Introduction to European Freelancers Week
European Freelancers Week is a series of events and actions created by and for independent workers held in different locations in mid October. The events inspire freelancers to join together to improve their independent careers through learning, skill sharing, networking and political action. Anyone can propose an event to be added to the calendar. Event formats include talks, workshops and networking sessions. #EFWeek is organized by a coalition of freelancers' organizations, coworking spaces and their communities. The first edition was held in 2016, with 65 events held in 14 countries, 2000 attendees and online reach of 500,000 people.
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The European Freelancers Week is an inspiring example of a bottom-up initiative that brings freelancers together in coworking spaces and events, encourages peer-learning and sharing of skills among them, and connects them to a bigger movement in cities and regions across Europe that supports freelancers as vital contributors to innovation and growth.