George Sarlis

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George is a Cultural Manager, Consultant on EU Grants and Policy Advisor for Local Authorities and cities.


Since September 2018, he is the co-founder of MOSAIC // CULTURE & CREATIVITY, a Social Enterprise encouraging cultural and social innovation, supporting creative entrepreneurship and activating the potential of cultural and creative industries.

At 2013, while he was living in the UK, he founds SYNERGY EUROPEAN CONSULTING LTD in London, a smart and flexible consultancy specialising in EU Funding, Project Development, Project Management, Creativity and Cultural Management, Strategy and Policy Making consulting.

He was the Executive Director of the Larissa 2021 European Capital of Culture Candidacy Office during the Greek national Bid Contest (2015 to 2016). Today, he is a member of the Pool of Experts that provide capacity building services and peer-learning activities to upcoming European Capitals of Culture (ECOC) in the “Capacity Building for European Capitals of Culture” EU initiative.

He gained extensive experience in Local Authority in Greece. For almost a decade he was working as the Mayor’s Consultant on Development Issues at Patras Municipality and as a Project Coordinator at Patras Municipal Development Enterprise – ADEP SA. George is a Lecturer at the Greek “National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government – E.K.D.D.A.” specialized on EU-related subjects.

He holds a BA in International and European Relations, an MA in European Union and Developing Countries and an MSc in Management of Cultural Organisations.

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