the Digital Single Market (including GDPR, Copyright, P2B, Geo-blocking) for the last six years, he is passionate about building legislation that empowers innovators. Prior to joining AFS, he worked for organizations including the European Small Business Alliance, Deutsche Welle and completed a traineeship at the Council of Europe. Benedikt holds a bachelor’s degree in politics and history from Jacobs University in Bremen and a master’s degree in international relations and economics from Johns Hopkins University.