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Karen Wessinger (Author's Website)

Karen Wessinger is an independent European affairs consultant who has been providing strategic advice and communications support to associations and companies in a variety of sectors. She has over 10 years experience in advisory services and advocacy projects particularly in the internal market, health, food, consumer affairs and financial services sectors.

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How to Thrive in the Platformization of Everything

06/06/2019 |
How to Thrive in the Platformization of Everything

Xamk’s international Summer Term takes place for the first time this year in Kouvola and Mikkeli campuses. In Kouvola it consists of 5 courses, and runs from May 6 to August 23. The general theme of all the courses is Artificial Intelligence and I had the chance to interview one of the lecturers, Marco Torregrossa, […]

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Platform Strategies for Business in the Digital Age

21/02/2019 |
Platform Strategies for Business in the Digital Age

Platforms have been transforming entire sectors of the economy, marginalizing incumbents and enabling small startups to rise rapidly to global dominance. Many of the world’s most valuable companies are platforms. 70% of the world’s top 10 companies by market capitalization(Amazon, Apple, Alibaba, Microsoft, Facebook et al) and 70% of the $1 billion+ unicorn startups (Didi, Airbnb, […]

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Freelance Fundraisers Application

06/02/2019 |
Freelance Fundraisers Application

Euro Freelancers is a curated marketplace for consulting and legal services on-demand. We work with a number of startups which try to raise private capital and which require liaison with investors across Europe. We are now accepting applications to strengthen our network of freelance consultants and raise private investment funding in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, […]

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3 Signs That it’s Time to Start Freelancing

13/11/2017 |

For many individuals, the idea of becoming a freelancer is an exciting prospect. Setting your own hours, choosing the clients you work with, and doing what you love may seem like a dream. However, in 2015, it was reported that freelancers comprise “25% of all those working in professional, scientific and technical work” in the EU. In […]

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European Freelancers Week is Open for Registration

14/08/2017 |

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 submit 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 common branding in […]

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Self-employed and entrepreneurship: breaking the barriers to job creation

02/03/2016 |

Promoting self-employment and entrepreneurship is an important way of creating new jobs and enhancing the labour market opportunities for the unemployed and other disadvantaged groups. Are Member States using the full potential of self-employment and entrepreneurship for tackling their employment challenges? About 16% of the EU’s working population were self-employed in 2014 (see also our blog post […]

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