Inspired by the events and good practices highlighted during the first European Freelancers Week #efw16, this Disruptive Innovation Festival session will offer practical examples of how freelancers and coworking spaces are creating a new reality of work.
Secretary General, European Forum of Independent Professionals
Formerly policy officer in the EU Commission and a lawyer by training, I am specialised in collaborative self-employment, cooperative solo-entrepreneurship, digital work on platforms and the impacts of flexible labor regulations on the future of work. Relentlessly building bridges between collaborative consumption and collaborative creation movements as a conduit to nurture skills, work and new forms of wealth. Great passion for how freelancers in the sharing economy and blockchain decentralised networks can enable and disrupt markets and regulations.
Campaign Manager, European Freelancers Week
Matija Raos is an independent creative strategist and visual communication designer passionate about product development, storytelling, community building and social impact. Matija is a founder and the President of the Croatian Independent Professionals Association (CIPA) and the Project Leader of the Coworking Croatia network. On behalf of CIPA, he serves as a Board member of European Forum of Independent Professionals (EFIP) and one of the European Freelancers Week’s (EFW) coordinators. Over the last 5 years, he has held numerous workshops, lectures and presentations (including TEDxUniversity, PechaKucha Night, Future of Work, Crowdfunding Convention Zagreb and European Coworking Conference) and facilitated and mentored at more than hundred gatherings around freelancing, coworking, crowdfunding, sharing economy and design thinking.
I truly believe in creating a new society with each other by becoming the best version of yourself, for yourself. Because only then you can be a genuine and added value for the world you're living in. [Society3.0] [Seats2meet.com] [Communication] [The ego] [Education] And I love to dance, read, have good conversation, and meet people.
Coordinator, European Freelancers Movement
Joel Dullroy is a journalist, startup founder and campaigner. He began his career as a newspaper journalist in Australia before moving to Berlin to launch two digital platforms, one focusing on coworking spaces, and another on shared property. He is the international representative of the VGSD, Germany's freelancers' association, and has helped develop the European freelancers' movement through campaigns and events. He presents a monthly podcast, Radio Spaetkauf, focusing on local Berlin news in English.
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