George Sarlis is a Cultural Manager, Consultant on EU Grants and a Policy Advisor for Local Authorities and cities.
Since September 2018, he is the co-founder of MOSAIC // CULTURE & CREATIVITY, a Creative Enterprise based in Greece, encouraging cultural and social innovation, supporting creative entrepreneurship and activating the potential of cultural and creative industries.
He is the Founder and Director of SYNERGY EUROPEAN CONSULTING Ltd, in London (2013), specialising in EU Funding, Project Development, Project Management, Strategy and Policy Making consulting
From 2015 to 2016 he was in charge of the Larissa 2021 European Capital of Culture Candidacy Office. From 2007 to 2015 he was a member of the European Commission’s TEAM EUROPE Network, a panel of EU experts coordinated by DG COMM.
He has extensive experience in Local Authority in Greece. For almost a decade he was working as a Project Coordinator at Patras Municipal Enterprise for Planning and Development – ADEP SA (2004 – 2010) and then he was the Mayor’s Consultant on Development Issues at Patras Municipality (2011-2013).
George is a Lecturer at the Greek “National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government – E.K.D.D.A.” specialising on EU-related subjects. He was also an External Lecturer at Higher Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece (former T.E.I. of Messolongi) teaching EU Relations & Policies.
He graduated the Department of International and European Studies at Panteion University (Athens, Greece), and holds a Master Degree in Cultural Organizations Management. He also holds a Master degree in the topic of European Union and Developing Countries.