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Celebrating you and the ‘freelance ecosystem in Europe’ to bring about lasting change. 10-days to highlight challenges, to drive solutions and to establish new collaborations through #EFWeek2020.​
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As part of the Freelancers Week, anyone can arrange an event under a united theme and branding which can be hosted digitally,
reaching and uniting freelancers and communities around the world.

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European Freelancers Week 2020 - October 16-25th

The Freelancers Week, parent of the celebrated #EFWeek, is specifically created to offer independent professionals and coworking spaces across the globe the means to join together to improve their independent careers through learning, skill-sharing, networking, and political action.

As part of the Freelancers Week anyone can arrange an event under a united theme and branding which can be hosted digitally, reaching and uniting freelancers and communities around the world.

Whether you’re just starting out as a freelancer or have been working as one for years, one of the biggest problems you face is the isolation of remote work, the lack of information and discourse specific to your situation or the ability to collaborate with other specialists in their field.

Freelancers, coworking spaces, organisations of every type and size are encouraged to participate by organising local EVENTS, offering special DEALS and taking ACTION.

Freelancers Week aims to:
  1. Generate recognition of the value freelancers bring to the economy and society as well as their role in creating the future of work.
  2. Facilitate community building and connection among freelancers through bottom-up initiatives and collaboration.
  3. Improve conditions for independent working and workers, through learning, sharing, networking and policy action. 
  4. Highlight the challenges that freelancers face, as well as showcase the solutions that are at the vanguard of the future of work.
  5. Showcase the international freelance ecosystems

Get help with your event?

Step 01

Want to run an event

Want to run or host an event but don’t know where to start?

We have a planning handbook and a community to help.

Step 02

Register your event

We’ll review your submission and add it to the #EFWeek events program as soon as possible.

Step 03

And You’re All Set!​

Your event will be loaded on our website HERE and freelancers can start booking their spots for your event!

What EFWeek offers its participants

2020 will be the fifth #EFWeek, and we’re calling on freelancer-friendly businesses to come on board as our sponsors by either arranging an event, in-kind donations or monetary sponsorships.

EFWeek2020 highlights:

  1. Better options for working and collaboration in coworking spaces to freelancers who are isolated.
  2. Trends and burning issues that freelancers and coworking spaces deal with.
  3. Talent and the ecosystems available to freelancers and coworking spaces through innovative new technologies.

Whether you’re just starting out as a freelancer or have been working as one for years, some of the biggest problems you face are tackled and addressed among the community of Freelancers Week sponsors and supporters. 

Become part of a network of the future of work and new economy enthusiasts driving towards a more inclusive and fair economy for all.

Inspire

Reboot your enthusiasm by taking part in events where freelancers share their stories – or share your own!

Promote

Tell the world how amazing you are! EFWeek is a chance to share your success stories and gain recognition.

Connect

Network with freelancers, find colleagues and contacts, get matched to companies seeking your skills.

co-create

Find collaborators for your projects. You can't do everything alone! This is the place to meet new partners.

Learn

Become a better freelancer! Take part in workshops to improve your personal business skills.

Activate

Start a campaign or get involved in social and political actions to improve freelancers’ work conditions.

But what makes EFWeek so special?

While many talk about the future of work, the changing face of the global economy, and negotiating the problems and triumphs of the nature of work, the coalition that creates the Freelancers Week sees to it that those changes are being made and shown to the world every day. 

The coworking spaces that participate in the #EFWeek form an infrastructure for the future of work, supporting the freelancers and businesses they work with in creating a future we want to return to.

By speaking for one week with one voice, issues such as payment protections, pension protections, protection in case of illness and disability, and civil rights protections are highlighted as the importance of providing a safety net to the millions who work independently

Through digital conferences such as #EFWeek, opportunities are created to talk to, reflect on, and share what we have learned through where we have been, and chart the course for where we want to go.

Monetary Sponsorship Packages

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum
Features BronzeSilverGoldPlatinum
Features
1300
3400
5500
10000
Website Branding
Newsletter mention and profile
Social Media posts
Press Kit mention and profile
Poster & Postcard opening event
Blog post
Sponsor E-badge (email and website)
Kickoff Event speaking slot
Promotion (event + deal on social media)
Access to Network (intro to partners and contact facilitation)
Podcast Episode

Bronze

€1300.00

Silver

€3400.00

Gold

€5500.00

Platinum

€10000.00

Monetary Sponsorship Packages

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum
Features BronzeSilverGoldPlatinum
Features
1300
3400
5500
10000
Website Branding
Newsletter mention and profile
Social Media posts
Press Kit mention and profile
Poster & Postcard opening event
Blog post
Sponsor E-badge (email and website)
Kickoff Event speaking slot
Promotion (event + deal on social media)
Access to Network (intro to partners and contact facilitation)
Podcast Episode

Bronze

€1300.00

Silver

€3400.00

Gold

€5500.00

Platinum

€10000.00

become a sponsor?

Step 01

Cash Or In Kind?​

There are different ways you can sponsor EFWeek, choose the one that best suits you!

  • Money (packages and standalone options)
  • Promotion
  • In Kind
  • Special Offers/Deals

Step 02

We will Contact you

Complete our online form based on your preferred method of sponsorship HERE.

Once you’ve submitted your sponsorship form one of our representatives will be in touch to complete the process with you, discuss the details of your offer and answer any questions you may have.

Step 03

And You’re All Set!​

Once you’ve successfully signed on as a sponsor EFWeek will be including you in our marketing activities and platforms according to your package or offer.

You, in turn, will be able to promote your participation as an official sponsor for EFWeek via your platforms and channels as well!

A movement connecting independent professionals across Europe

about the European Freelancers Movement.

Independent Professionals

The number of people working for and by themselves continues to grow. There are now an estimated 11 million independent professionals in Europe, making up 5% of the total workforce. Independent Professionals better known as "Freelancers", are people working in the service sector who are self employed and do not have any employees. The growth of Freelancing is challenging the traditional way of work, as well as the social structures around it. Government aren't sure how to treat freelancers and often ignores or penalizes them. As a result, in many different countries, organizations have emerged representing freelancers, raising their concerns, and building solutions to improve freelancers' working conditions.

About the Movement

Europe's growing independent workforce now has a common voice. The European Freelancers' Movement is a network of organizations that represent and support independent workers in various countries. There are freelancers' organizations in Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain and the United Kingdom. These organizations all network and collaborate through EFIP. The European form of independent professionals published a manifesto calling for better conditions for independent workers. We demanded that government and businesses recognize freelancers, give us a voice, count us properly, give us access, and treat us fairly.

Recognize Freelancers

Give us official status at all levels of government and bureaucracy. Remember us when you create policy that affects us.

Give us Access

Make sure Freelancers can access all government services, bid for official contracts, access training programs, and qualify for funding.

Count us!

Include us in all official statistics, and study our demographic better. Don't put us together with other small business categories.

Give us a Voice

Talk to our representative organizations, give us a seat at the table and appoint an EU freelancers' envoy to champion our concerns.

Treat us Fairly!

Pay us on time! Write contracts that treat us ethically.

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But don’t take our word for it:​

“Freelancers are important actors in local and regional ecosystems, as flexible providers of services and as possible future innovative entrepreneurs. #EFWeek is an inspiring example of a bottom-up initiative that brings freelancers together, encourages peer-learning and skills sharing, and connects them to a bigger movement in cities and regions across Europe that supports freelancers as vital contributors to innovation and growth.”

Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President of the European Committee of the Regions

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Book your Nook

Make use of this fantastic add-on… activate a Nook pod in your venue over the 10-day #EFWeek celebration.

A Nook is a trendy mobile huddle pod that houses a group of collaborators in dynamic environment.

You too can book your Nook and maximise it over #EFWeek2020 to drive awareness and interest around your events.

To get the nod to crack the pod, get in touch here.

We’d would love to hear your story and interview you for a blog post on the EFWeek website.

Tell us more about yourself here. ​