The latest report from the European Forum of Independent Professionals will be launched today at the European Parliament. The report "European I-Pros: A Study" has been authored by French academic Stéphane Rapelli and found that there has been an 82% increase in the numbers of independent professionals, such as freelancers and contractors since 2000.
The European Forum of Independent Professionals (EFIP) announces the launch of a new free resource for independent professionals. Client-World is an online self-coaching kit designed to help independent professionals distinguish themselves from a growing host of other service providers.
The Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion launched a public consultation on possible future initiatives for the enforcement of EU rules on free movement of workers. The objective of the consultation was to assess how to best ensure the enforcement of the right to free movement of workers and contribute to the removal of obstacles.
EFIP strongly feels that independent professionals face significant barriers when looking to work across borders and that this situation urgently needs to be addressed in order to maximize the value that they add to the EU economies.
EFIP supports the Single Market Act and would encourage the Commission to pursue policy proposals which improve the operation of the single market for the EU’s smallest businesses.
However EFIP would like to see independent professionals, as well as SMEs, specifically referenced in the rhetoric of the Act.