“Solo-Entrepreneurship and the One Person SMEs: Perspectives and the Future of Independent Working in Europe” – Organized by the European Forum of Independent Professionals (EFIP) in partnership with and hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
The EU is experiencing a boom in independent working and solo-entrepreneurship. 15% of the labour force (33 million people) are working for themselves and the trend is growing,
The event will debate how iPros can contribute to social and economic growth in the EU and be recognised as economic agents in their own right.
Although there is a lot of focus on small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the discussion often forgets the needs of the smallest enterprises of all – independent workers.
In practical terms, policy measures for all kind of SMEs – for instance in terms of access to finance, markets, public procurement, skills development, admin burden reduction, social security and the SME Test – remain unbalanced in many EU countries as they often fail to take into account the characteristics of the smallest business of one.
Date: 10th December 2015
Time: 14:30 – 16:30
Venue: European Economic and Social Committee
Christa Schweng, Vice-President of the Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship Section – EESC
Patricia Leighton, Professor of European Law – IPAG Business School, France
Marco Torregrossa, Secretary General – European Forum of Independent Professionals (EFIP)
More to be announced