The European Freelancers Week stands in solidarity with those who have been impacted by the events in Ukraine. Visit the European Coworking Assembly to show your support to the affected communities.

The European Freelancers Week stands in solidarity with those who have been impacted by the events in Ukraine. Visit the European Coworking Assembly to show your support to the affected communities.

Loneliness in Freelancing and How to Reduce it

Loneliness is a growing concern, particularly among freelancers who work remotely, without the support and camaraderie that is often found in traditional workplaces.  Working alone for extended periods can lead to a sense of social isolation and disconnection from others, which can have a significant impact on  psychological well-being and overall health. However, with loneliness […]

The Reality of Harassment: Protecting Freelancers in Europe

Trigger warning: discussion of different types of harassment  As a freelancer, working in the gig economy can be both rewarding and challenging. Freelancers have the freedom to choose their work and schedule, but they also face unique challenges such as inconsistent income and a lack of job security. However, one often overlooked issue that freelancers […]

Find Clients Online to Become a Digital Nomad

Author: SafetyWing A fully nomadic lifestyle…it’s the dream. From workdays planned around surf swells to champagne powder ski destinations, being a digital nomad has plenty of perks, but it isn’t always sustainable. The hustle for how to get clients is a constant struggle as you’ll need to stand out amongst workers who agree to work […]

A Recession: What it Will Be and How to Overcome It

Whenever the word ‘recession’ starts creeping into the news, individuals, corporates, and small businesses start to feel the pressure that the idea causes and what this will mean for their company. Whilst other nations have declared that they are in a recession, the United Kingdom has not publicly acknowledged that the country is in the […]

Freelancing Communities Rely on IDEA

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In our #EFWeek2022 kick-off event on Monday 17 October, Tash Thomas, Director of IDEA with the ECA was in conversation with host, Elina Jutelyte, founder of Freelance Business Month, about the freelance community and the role Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) play. Freelancing is a career choice people make based on their needs. Some […]

Freelance Network Italia Brings You Freelance Fun in Milan this #EFWeek

Barbara Reverberi, is an experienced and passionate journalist-turned-freelancer since 2012 and is the founder of Freelance Network Italia, established in 2017. At first it started as a Facebook group to share knowledge and combat the feeling of loneliness, and now entails so much more. From training, fundamental freelance support and resources, this passion-project of Barbara’s has […]

Freelance Business Community, for the Betterment of Freelancing

In our industry, collaboration is key! It’s at the heart of what we do, it’s a need in our blood to connect with others, it’s a necessary principle to make a somewhat lonely journey more crowded. It’s a calling to be part of an ecosystem of independent professionals working towards a common goal. Seeing the […]

#EFWeek Manifesto: a Worthy Cause to Get Behind

Are you a freelancer or do you know a freelancer? Did you know that freelancers are the only people in Europe who can quite legally be discriminated against, paid substandard wages, and be denied work based on their age, gender, sex, religion, creed, race, or national origin?  We do not often think about it, but […]

Counting down to #EFWeek2022, 14 – 21 October

We are in the final stretch to the beginning of the seventh annual European Freelancers Week (#EFWeek), with just 14 days to go. This year, the theme of #EFWeek2022 is; Freelancers: We are the drivers of the economy. In a first for #EFWeek, the theme was voted on by the public on social media and […]

Mark Your Diary for #EFWeek2022: 14 to 21 October

The seventh annual European Freelancers Week (#EFWeek) is fast approaching. This year we celebrate with the theme: Freelancers, the drivers of the economy.  The theme was chosen to highlight the fact that freelancers contribute to the European economy in many ways through their work, and not all the ways are acknowledged. In fact, during 2020 […]

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