About me

George is an EU Expert and a Consultant on EU Funded Projects.
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.
Since September 2013, he is the founder of SYNERGY EUROPEAN CONSULTING, specializing in Culture & Creative Sector, EU Funding, Project Development, Project Management, Strategy and Policy Making consulting.

During 2015-2016 he was the Executive Director of the LARISSA 2021 EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE CANDIDACY OFFICE. 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.” specialized on EU-related subjects. He was also an External Lecturer at Higher Technological Educational Institute of Mesolonghi, (now T.E.I. of Western Greece) teaching EU Relations & Policies.

He graduated the Department of International and European Studies at Panteion University (Athens, Greece), and holds a postgraduate degree in the topic of European Union and Developing Countries. He also holds a second Master Degree in Cultural Organizations Management.

E-mail:  mail@georgesarlis.eu
Web:      http://www.synergy-european.eu
Twitter: @georgesar