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What is the Problem? The issue of false (also called bogus) self-employment has jumped in the forefront of debate among European policy makers, and is included as a priority of the new EU Platform to Tackle Undeclared Work. Concerns have emerged about the potential exploitation of low-paid, low-skilled vulnerable self-employed workers, mostly those operating in… » read more

  Posted by Solo-Entrepreneurship in Europe

Freelancers’ Need for Training Unlike entrepreneurs who reply on a big idea, perhaps one that will change the world, freelancers’ primary value rests on their skills. Clients hire them for their skill-set, and it is their task to deliver an assignment based on their talent. Freelance professionals provide specialist expertise to fill widening skills gaps… » read more

  Posted by Solo-Entrepreneurship in Europe

Hello, hallo, buon giorno Mummies of Europe. Today, I want to tell you about a European project that is of particular interest to me: the Strasbourg-Kehl French-German nursery. This is a repost of LA CRÈCHE FRANCO-ALLEMANDE, originally published in French by Sandra Dranne Foussier (@mamansdeurope, Facebook, Instagram), and submitted to the Europe in My Region… » read more

  Posted by Europe in My Region

Infrastructures: The Stepping Stone to Collaboration Self-employed professionals and freelancers naturally take a collaborative approach to building their businesses. Over 9 out of 10 have interacted with other freelancers, citing factors like business advice, networking, and emotional support among the reasons they connect with others in the community. However, without physical infrastructures such as coworking… » read more

  Posted by Solo-Entrepreneurship in Europe

A tragic turn The 1989 Generation initiative was born in London, the most diverse city in Europe and capital of the country that promoted and defended many of the principles at the core of European integration. Regrettably, it seems, the United Kingdom is now turning its back on these same values. Our mission is to… » read more

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An Example Project

There are over 700,000 people with disabilities in Romania. Various disabilities. The country’s stable population is slightly over 21 million, according to the latest census. That’s over 700,000 people to whom the government pays social welfare and allowances (or whatever they’re called) from non-disabled taxpayers’ money – and that’s about all they get. This is… » read more

  Posted by Europe in My Region

Think Outside the Boss Back in April I have spoken with Caterina, a 32 years old independent translator and interpreter from Portugal. Here is what she told me: “As an independent conference interpreter specialised in the chemical industry, I often look around to win procurement contracts in different European countries. I live in Portugal, my… » read more

  Posted by Solo-Entrepreneurship in Europe

I began hearing talks on ‘Social Innovation’ in 2012 for professional reasons. This is a repost of 7 cose che ho imparato sulla Social Innovation (in Italia), originally published on Medium by Fabiana Zeppieri (@Fabiazep, on Medium) and submitted to the Europe in My Region 2016 blogging competition. Nowadays, many of us in Italy know… » read more

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