Vox Pop: Geoff from England

Vox Pop: Geoff from England -

vox pop Geoff with European Cup EUreka! Eurac research blogs

Age: 64

Country of origin: England

Country of residence: Italy

Profession: Manager


Q: How does the EU influence your day-to-day life?

A: Very little in direct sense


Q: When you think about the EU, what is the first picture that comes to your mind?

A: A building


Q: End the sentence: “Twenty years from now the EU…

A: … will need to have adapted to be less bureaucratic and more concerned with environmental and social issues in addition to its economic function“


Q: Choose three adjectives for the EU!

A: monsterish, protective, disappointing


Q: Explain the EU to an 8-year-old child (in elementary school) in one sentence.

A: The EU is like a grandfather who wants to help out but doesn’t always know what is going on…


Q: If the EU was an animal, what would it be and why?

A: A giraffe, long and leggy and hungry but not immediately feline and domestic


Q: Is there a dish (in your country) that describes Europe best, and why?

A: Scouse, it is a stew which has ingredients from different countries, is not very appealing to look at and does do some good and if ingredients are selected in a slightly different fashion would do more good


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