We need 10.000 signatures to reach our goal.
Freelancers and independent professionals are a growing and vital part of the European workforce and economy. Politicians at all levels of government need to understand and address this important demographic. The freelancers of Europe call on government and businesses to:
Give us official status at all levels of government and bureaucracy. Realize that we’re not the same as small and medium enterprises or other activity categories. Remember us when you create policy that affects us.
Make sure freelancers can access all government services, bid for official contracts, access training programs and qualify for funding.
Include us in all official statistics, and study our demographic better. Don’t put us together with other small business categories.
Talk to our representative organizations, give us a seat at the table and appoint an EU freelancers’ envoy to champion our concerns.
Pay us on time. Write contracts that treat us ethically.
Read the full text of the manifesto.
We’re building a movement of freelancers across Europe. Why? Because we need a common voice to get politicians to start listening to our concerns. Alone, we’re ignorable. Together, we’re powerful!
By signing this manifesto, you're joining with thousands of other independent workers who want their voice to be heard across Europe.
Your signatures will be presented to politicians following the European Parliament elections. We'll make sure freelancers aren't forgotten in Brussels.
Freelancers have many names - independent professionals, contractors, solo entrepreneurs, temps, self-employed. We have individual workstyles, but we have many concerns in common.
This campaign is for those who identify as independent workers, working outside the traditional contracted employment system.
The European Freelancers Campaign is a joint effort by a coalition of freelancers, non-profit organizations, and support networks.
It was initiated by the European Forum of Independent Professionals (EFIP), a body made up of over ten national freelancers' organizations from across Europe.
The campaign was devised and carried out by a team of freelancers based in Berlin, supported by many helpers across Europe.
We will present a list of our supporters to politicians in Brussels, to demonstrate the strength of our community. You can chose to remain anonymous. Your personal data won't be made public.
We will add your e-mail address to our mailing list. You may receive e-mail updates, as well as messages from your local freelancers' organization. You can always unsubscribe from this service.
Croatia – www.hdnp.hr
Europe – www.efip.org
United Kingdom – www.ipse.co.uk
Germany – www.vgsd.de
Italy – www.actainrete.it
Italy – www.aniti.it
France – www.aprotrad.org
France – www.federation-auto-entrepreneur.fr
Belgium – www.ipros.be
France – www.cybergazette.fr
Netherlands – www.pzo.nl
France – www.sycfi.org
This campaign was crowdfunded by over 150 freelancers, associations and startups. Special thanks to these crowdfunders who gave generously:
Coworking Croatia / Timo Koenig – frontend developer / Gruendungszuschuss – support for German freelancers / Seven Days – freelancer marketplace / Welance – Berlin coworking space / Jovoto – platform for creative projects /and many individuals…