Save the dates have just hit inboxes around the world, announcing the return of European Freelancers Week this October 12-21, 2018. Trackable by the hashtag #EFWeek, an annual series of events are held under common branding in different European countries, using a crowdsourced and distributed format. It is the world’s largest annual campaign celebrating independent work and helping millions of Europeans discover the Freelance Economy.
The Changing Way the World Works
In the United Kingdom, IPSE has long organized National Freelancers Day. In Italy, the first Freelance Day was held in 2013 in Torino, supported by ACTA. The idea was to create a single week where many events would take place in cities across Europe. The common goal being bringing together independent professionals. The variety of topics for these events show just how diverse the freelancer community can be. These individuals make up a multicultural spectrum that covers everything from coffee, to board games to accounting and client issues.
Last year’s programming included a digital launch event panel debate on “Collaborative Forms of Self-Employment”:
In the video you’ll see:
- Marco Torregrossa, European Forum of Independent Professionals
- Alex Wellman, E-Residency
- Sarah de Heusch, SMartBe
- Francesca Pesce, ACTA
- Joel Dullroy, VGSD
European Freelancers Week 2018
October 12-21, 2018
The #EFWeek is made up of smaller organizing efforts in each city/country and is dependent on the hard work of many willing participants. The organizing team is looking for individuals who want to partake in coordinating events in their own city. The event is also made possible by a variety of sponsors of which there are spots still available. For more info, visit their About page.
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