We are Euro Freelancers, a synergic network of independent professionals and investors advocating for policy, business and society to become more conducive to the self-employed way of working.

  • Five Criteria to Define Freelancers in the Revised European SME Definition

    Five Criteria to Define Freelancers in the Revised European SME Definition

    The European Commission has called to revise the European SME Definition in a recent Inception Impact Assessment. The original definition dates back to 2003 and has been widely adopted throughout the EU as an important tool to determine whether enterprises fall within the scope of certain legislation and to provide legal certainty. This is a […]

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  • Four Ways Freelancers Can Contribute to Rural Development

    Four Ways Freelancers Can Contribute to Rural Development

    Freelancing gives you freedom. Typically, freedom to work from wherever you choose. But is it also fulfilling its promise of bringing more and better quality of work to rural areas? European regions are experiencing a new wave of independent working and the trend is growing. Coworking spaces have sprung up in towns across the continent […]

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  • Can the social dialogue be replaced by an algorithm?

    Can the social dialogue be replaced by an algorithm?

    The social dialogue is the process whereby social partners (trade unions and employer organisations) negotiate, often in collaboration with the government, labour market policies. It is a widespread procedure to develop employment legislation in the European Union. Data Driven Social Dialogue No one has ever discussed a topic which popped out of mind and which I've called […]

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  • Why Self-Employment Needs Nurturing, and not Protection

    Why Self-Employment Needs Nurturing, and not Protection

    The European Parliament has recently voted in favour of a stronger European Pillar of Social Rights, including labour protections for all workers, “regardless of the type of contract or employment relationship.” This is simply unrealistic and can backfire. The report suggests full-time contracts should remain the norm, and on-demand platforms should guarantee certain core working hours to all […]

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Introducing Euro Freelancers

  • About Us

    About Us

    06/06/2013 |

    Euro Freelancers is shaping the future of work. Through a new kind of freelance marketplace, we match our pool of independent EU affairs and funding consultants, project managers and investors with organizations looking for the …    

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  • Advisory

    Advisory

    16/02/2013 |

    Euro Freelancers helps organisations add an effective European dimension to their strategic operations. We provide advisory services for the entire life cycle of a fundraising or advocacy activity. We specialise in designing …          

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  • EU Funding

    EU Funding

    15/02/2013 |

    Euro Freelancers offers high-quality, customized project application and implementation services to help clients seize new EU funding opportunities and turn innovative ideas into project proposals. This ranges from EU public grants and private … identification, consortium recruitment, application writing, selection of experts, negotiation with the granting authorities, budgeting, quality control and project implementation. EU Public […]

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  • Business Angels Services

    Business Angels Services

    14/02/2013 |

    Our consultants act as private investors for innovative sustainable ventures with demonstrated high-level growth that require equity capital for EU exploitation plans. We are specialised in business angels funding for social innovation …  entrepreneurship and solutions for solving environmental challenges by the use of environmental technologies. We mainly invest in high-growth enterprises and entrepreneurs dedicated to tackling some of society’s greatest challenges with strong […]

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  • EU Affairs Freelancers Association

    EU Affairs Freelancers Association

    13/02/2013 |

    Euro Freelancers launched the EU Affairs Freelancers Association (EAFA) in January 2013 after a high level event in the European Parliament. EAFA is a non-profit partnership of independent EU affairs professionals and …    

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  • Uniqueness

    Uniqueness

    12/02/2013 |

    Why Should You Engage Independent EU Affairs Professionals? The answer is simple: "because it is both cost effective and result effective.” Independent EU affairs consultants can add highly skilled value in an effective …

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Blog

European Freelancers Week is Open for Preregistration

14/08/2017 |
European Freelancers Week is Open for Preregistration

European Freelancers Week (#EFWeek) will return in multiple locations across Europe between October 7 – 15, 2017. Freelancers, self-employed professionals, digital nomads, solo-entrepreneurs and coworking spaces can now preregister to organise an event during #EFWeek. Help co-create Europe's biggest event for freelancers! What it is #EFWeek is an annual series of events held under a […]

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Freelancers Urge Europe to Support Cross-Border Services

01/02/2017 |
Freelancers Urge Europe to Support Cross-Border Services

The vast majority of freelancers are highly-skilled knowledge workers and business service providers.  Because of their flexible mind set, they are naturally driven to broaden horizons and expand at cross-border level. Truth is, freelancers know no boundaries — they only need a wifi connection and their brain to work. A New Services E-Card to Benefit Freelancers On […]

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What’s in Store for the Collaborative Economy in 2017

05/01/2017 |
What’s in Store for the Collaborative Economy in 2017

In 2017, collaborative economy companies are expected to both strengthen their market position, by for instance extending into other sectors, but also deal with existing and growing regulatory problems. One area where we will see more regulatory oversight is misclassification (employee vs self-employed) and an increase in health, safety and tax collection enforcement. Less Laissez-Faire […]

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Cracking the Numbers: How Government Surveys Should Track Freelancers’ Growth

11/12/2016 |
Cracking the Numbers: How Government Surveys Should Track Freelancers’ Growth

Freelancers are an important, but hidden, part of the small business population and one that sometimes is largely misunderstood. Recent media coverage of the gig economy has created the perception that most freelancers are either driving for Uber or performing household errands through TaskRabbit. But these activities are actually a very small subset of self-employment, […]

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Uber ruling must not prevent companies from engaging the self-employed

31/10/2016 |
Uber ruling must not prevent companies from engaging the self-employed

Uber today lost a landmark employment case in the UK, preventing the company to classify their drivers as self-employed. While independent work is prevalent in the construction, household, and transportation services, it is also widespread within certain types of specialized knowledge-intensive occupations. The largest majority of freelancers, the highly-skilled end of the self-employed and the fastest growing […]

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New VAT Rules on Digital Sales: A Headache for Freelancers

08/10/2016 |
New VAT Rules on Digital Sales: A Headache for Freelancers

What is the Problem for Freelancers? According to the Directive on the Place of Supply of Services, from 1 January 2015, VAT on all telecommunications, broadcasting and electronic services will be taxed where the customer is based, rather than where the supplier is located. According to the EU Commission, this changeover will ensure a more […]

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Ensuring Proper Access to Finance for Freelancers

18/09/2016 |
Ensuring Proper Access to Finance for Freelancers

The life of freelancers is characterised by many positive factors, such as freedom and flexibility, including the ability to determine when and where they work and what type of work they do. These factors are leading more Europeans to choose independent work, most of the times without the need of any upfront financial support, often […]

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Eradicating False Self-Employment in Europe

04/09/2016 |
Eradicating False Self-Employment in Europe

What is the Problem? The issue of false (also called bogus) self-employment has jumped in the forefront of debate among European policy makers, and is included as a priority of the new EU Platform to Tackle Undeclared Work. Concerns have emerged about the potential exploitation of low-paid, low-skilled vulnerable self-employed workers, mostly those operating in the […]

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