The European Freelancers Week is an annual event that happens all across Europe, and is an initiative by European Forum of Independent Professionals (EFIP). This year we are sponsoring the event that fits perfectly with the Society 3.0 vision, and to tell a bit more about it to everyone within the S2M Ecosystem we spoke to Marco Torregrossa, one of the organisers.

Hello Marco, could you tell us a bit about Freelancer Week?

Coordinated by a coalition of national freelancers’ associations in 11 European countries, #EFWeek is the world’s largest annual celebration of independent work helping millions of Europeans discover the Freelance Economy. It is carried out as a series of independent events held under a common theme and branding in different European countries.

What is your goal with Freelancer Week?

The objective is to shed light on the value freelancers create to the European economy and society. We are on a mission to bring freelancers’ challenges and grassroots solutions to the forefront of the #futureofwork debate.

What do you see as the biggest needs for freelancers right now?

To join forces with one another and collaborate. See: https://medium.com/freelancers-europe/european-freelancers-week-returns-1eac0943c20

And what are the main trends?

Wait for results of European Freelancers Survey: https://medium.com/freelancers-europe/announcing-the-european-freelancers-survey-3ccc994e53f2 to be published on October 12 during #EFWeek launch event: https://www.facebook.com/events/419114978581419/

The freelance week happens in lots of places at the same time, in which countries can people participate?

All across Europe. See map: https://freelancersweek.org/events/

And how can freelancers participate?

Join a local event near you: https://freelancersweek.org/events/ or redeem one deal: https://freelancersweek.org/deals/

How can event organisers subscribe their event?

They can do it at https://freelancersweek.org/get-involved/submit-event/

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