Featured People: an interview with Raymond Georis

  Raymond Georis at the Historic Speech debate at BOZAR. Photo ©Yves Gervais

Raymond Georis at the Historic Speech debate at BOZAR. Photo ©Yves Gervais

Culture is not just external manifestations of creativity – art, architecture, books,
education, music, science, theatre and so on – vital as they are - it is also intrinsic to how
we frame ourselves as human beings and how we value each other.
— Raymond Georis

In this interview with Dee O’Sullivan, Raymond Georis, former ECF director and secretary general, who also founded the European Foundation Centre (EFC) to help strengthen European philanthropic funding, looks back at ECF's 60th anniversary and the 25th birthday of EFC, and reflects on their contribution to enabling an ‘open, democratic, creative and inclusive Europe’ and the changing context of Europe’s place in the world, then and now.